Get to know the extreme side of paddle sports in the Pocono Mountains! Catch an all-new episode of FitBit's Facing Waves with Nikki Gregg this Friday, July, 22, 2016 at 9:30 p.m. on Outside Television.
What is Facing Waves? It's a one-of-a-kind paddle sports TV show following renowned paddler Nikki Gregg on her quest to discover the world's top paddling destinations.Nikki and the Facing Waves crew came to the Pocono Mountains this spring in search of thrills on our lakes, creeks and rivers. Their week-long tour of the Pocono Mountains included whitewater kayaking on Shohola Falls near Milford, stand-up paddleboarding (SUP) on Lake Wallenpaupack and the Delaware and Lehigh Rivers, road racing in Downtown Stroudsburg, and adventures in the parks at Camelback Resort.
Watch the full episode to see it all come together, and view the photos below for some behind-the-scenes snaps!
DAYS 1 & 2: WHITEWATER KAYAKING IN THE NORTHERN POCONO MOUNTAINS
Days one and two were spent kayaking in the Northern Pocono Mountains. Guest paddlers Jared Seiler and Anna Bruno performed daring runs on Shohola Falls and Shohola Creek. At the end of day two, the crew moved south to the Brodhead Creek for a few quick passes on the "Miracle Mile."
DAY 3: SUP ON THE DELAWARE
Nikki Gregg's first day paddling the Pocono Mountains included a flat water outing with Ruth Jones of Kittatinny Canoes. Ruth led Nikki on a six-mile trip and then stopped to share a few tales from her life on the water.
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DAY 4: AN ADVENTURE ON LAND
On the fourth day of filming, Nikki demonstrated her passion for fitness by participating in the Run for the Red 5K in Stroudsburg.
DAY 5: SUP AND JET SKIS ON LAKE WALLENPAUPACK
Don't let Nikki's smiling face fool you. It was COLD on the lake on day five. Despite the chill, Nikki jumped right into the activities available through Pocono Action Sports. She paddled the lake for the first part of the day and then gave the jet skis a go.
DAY 6: WHITEWATER SUP IN THE LEHIGH GORGE
Joined on day six by Sierra Fogal of Pocono Whitewater, Nikki navigated the rapids of the scenic Lehigh River.
DAY 7: TREETOP CHALLENGE
A fun week of filming wrapped with a day in the trees at Camelback Mountain Adventures. Nikki tested her balance on the obstacle courses, picked up speed on the zip lines, and rode along the ski slopes on the area's only Mountain Coaster.
FitBit's Facing Waves with Nikki Gregg: Paddling the Pocono Mountains premieres this Friday, July 22, 2016 at 9:30 p.m. on Outside Television. For more Facing Waves, check out the show's YouTube channel.
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