Thank you for all the things you’ve shown us, the things left to share. For lifting us, pushing us forward, and brushing us off – replacing the dirt with the courage to keep trying. For always being beside us with a helping hand, and knowing when it was time to step back so we could figure it out on our own. Thank you for being a guide, a role model, a friend. 

To all the dads out there showing our future how to live life right, this is for you.

Happy Father’s Day!


Nick Troutman is a whitewater kayaker on the Picky Bars team, but more importantly he’s a kickass dad showing his two kids what life on and off the river is all about. He and Tucker spent a special day on the water last year to celebrate Father’s Day. You can follow him on Instagram and Facebook.