Big Lake Paddle Quest


August 8, 2013, Sun Valley, ID—Mountain Niceness Productions presents the debut of the Big Lake Paddle Quest to benefit Wood River MS Walk, St. Baldrick’s Foundation and Camp Rainbow Gold.

Support Danny Walton as he will attempt a trio of accomplishments paddle boarding the Sawtooth Lakes, Canada to Cleveland crossing of Lake Erie and Lake Tahoe while benefiting and raising awareness for three great causes. The paddleboard events will take place throughout the month of August.

“It’s a series of three stand-up paddle board events that will take place to raise funds and awareness,” said Danny Walton, founder of Mountain Niceness Productions. “Crossing Western Lake Erie from Canada to Cleveland, 30-miles, has never be done on a paddleboard.”

Walton has fallen in love with stand-up paddle boarding, which is no surprise since he is an athlete and professional skier. He will circumnavigate the Sawtooth Lakes—Alturas, Pettit, Redfish and Stanley Lakes—at a total of 22-miles as well as 77-miles around Lake Tahoe.

“I wanted an opportunity to give back to great organizations and help to raise funds for them,” he said. “I love the challenge of these adventures because it’s a new sport.”

Paddle boarding is a sport that can be enjoyed at every level of experience and in all types of water environments, which is another reason Walton would like to promote the sport along with the causes who he wants support. Walton is a pro skier, adventurer and paddle boarder who travels the west via a VW van spreading the mountain niceness and throwing world class mountain town events.

“This is my good will,” Walton said. “I have been lucky to do all the things I love to do, which includes skiing and mountain climbing, and I want to give back.”

Walton’s epic paddle boarding journey benefit would not be possible without the following sponsors: Avex, Glide, Beyond Coastal Sun Care, Zenergy at Thundersprings Spa and Club, Mammut, Chums, Smith Optics and the Cleveland Coffee Company.

For more details on the event and to donate, visit or for more information on the beneficiaries, visit Wood River MS Walk at, St. Baldrick’s Foundation and Camp Rainbow Gold


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