Some of you work very hard on your beach tan. We've all made fun of people for having a farmer's tan. But in our profession, we often deal with what we have labeled, The Kayak Tan!" With temperatures averaging in the high 50s and low 60s, kayak guides are nearly always in a long sleeve shirt or jacket. Combine that attire with the almost 20 hours of sunlight we receive during the summer, the tops of kayakers hands are constantly exposed the the sun while the rest of the body is covered. This makes for a nice tan line along the wrist that is easily identifiable when you see kayak guides walking around town in a T-Shirt. Next time you see a person with pasty white arms and dark brown hands ask him or her if they are a kayak guide!