Well, we've now had a week straight of record high temps (in some places by over 20 degrees). Apparently we skipped right past spring (typically in April) to the hottest part of summer here in New England. Conveniently enough, I got the week off work, so I've been paddling every day since spring started 2.5 weeks ago. A solid week of training attaining the White River before melt got going was a good start to the season, but now we're fully into creeking and I've been taking a lot of days…Continue
Added by Nick Gottlieb on March 22, 2012 at 5:36pm — No Comments
To get in to Truchas you have to put in on the road and hike in to the jungle for some minutes, then get to a scary cliff where you set up a rappel, and rappel down into the canyon, ones you are there it’s all about having fun.
Truchas is a perfect 60 ft waterfall, it has a nice boof into a pool and into the perfect drop, it has become a classic in the last years. What’s not that popular is the upper rapid. We hit the right level, and decided it to give it a go to…Continue
Added by Iker Beristain on March 21, 2012 at 2:22am — No Comments
Puma falls has always been a big one, a true 100 footer located on the river Fuy. This is the biggest waterfall ever ran In Chile. I’ve been looking at this waterfall for the last 2 years, been to that place so many times… but never had the perfect water level together with a big crew to provide a good safety/footage.…
Added by Aniol Serrasolses on March 16, 2012 at 6:09am — No Comments
The first race of the Western Whitewater Championship Series is just around the corner! Come kick off the season with the Upper Wind River Race on Saturday, March…Continue
Added by Christie Eastman on March 12, 2012 at 9:36pm — No Comments
Last spring, I ventured into Oregon's remote Chetco River--a rarely paddled Wild & Scenic gem in the heart of the Kalmiopsis Wilderness. Our trip was certainly the most epic I'd ever done in Oregon--a 2-day brutal hike in followed by 2 days of paddling through one of the most remote parts of the state.…Continue
Added by Andy Maser on March 12, 2012 at 1:32pm — No Comments
It's that time of year when the snow starts melting and the rivers start running and that means you need to be getting in shape for an epic paddling season.
As we all know, strong shoulders are key to a successful paddling season! There are a few simple movements you can be doing now to get your shoulders in peak shape for paddling this year.
1. The hand stand push up is a great movement that can be done at home or in the gym. There are several variations of…Continue
Added by Brad Ludden on March 12, 2012 at 10:27am — No Comments
Undoubtedly the most action-packed winter of my life, I'm still trying to slow everything down and get a breath of fresh air. From tall drops and flooding rivers to fresh powder and big lines on the mountain, this has been on of the most memorable winters of my life.…
Added by Brendan Wells on March 7, 2012 at 6:00pm — No Comments
As the snow began to fly in the Northwest I loaded up in my trusty Ford Ranger and pointed it South. I picked up the rest of the team Erik Boomer and Sarah Mcnair-Laundry in LA and continued on. Our destination was Mexico. This mission was to be a little different than most. Instead of plugging off big waterfalls we we're attempting to do a seldom done crossing of the Sea of Cortez then continue descending a 300 mile long remote section of Baja Peninsula. Our crafts of choice were Triak's,…Continue
Added by Tyler Bradt on March 7, 2012 at 12:00pm — No Comments