Added by Christie Eastman on May 31, 2009 at 11:28pm —
Another beautiful blue bird 80 degree day on the Little White.
How pretty is this rapid?
Only a little knot on my forehead, but everything else went well. Gosh I love the Nomad.
Added by Lizzy English on May 26, 2009 at 4:18pm —
All it took was a few minutes of thumbing through the pages of an instructional kayak book in 2002. Canadian Anna Levesque had by then won a bronze medal at the freestyle kayaking world championships and had sponsorship deals lined up with Dagger Kayaks and Nike ACG. She had just finished a paddling competition in Ontario when she picked up the book, written by a friend, and thought: the instructions are great, but where are all the pictures of… Continue
Added by Anna Levesque on May 26, 2009 at 12:35pm —
Boater Chick Festival is a great opportunity for women to get together and paddle and meet each other. I know several women who met at last year's festival and who have kept in touch and are now regular paddling buddies. It's a festival I like to support, yet with my busy schedule I had already scheduled a retreat on the same weekend for this year. Unfortunately, yet fortunately, my retreat ended up being canceled which gave me the opportunity to participate in the Boater Chick… Continue
Added by Anna Levesque on May 26, 2009 at 11:03am —
Over at Brad Ludden's "Athletes Giving" website he recently posted a shout out to not only Tyler Bradt's record breaking waterfall descent, but also his contributions to the world community.
(Crossposted from AthletesGiving.org by Brad Ludden)
Tyler Bradt’s world record waterfall…
Added by Craig Ray on May 26, 2009 at 9:39am —
I really enjoy these blogs and the pictures but I couldn't find any pictures from Austria. So I only want to show that we also have some whitewater in our little country ;-)…
Added by Andreas Stockinger on May 25, 2009 at 7:59am —
Whats up all,
I'm super stoked to announce that I will be working with and representing Dagger Kayaks as a team paddler in 2009! I've always enjoyed hanging out and paddling with these guys, and it will be great to contribute everything I can to help this innovation-driven company retain its position as a leader in the paddlesports industry.
I figured I would start things out by sharing some thoughts on the Green Boat. I contributed a bit of insight to Pat, Andrew, and… Continue
Added by Chris Gragtmans on May 18, 2009 at 4:53pm —
The best kept secret about Reno is the high sierras paddling less than an hour away. Every year I try to get up to do a couple runs on the Summit Run of the Yuba River. Usually its high and exciting and this year it did not disappoint! Thanks to Macy Burnham for the pictures and for rallying with us. enjoy and the next time your in Reno, remember to get out of the playpark.
At the put-in....…
Added by Andrew Holcombe on May 13, 2009 at 5:23pm —
Christie G decided to step it up this past weekend and break the record of 78 feet that's stood for the last 11 years. Christie's descent of 82-foot Metlako Falls on Eagle Creek in Oregon is absolutely huge, and a big moment for women's kayaking!
I posted an interview with Christie on Paddlinglife.net
Nice one, Christie!
Added by Andy Maser on May 12, 2009 at 3:40pm —
Check out these links that all feature different reports on our recent expedition to Bolivia:
National Geographic Adventure
Added by Andy Maser on May 8, 2009 at 1:17pm —
That would be Reno, Nevada. I must admit when I drive down the main street by all the casinos I do wonder for a brief moment why my car is loaded with kayaks. Oh yeah the playpark, that's right and the Reno River Festival is this weekend. Although the paddling population in Reno is booming its still a bit strange to think of it as having any kayaking at all. However Reno sports one of the better whitewater parks in the country and to top that off the Reno River Festival is a first rate event.… Continue
Added by Andrew Holcombe on May 7, 2009 at 7:29pm —
The Epicocity Crew is working on a really exciting project right now that uses exploratory whitewater kayaking to tell the story of receding glaciers. We just got back from a National Geographic expedition to Bolivia, where we collaborated with local Hydrologist Edson Ramirez to investigate the glacial recession that will very soon deplete the capital region's water supply. We also spent several days exploring some incredible class V on the Zongo River.
The Bolivia expedition was… Continue
Added by Andy Maser on May 7, 2009 at 6:43pm —
Quite the review posted up today for one of Dagger's hottest models: (link directs to Outside Online)
"I was not entirely convinced by my friends’ claims that it was also for people without a death-wish...until I took it down the Class III/IV Boulder Drop section of Washington’s Skykomish River."…
Added by Craig Ray on May 7, 2009 at 2:00pm —
Bear Creek has it all: a gigantic slide, multiple waterfalls and complex boulder gardens, packed into a 3 mile run dropping 859 feet with no mandatory portage. Throw in a horrible sieve, scary undercut and short shuttle and you have one of the classic creeks in the country.
The Bear starts innocently enough. It gives you the chance to warm up and build confidence. Then the big drops come stacked upon one another for nearly a mile: Surrealistic Pillow, Fishbowl, Snake Pit, Knocking on… Continue
Added by Jeff West on May 7, 2009 at 11:51am —
. 70 foot Desoto Falls, AL a few weeks ago (which we later found out was illegal to 'jump')
John Dewey wrote,
"There is always a gap between the here and now of direct interaction and past interactions whose funded result constitutes the meanings with which we grasp and understand what is now occurring. Because of this gap, all conscious perception involves a risk; it is a venture into the unknown, for as it… Continue
Added by Pat Keller on May 7, 2009 at 11:37am —
Let me just start by saying I really don't like making posts about myself. It always seems a bit vain. But many people have asked me to post, so I thought I would give it a try.
Below is my schedule for May and the first part of June.
Now until the 11th. Filming a project in Colombia
12-13, filming a TV show with a French network
14-19, back in Colombia or training for racing
22-25, Doing a Paddler Magazine project
May 30, competing in… Continue
Added by tao berman on May 6, 2009 at 6:49pm —
I'm currently in Colombia filming for a really unique project. One of the many great things about kayaking is that it takes me many incredible countries.
Added by tao berman on May 6, 2009 at 6:39pm —