Added by Craig Ray on July 30, 2009 at 6:44pm —
Added by Craig Ray on July 29, 2009 at 12:51pm —
Once the Sierra and High Sierra runs have dried out, we have to depend on dam releases to get our paddling fix. One of my favorite summer dam releases in California is the Cherry Creek section of the Tuolomne. Whenever I get a day off work, I head up to paddle.
Added by Diane Gaydos on July 28, 2009 at 2:55pm —
Last Sunday, 24 paddlers from all over Oregon and Washington headed to the Chelan Gorge for a much anticipated recreational release. The river was running at 400 cfs which was just about a perfect medium flow. The gorge is three-tenths of a mile long and stacked full of class IV, V slides, boulder gardens and waterfalls.
Thanks so much to the Chelan Public Utility District and American Whitewater for negotiating these releases. Check out photos of the run at… Continue
Added by Christie Eastman on July 28, 2009 at 2:00pm —
Hello all! Pat Keller checking in with Peter Mills on stop 3 of our Renegade East Coast Tour. The goal: combine riding and kayaking in the best locations the East Coast has to offer. Simply put, we are on the search for the most epic road trip we can possibly imagine. Chasin the dream.
After getting the final pieces of my Morewood put back together we took off for the Northeast. Peter, with his extensive background in the mountain biking/dirt jumping world knew of many ultimate lift… Continue
Added by Pat Keller on July 28, 2009 at 11:29am —
I have officially been back from Cali for three weeks now and while I missed out on some of the big runs (mainly Upper Cherry and Middle Kings) that I wanted to get, I still had an amazing month of boating out there and am already planning my trip back in 2010. Just wanted to post up some pictures of the highlights of my trip.
The stopover in Vegas on our way to California
Dinkey Creek Waterfalls… Continue
Added by Laura Farrell on July 27, 2009 at 8:14pm —
Does anyone have a price list that would have the cost of a Dagger Crossover and Dagger Anamas? I know these boats are no longer manufactured but they were stolen from us and will be going to court soon and need the original prices of these two boat. Our boats were recovered several weeks after they were stolen although they had been painted, serial #'s taken off and banged up badly they are still usable. Thanks to anyone that can help us with this info. leslie
Added by Leslie Ramsay on July 27, 2009 at 9:40am —
I'm happy to report that First Descents (www.firstdescents.org
) has finished its 5 program on 9 this summer. So far we have successfully completed programs in Montana, Wisconsin and Washington. We still have programs happening in Colorado, Idaho and Wyoming. We're always looking for volunteers and people who are interested in helping us fundraise. We have a great new fundraising… Continue
Added by Brad Ludden on July 26, 2009 at 11:00pm —
Just in the middle of my crazy summer! It's been epic one to say the least. 6 weeks in Quebec, 2 weeks in Colorado for USA Team Trials, 3.5 weeks in Iceland, a couple weeks in Cali (exploratory on North Kings), Just back from Outdoor Retailer, and now i'm heading up to the Ottawa for 1 month of training before the World Championships in Switzerland...
PICS COURTESY PATRICK CAMBLIN
Here are a couple pics from my trips to Iceland and Quebec… Continue
Added by Rush Sturges on July 25, 2009 at 6:31pm —
Check out this new video over on the liveblog of the new Dagger Axis Series, and what it's all about.
Added by Craig Ray on July 22, 2009 at 6:00pm —
A few weeks ago I got to get my big water and big drop fix. I met up with a small crew near Clearwater BC for some high water action in the warm rivers of the area. Some nice big waves, a few scenic canyons, some nasty whirlpools and eddies and a few undercuts make for the perfect outing.
Back to rafting in Revelstoke I managed to get a crew together after… Continue
Added by Dan Caldwell on July 22, 2009 at 2:16pm —
Check out the Outdoor Retailer Blog and see some of the pictures from our last day before the Demo.
While we won't give too much away until the Demo Day tomorrow, when the first of the new kayaks hits the water, there's a few interesting shots in here if you look closely
Outdoor Retailer Post - Booth Setup Pics
Here's a picture that didn't make the post… Continue
Added by Craig Ray on July 20, 2009 at 12:51am —
Environmental practices and responsibility are hotly debated subjects in the world that we live in today, and they are something that I struggle with almost daily. On one hand, I love to take incredible kayaking trips to exotic places in the world, skipping from plane to ferry to truck, and then jumping on a beautiful, foreign river. On the other hand, I feel like a hypocrite telling others how incredible these wild places in our world are, because to some extent I am destroying them by using… Continue
Added by Chris Gragtmans on July 14, 2009 at 2:05pm —
It's that time of year again, the big Outdoor Retailer show is almost here!
This year, we're setting up a site to liveblog everything that happens (with pictures and video), including new 2010 Confluence product announcements.
Check back later this week for complete details on the blog!
Added by Craig Ray on July 13, 2009 at 2:42pm —
Hey all! Finally getting my online life back up to date after some traveling and avoiding of the internet world. I have a weird concept that bragging about my travels and adventures will initiate some karmic reprucussions in some way, shape or form, so i will try my best to share my experiences with you all in a way that makes you want to seek out your own adventures and experiences of your own. (please be safe and stay within your limits!) Here we go. Heres the rundown of the day in Colorado… Continue
Added by Pat Keller on July 6, 2009 at 1:51pm —
Since we got back from our Bolivia mission this April, Trip and me have been working hard on the film we’re releasing this fall. The concept is to investigate climate change through the eyes of whitewater kayakers, so we’re traveling to watersheds in B.C., Washington, California, (and Bolivia), talking to scientists studying the effects of climate change in each area and investigating how these changes will affect communities downstream. In California, for example, snowmelt from the Yosemite… Continue
Added by Andy Maser on July 5, 2009 at 5:02pm —
The nice thing about first descents is that they can come in many forms, shapes, and sizes. A first descent does not have to be some crazy hard river in the middle of nowhere in some remote foreign country. It can be as simple as being on a river no one in your group has done before or finally checking out that creek in your backyard you’ve always wondered about. Whatever the situation is I have discovered, through trial and error, some pretty good ground rules that almost always apply when… Continue
Added by Andrew Holcombe on July 1, 2009 at 11:12pm —