Kayakers, have you tried SUP (Stand UP Paddle Boarding) yet? I have, and I love it. In the three years I’ve been experimenting with this new and rapidly evolving form of paddling I’ve gotten stronger, learned to see the river in new ways, and found a community of new friends. Sometimes progression occurs when we broaden our horizons instead of only challenging ourselves within a narrow range of experiences.
Here are some good…Continue
Added by jason beakes on December 20, 2012 at 7:11am — No Comments
Being asked to compete in the Whitewater Grand Prix this year was an incredible privilege. I figured out that I had been invited just a few weeks before the event, but I was set on making it happen. I had to finish my classes two weeks early, figure a way around work responsibilities and raise enough money to finance the trip. It was a lot of work, but now that I'm here in Chile things could not be any…Continue
Added by Todd Wells on December 2, 2012 at 9:35pm — No Comments
I had the pleasure of doing the first decent of the upper north fork of the little wind a few years back with my brother and some other friends. Since then I had wanted to get back in there with more water, this summer I convinced fellow durangotan nate klema to meet me and a few others to go back. The run starts with the longest 6 mile hike in ever, this thing really tires you out, but the reward is camping at twin lakes.…Continue
Added by Tom Janney on November 20, 2012 at 2:03am — No Comments
Yesterday during an address to the Nation in which he honored our Veterans, President Obama told the story of Taylor Morris, a member of an Explosive Ordnance Disposal Team who was seriously injured and almost died while serving in Afghanistan.Taylor, who kayaks with Team River Runner as part of his journey back to an active life, had been to the White House before and decided to decline this last…Continue
Added by jason beakes on November 12, 2012 at 10:00pm — No Comments
This last weekend I had the opportunity to get up Really early and head to Ken Tucky for the Russell Fork race. Upon rolling into the parking lot I met up with three other C1ers and we made our way to the top of the run for a practice lap. During the practice run I had silky smooth lines everywhere except El Horendo, which you can see in the video. After practice comes Race! My lines were less than desirable but still managed to post the fastest C1 time of the day! The Russell Fork Race is a…Continue
Added by Brad McMillan on October 31, 2012 at 7:11am — No Comments
Last month I was lucky enough to attend two awesome whitewater…Continue
Added by Laura Farrell on October 19, 2012 at 10:14am — No Comments
Here is a preview of the project Steve Rogers and Tim Loubier have been working on over the past few weeks. All of this film was shot on a Red…Continue
Added by Todd Wells on October 15, 2012 at 6:52pm — No Comments
The Soouth Feather is a short but steep creek that flows for an entire month every fall due to the lowering of Little Grass Valley Reservoir. Having raced this section of river last year during Gnarlfest 2011 it was blatantly obvious that this course was not for longboats. This year things were gonna change as Will Pruett and myself took a visit to the river 5 days before the race with only Greenboats loaded on the car. The crux of the course is a 25 footer with a shallow landing that had…Continue
How do Yakama Tribal members, kayakers, fish biologists, private and commercial rafters, local land owners, and a region of river conservationists come together to celebrate a newly free-flowing river?
The White Salmon River Homecoming Celebration did just that. The day brought together stakeholders and interest groups with broad range of concerns and interests in the watershed, now that 125 ft Condit Dam is completely gone and the White Salmon River is flowing…Continue
Added by Susan Hollingsworth on October 9, 2012 at 1:55pm — No Comments
Do you have trouble ferrying or feel that you get pushed off-line a lot? If so try paying more attention to the angle you're setting with your kayak before you make your move. Setting the correct angle can mean the difference between a ferry that feels hard and sloppy and a ferry that feels easy and precise. It can…Continue
Added by Anna Levesque on October 8, 2012 at 11:36am — No Comments
I couldn't think of any way I'd rather spend the last of my single days than paddling miles and miles of big Idaho whitewater with 8 of my favorite girlfriends. Kim Becker, Monica Gokey, Susan Hollingsworth and I all got engaged within a year of each other. So, we decided to join forces for the ulimate bachelorette paddle…Continue
Team River Runner is an amazing organization that Dagger and Wave Sport both support, and that I've been proud to be a part of for almost 8…Continue
Added by jason beakes on September 26, 2012 at 2:00pm — No Comments
Added by Christie Eastman on September 24, 2012 at 1:00pm — No Comments
Gauley Fest 2012 was another one for the ages!
Great times were had by all, and it was a pleasure experiencing the event from my new role of Dagger Pro Team Manager. I was amazed with the amount of interest in the raffle Green Boat to benefit AW. People were stoked about the one-of-a-kind Storm color, and it was cool to pull the winning ticket and award Sir Matt Redmond with his new boat. His buddies carried him off in the boat on their shoulders!
That Sunday I got to…Continue
Added by Chris Gragtmans on September 24, 2012 at 11:45am — No Comments
This year I was able to collect a lot of footage from the past few years to put together into a short highlight reel. This video documents some of my paddling endeavors from the past 4 years and will also be used as my application for the 2012 Whitewater Grand Prix in Chile.
Added by Todd Wells on September 23, 2012 at 3:18pm — No Comments
Added by Gary Howard on September 20, 2012 at 7:37am — No Comments
Added by Brad McMillan on September 11, 2012 at 2:03pm — No Comments
This year in late April I made my first trip to paddle in British Columbia. On our way home to Montana Evan and I quickly hucked a few waterfalls and jetted back south to Big Sky country. The next trip, a month later, we rallied some high water down the Ashlu Box and Callaghan creek in the Whistler and Squamish areas! For several months of the year there are many classic runs to be had in these areas.
Moving out of the BDP Mansion in White Salmon, WA, I drove to Missoula and met up…Continue
Added by Erik Johnson on September 9, 2012 at 11:46pm — No Comments