I can't think of a weekend this whole year where I didn't go on some sort of adventure, from back country skiing in the Northern Cascades to kayaking trips across the Pacific Northwest. I know it's a bit late, but here's a post from a few weekends ago.
Added by Brendan Wells on June 7, 2012 at 1:00am — No Comments
With news of all of the rivers in the Columbia River Gorge flooding, Olin Wimberg, Eric Parker and I drove to the gorge for a weekend of high water paddling and a much needed break from school. When I arrived home, there was a new Dagger Mamba 8.6 waiting for me, as well as a box from Bomber Gear. Eager to test out the new equipment, I headed to one of my favorite runs in the world-- the Little White Salmon River in Washington state.
The Little White was running…
Added by Brendan Wells on May 20, 2012 at 10:59pm — 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
You all have probably heard of the infamous Cherry Creek in California. If you haven't it's a High Sierra classic that you should put on your to-do list. I was lucky enough to paddle the upper section last summer along with Lane Jacobs, Louis Geltman, Jay Gifford, and Seth Swallen. The river was pristine, the scenery gorgeous, and the whitewater incredible. I put together a video with footage from my GoPro Hero video camera and also included some photos that Seth Swallen…Continue
Added by Todd Wells on February 14, 2012 at 4:30am — No Comments
After a few months of sitting around dreaming about getting into whitewater kayaking in Baton Rouge, LA, I finally met some people in Louisiana who shared my passion. Also, I found some whitewater in Louisiana! I'm just as shocked as you are. Here's some videos of my latest trip out to the Toledo Bend Spillway.
Added by Winston Scully on November 21, 2011 at 2:35pm — No Comments
I woke up Saturday morning to my phone ringing and a groggy ten second conversation. “We’re going to Skook, I’ll pick you up in a half hour,” said a voice that I couldn’t quite put a face to. I knew it had to be one of the young local Bellingham paddlers and without thinking replied, “I’m in, see you in thirty.” Impulse decisions have always led to the most exciting adventures of my life and I knew this weekend was going to be one to remember. On Friday, my plans to fly to the Homathko River…Continue
Added by Brendan Wells on October 11, 2011 at 3:30pm — No Comments
The summer of 2011 has treated both coasts to epic storms and unheard of amounts of water. The Pacific Northwest hasn’t experienced any dramatic flooding, but any local paddler knows that it has been a great year for boating. My favorite local runs including the White Salmon, Cispus, and Lewis River have all kept stable flows late into the summer and still have healthy amounts of water.
The highlight of my summer has undoubtedly been the significant amount of time I’ve been able to…Continue
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Ladies and Gentleman please allow me to introduce longtime Team Dagger paddler Pat Keller. Read on and enjoy some questions and answers with one of the smoothest, fearless, and enjoyable paddlers out there. Be sure to check out the video of Pat's recent 1st D of Wolf Creek Falls:…Continue
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World Class Kayak Academy (WCKA) is a traveling high school for students that want to earn their education while exploring unique rivers and cultures around the world. Kids can attend the school for as little as a semester or for an entire three years if they choose. The school is…
Added by Brendan Wells on August 19, 2010 at 4:30pm — No Comments
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Added by Anna Levesque on August 17, 2010 at 10:06am — No Comments
What a summer! The Girls at Play Summer Tour traveled up and down the East Coast visiting retailers and kayak schools in NC, PA, VT, Canada, VA, WI, GA and KY. Over one hundred women treated themselves
to a day, weekend or week of kayaking — some events even included yoga,
massage and wine and cheese! The energy and inspiration we received
from the women we met continues to fuel our passion for paddling and
adventure. Not to mention the personal growth, confidence and joy…
Added by Anna Levesque on August 10, 2010 at 11:12am — No Comments
In a recent yoga class the teacher encouraged us to roll up out of a side-bending pose with our heads as the last body part to come up. I had to giggle because she sounded just like a kayak instructor teaching
the roll! As she was giving her instructions she made the comment that
bringing our heads up last can be challenging because we tend to be a
society of 'head yankers.'
I see a lot of head yanking when I teach the roll and most of us have experienced the sensation…Continue
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