The South East has long been known as a powerhouse in creekboating. I have sculpted my skills on the many amazing creeks within the S.E. watersheds but three stick out to me as being the best our area has to offer. The Bear on Lookout Mountain in Georgia, The Raven Fork in the Cherokee National Forest, and The Toxaway in The…Continue
Added by Nick Murphy on April 18, 2013 at 12:00pm — No Comments
This one is a gem from back in 2009 - "Shoot Me In The Face With A 9mm" - photo by Ryan Allen - A lapse in time while searching for the Truth via a 20 footer into a cave!
All of us have found the gift of paddling through different avenues. Some of us were shown the light by our parents while…Continue
Added by Nick Murphy on February 7, 2013 at 9:00pm — No Comments
If there’s one classic Adam Herzog line, this might be it -- “Don’t be a fucking pussy.”
It’s applicable to almost every situation in which Adam finds himself, and the Raquette put-in is no exception.
“But we can drive shuttle and be back in ten minutes,” Alan said. Alan is built like a malnourished sparrow, and was wearing brand new skate shoes instead of river booties.
“Don’t be a fucking pussy. It’s faster to hike.”…Continue
Added by Christian Woodard on July 12, 2012 at 12:46pm — 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
Well, as the paddling season wraps up, I've been looking back at some media from what was truly an epic year in the paddling world. One event that I was honoured to be a part of this year was the Whitewater Grand Prix. You've probably seen alot of the competition media from this event, but the paddling that we did in between the competitions was every bit as incredible. One of the highlights for me was certainly…Continue
Added by Chris Gragtmans on November 16, 2011 at 5:00pm — No Comments
Tatlow Creek is 100% classic BC class V. There's a brutal 4x4 road, heinous bushwacking, huge mandatory drops, and giant trees that you need to boof next to. You will also find crystal clear water that you can drink right out of the river, two 20 footers, two 30 footers, a 40 footer, and an absolutely spectacular gorge that you would be hard-pressed to beat for scenery. If you are up to the challenge, it will deliver and then some!
The hike-in is up a mountain, and then a…Continue
Added by Chris Gragtmans on September 25, 2011 at 6:00pm — No Comments
I put this blog post up few weeks back about an intense run in Southwestern BC, Fear Canyon of the Elaho. Here is the video of my first run down the river...
I have to say that the Nomad 8.5 is definitely my happy place for large volume…Continue
Added by Chris Gragtmans on September 3, 2011 at 6:30pm — No Comments
This summer I came across the opportunity to work as the lead instructor for ex-pro paddler Todd Anderson at the Columbia Gorge Kayak School in Hood River, Oregon. Without too much thought I took the job, and since have been enjoying every bit of working as a…Continue
I wanted to check in from the Whistler, BC library about some recent adventures that I have been having out here.
Tommy Hilleke once said that "everything else is just training for kayaking in BC." I've been thinking about that statement over the past few weeks of exploring this area of the world. It is absolutely true. The rivers here are remote, difficult to get into, sometimes impossible to get out of, and any scouting or portaging comes…Continue
Added by Chris Gragtmans on August 20, 2011 at 6:00pm — No Comments
He goes by many names but regardless of what you call him I'd like to introduce Team Dagger's Chris Gragtmans all around excellent paddler and nice guy! Check out the video links as well.
Where are you from? Where do you live?
I am originally from Kingston,…Continue
Added by Andrew Holcombe on May 31, 2011 at 1:51pm — No Comments
6 questions with Team Dagger's Todd Wells on his life, kayaking, and plans for the future.
Where are you from? Where do you live?
Trout Lake, WA. Trout Lake, WA
How/Why did you start kayaking?
Added by Andrew Holcombe on March 25, 2011 at 1:30pm — No Comments
Here's a POV Video that I put together from a day this spring out on the Little White Salmon River in Washington. On this particular day the water levels kept at a juicy 4.9-5.0ft. On this high water day, I was lucky enough to be joined by local paddlers Max Blackburn, Lane Jacobs, and Tao Berman. Enjoy the video.
Added by Todd Wells on March 17, 2011 at 11:55am — No Comments
Added by Christie Eastman on January 11, 2011 at 12:30am — No Comments
Photo By Erik Boomer
When I open up my phone to see that I missed a call from Erik Boomer I know that something juicy is brewing and a wave of anxiety and excitement hits me. Three days ago when I opened my phone to see that Boomer had left me a message it was no different. In his message he said, "Todd we're going to the Stikine. Call me back if you…Continue
Added by Todd Wells on September 27, 2010 at 6:51pm — No Comments
TThe Discovery Channel joins Femme 45 for a ladies day out paddling in the gorge.…Continue
Greetings Ladies and Gents!
The past two years of extreme kayaking have been absolutely crazy to witness. From Tyler Bradt running 186 foot Palouse Falls, to a ridiculous season this year in Chile, to some serious progression on the Oregon and Cali fronts, the sport of kayaking has been pushed by a lot of people. The simple fact is that more people than ever before are running gigantic waterfalls.…
Our flight to Mexico City took off just before a major snowstorm hit Western North Carolina and buried the area under 15 inches of snow. Talk about good timing! Jalcomulco, Veracruz is one of my favorite places. The town of about 3000 residents is located in the Antigua River Valley surrounded by beautiful hillsides of Mango orchards. The riverís indigenous name is Huitzilpan which means river of the swallows. And there are lots of swallows that fly overhead and around you as you…Continue
Added by Anna Levesque on January 13, 2010 at 3:33pm — No Comments