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…
Teigdal is one of the best sections I've run in norway. Lots of rapids, drops and sick slides. Not further than 30 min from Voss is my favorite one so far and got a lot of potential... still a super stout first D in there for the ones who want to go big and doesn't care about landing on a few rocks!…
In mid May, I packed up my stuff, three pairs of skis, two pairs of ski boots, my kayaking gear, two kayaks, two mountain bikes, and my dog and drove west. Well, west and then north. 6500 miles in the following three weeks. But it was not all for naught -- along the way, I did a high water trip down the Middle Fork of the Salmon for a friend's bachelor party and paddled in Montana, Idaho, Washington, and BC.…
To a kayaker, there's just something therapeutic about watching a dam blow up. We dream about it, we joke about it, but we don't really ever expect it to happen. Fortunately, it did happen this year in the Pacific Northwest and we'll soon see miles of new whitewater and restored salmon runs because of it. The story stuck a chord this weekend at the National Paddling Film Festival, where Craziest Idea won 'Best Professional Documentary' and 'Best of Show.'
This is a post by Dagger team paddler Pat Keller from Asheville, NC and
"Fellow huckers! Allow me a moment to speak to you on a crucial point of the code. The level of excitement out there is so proud to see, so proud. That being said, with this excitement we must stay within our own…
October 26th, 2011 is certainly a day that will go down in history. After the Blaster in Charge yelled “fire in the hole!” and ignited the charges packed into the bottom of 125' tall Condit Dam, the White Salmon River was explosively set free for the first time in 100 years. The lake took less than 2 hours to drain, carrying an…
We love it when customers take the time to randomly send us their feedback on our boats! Check out this one we received yesterday from Brian on the Dagger Axiom. While we get a lot of reviews for new paddlers loving the boat, we also find that old hands at the sport are loving it as well.
Just test paddled an Axiom 8.5 I'm a 52 year old intermediate paddler and all I
can say is- wow! I will be picking one up. For us mere mortals, there was nothing this boat did not do… Continue
Added by Craig Ray on October 7, 2010 at 9:00am —
We've been proud of the loud, excited feedback we've gotten since the launch of the Dagger Axiom series. Here's the latest praise from one of Britain's largest paddling publications.
"...but the Axiom is the real deal, it really is great at everything and that’s going to make it a very attractive option for those who don’t
want a quiver of expensive plastic stacked in the garage and are looking for that one-boat-does-it-all package.… Continue
Added by Craig Ray on September 23, 2010 at 2:30pm —
While out in Vail last week for the Teva Mountain Games, Team Wavesport's Trip Jennings and I cruised down I70 to Barrel Springs Rapid on the Colorado River for a little afternoon fun. With us was longtime paddling partner Adam Mills Elliott, who demonstrated that while a big water swim doesn't necessarily need to be a long and terrifying ordeal.
So check out this multicam video of our run down through the rapid, edited in real time, to see how the experience, and the rescue, went for… Continue
This past weekend I joined American Whitewater for a river clean-up on section nine of the French Broad. River clean-ups give you a great sense for what people think of as trash and what they just throw into the environment. Apparently chewing tobacco cans and most plastic bottles are thought of as disposable, major bummer there:( The list of the more interesting ranged from fishing rods to motorcycle helmets to fisher price toys and of course car tires (I think the total was close to twenty).… Continue
If you're in the market for that all-water kayak that does a little bit of everything, but does it all well, check out the new 2010 Dagger Axis series. We designed the boat as something of a hybrid, but gave it options to push the performance limits at each end of flatwater and moving water so that it's a boat that grows with you.
CKS reviewed it recently over on their blog, and they did a good job putting the Axis to the test doing what we said it will do. Find out how it performed,… Continue
Added by Craig Ray on January 12, 2010 at 2:30pm —
We're pretty stoked about this year's Green River Race 2009.....here's a preview of who from Team Dagger will be there, and a link to the complete registration thus far. Below are also details on where they'll be starting in the race.
On Saturday, October 24, nearly 200 whitewater and sea kayaks, stand up paddle boards, and canoes converged on the Willamette River in Portland, Oregon to form a giant floating 350 as part of the largest global day of climate action ever. Paddlers in this River of Action event joined more than 5,200 rallies in more than 180 nations to urge world leaders to take fast and effective action on global warming, to bring attention to the number 350.… Continue
Global warming is affecting Earth, that’s a fact everyone knows, or at least everyone should know.
There are hundreds of things you might know about global warming, from stuff you’ve heard in the news, or read on the books, like for example: cars and other producers of Co2 are one of the main cause, or the most popular one: polar bears are drowning cause of the ice melting.
All this information you get from the communication media it’s true and you shouldn’t ignore it. But right now I… Continue
A group of the world's top paddlers just signed on to support River of Action, a way for kayakers to get involved in the 350.org International Day of Climate Action on October 24th. Please help us impress on global leaders that there is public support for effective climate change legislation NOW.
Check out the letter below, signed by several members of Team Dagger and join the Facebook…Continue
Added by Andy Maser on September 29, 2009 at 12:00pm —