My 2012 goals were as follows… 1. Complete 2 months of strength training so that I am ready for the competition season. 2. Top 3 finish in a professional event. 3. Experience 3 personal first descents. This past year marked a big change in my life. As the kayaking season was approaching, I was finishing… View Article
Big water kayaking – Himalayan style!
It’s been coined as The Most Wonderful Time Of Year by many. No, this is not Christmas that we’re talking about, it’s The Green Race
We picked the right weekend. Our goal was to paddle amidst brilliant shades of yellow and orange, yet in weather that favors shorts and a t shirt.
Given the exceptionally dry weather in Colorado this fall and little to no great kayaking opportunities, here is to thinking about the next kayaking trip. Little White Salmon, March 2012 with Ben Luck and Louis Geltman. Lots of water, lots of wood, lots of sunshine and a whole lot of good paddling. Nathan & Matthew… View Article
I’ve been attending Bailey Fest since it started 3 years ago. Every year once it’s over I leave thinking that it couldn’t be any better, and every time I come back it’s even rowdier. Bailey is a class 4+ 5- run. Bailey Fest is a class 5+ party. It gets wild. This year there were 4 kegs… View Article
Late August in the Pacific Northwest really means one thing for local paddlers… It’s time to make the yearly trek to the Upper Upper Cispus. Most everything around has long since dried up and summer is coming to a close. Just as you find yourself looking ahead to the rains of November. Wham-o, the UUC drops in… View Article
It finally happened. I sacked up and ran Sunshine at a normal flow of 100%. It’s not even close to being the most difficult rapid I’ve run or the most dangerous. Not the most remote, not the tallest, not even the most challenging of that day. But Sunshine has a mystique. Every hard paddler has… View Article
The summer issue of kayak session features the Acobamba abyss section of the Apurimac river in Peru. We never did a write up on that particular part of our trip two years ago so we though we would share some pictures. Amazing river and amazing canyon. With Matt Wilson, Evan Ross, Ryan Casey and Ben… View Article