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06
Nov

2014 Green Race… words from Rowan Stuart on her first Green race and a good look at the 9R

(Pre-Race Thoughts by Rowan Stuart): The Green Race. The biggest show in sports. First weekend of November every year for the past 19 years. Photo:  Renee Bombardier My brain can’t decide if I’m more stoked or more terrified. It will be my first year to race, and it snowed between two and four inches here …

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07
Oct

Demshitz fires up the Upper Gauley on the Pyranha Fusion Sit on top

The Fusion SOT is a boat that you can jump on and have a blast right away, no matter if you are a complete beginner or seriously experienced.The new Fusion SOT combines the forgiving hull of the proven Fusion crossover kayak with an open design that will appeal to paddlers who prefer the simplicity of …

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28
Jul

On the Road Again – Pacific Northwest

After having the opportunity last year to travel out to the Hood River area in Oregon, I couldn’t miss another year of fantastic whitewater in the Northwest. As May rolled around, exams were finishing up, and school was ending, Taylor Cofer, Ryan McAvoy, Will Rudisill, and I loaded up the car right after our last exam …

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07
May

Exploring McWhorter Gulf

Photos by Ben Trister Below: Adam Goshorn on the last of the bedrock slides before the streambed changed to boulders and the bottom dropped out! McWhorter Gulf and its watershed are contained entirely within the boundaries of Pigeon Mountain Wildlife Management Area and speaking in terms of geographic place-names, it flows southeast off of Pigeon …

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21
Apr

Mexico 2013 Part IV: Back to SLP

Below: Matt Beauchamp on the El Salto Section of the Rio Valles, photo by Adam Goshorn We had been enjoying our time in Veracruz (see Mexico 2013 Part III HERE), but water levels continued to be too high for many of runs we would have been paddling in a normal year. There were a few …

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16
Apr

Mexico 2013 Part III: Veracruz

Below: Must be going the right way, photo by Evan Alfano Below: Adam Goshorn on the Rio Alseseca , photo by Shannon Goshorn The day after we paddled the second canyon of the Rio Verde with Team Previa (see: Mexico 2013 part II HERE); we woke up early and broke down our camp at Aldea …

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10
Mar

Mexico 2013 Part II: Team Previa

Below: Matt Beauchamp running Puerta del Salto in the second canyon of the Rio Verde, photos by Adam Goshorn   Just after dark on the day we ran the Rio Minas Viajas (see Mexico 2013 Part I HERE), we were driving down the narrow driveway into the Aldea Huesteca campground when we met a van …

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31
Jan

Hurry Up and Wait: CO Quickie 2013

Below: Source of the SlateRiver, photo by Adam Goshorn Below: Adam Goshorn OBJ Rock Sledding, photo by Matt Jones Flashback to June 2013… I was in my last week of work before a much needed and much anticipated two-week paddling trip to California.  Despite the fact that California was experiencing another low water year, my …

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06
Nov

Hammering down the Green Race

Dropping into the crowd off Pencil Sharpener. Yes I took the P&H Hammer down the Green.  Why did I do this?  Well, mainly because it is the only longboat that I had to use.  That and after paddling the Hammer a few times I was pretty confident I could make it down the Green just …

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09
Sep

Skookumchuck Narrows

Skookumchuck wave is located really close to Egmont at the Skookumchuck Narrows National Park. To get to Skook you take the ferry from Horse Shoe Bay to Gibsons and drive along the coast until you reach Egmont. It’s a really scenic and beautiful drive.   Skook is considered one of the best and smoothest waves …

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