Well, I finally got my butt out on the Little White Salmon this weekend. A great crew that consisted of Myself, Ryan Scott, Nate Herbeck, Lana Young, Tao Berman, Austin Rathmann, Rob, and some Montana folk, A J and Robin. The level was around 3.2-3.3 or so and temps around 40 degrees. Ryan and A J had two days of "no portage" runs and the rest of us ran everything but Spirit. These guys wouldn't let me scout anything, which made me a bit nervous but it worked out good in the end. I had a few blown lines, and a couple of backwards runs down some mank but for as stout of a run that it is, I faired pretty well. This is a local favorite and is arguably one of the country's best continuous stretches of whitewater that demands a kayaker's respect!
AJ Running Spirit
Ryan in Sequence on Spirit
Sunday, December 02, 2007
I headed down to Bend, Oregon this weekend to visit some friends and do some paddlin. I had never been down there before so figured, what the hell. Christina and I tinkered around on the Dillon to Lava section of the Deschuttes....and it was friggin cold, but we did it anyway. Then did a little hiking around.
Saturday, November 24, 2007
A few of us decided to get out of town for the day and hit up something none of us had been on before. The Breitenbush is a class 3/4 creek with a run that spans about 10 miles long. This is a fun little creek to get on for the scenery alone. The rapids aren't anything to brag about, but it is definetly one of the most beautiful little rivers I have ever been on, and its suprisingly pretty deep in some area's.
Sunday, November 04, 2007
Jason and I headed to the Oregon coast on Saturday to hit some 6-13 foot waves. It was a damn good time and super tiring. Both of us got a little trashed on some pretty big ones, and we both had some really good rides. After about 4 hours of combat kayaking, both of us were so tired we could hardly function...glad I didn't drive!!!
Sunday, October 21, 2007
We put on today with a great crew that consisted of Nate Herbeck, Ryan Scott, Lana Young, Jason Schroeder, Scott Z, and myself. Most of us ran it pretty much top to bottom, including myself. Ryan and Nate were the only two who fired up lower zig zag, which still has a log stuck in it. This a great level to run everything at. I got a couple of beat downs, but had a great day with mostly great lines none the less. BZ gave Jason and I a little run for our money, but worked out good! Lana was taking most of the action shots, these are just a few of mine.
Wednesday, October 17, 2007
Saturday, October 06, 2007
Monday, September 24, 2007
Sunday, September 09, 2007
A friend of mine that I met the last time I was out in Colorado came out to visit this weekend to do some backpacking and head out to the Oregon coast. We did an overnighter near Mt Hood on Friday and Saturday, then headed to the coast for Saturday and Sunday!