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Monthly Archive: August 2007

30
Aug

BC trip report

Our final destination this summer was BC for some creeking in our favorite area to vacation for boating. Here are some shots from BC this summer, and you can read the full report at www.RiverGypsies.com. Andria running the Nozzle on the Nahatlatch. Jared airing out the Recoil at Skook. Leland on Callaghan Creek.Photo by Bo …

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30
Aug

Back To The Roots

Upper Blackwater Jared, Graham, and I arrived back east just in time to paddle some of the classic runs we learned to kayak on. We ended up runing the Upper Blackwater, Upper Yough, Top Yough, and Big Sandy all at good flows and some of the warmest days I’ve ever paddled these runs. Another bonus, …

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29
Aug

US Wildwater Nationals

I took the Speeder to US Wildwater Nationals on the Deerfiled River over the weekend.  It was different kind of competition for me.  I had a great time, and took down the rest of the plastic boats with the help of my good friend the Speeder. 

27
Aug

Oetz

A couple of friends of mine and I have just come back from an awesome paddling trip in the Oetz Valley in Austria. We have done the upper and the middle Oetz and were busy training for the Extreme Kayaking World Championships, which are going to be there in October. Two broken paddles and one …

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26
Aug

A Tibetan Adventure

The morning will be the first day of our road trip taking us North out of Lhasa, capital of the Tibet region, to run some classic multidays and then on to the Yarlung Tsangpo Valley.  The Yarlung is likely to be very high as the monsoon waters drop but most of the North & South …

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23
Aug

Tatlow Season 2007!

After spending a month in Peru paddling the Huallaga and the Abismo section of the Aprimac, it was so nice to come home to BC at prime water levels. The classics were falling out, but all the stuff in the Ashlu and Elaho drainages were lining up perfect. So this week has been the mission …

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21
Aug

Mike and Al’s Excellent adventures – 2007

5 Ladies, 1 guy, 7 days, 8 rivers, 2 guides! A most Excellent adventure! We have just finished a most excellent week of river guiding and coaching in Norway. Our trip started in Sjoa and ended in Voss, the paddling varying from big volume Sjoa, to low volume steep-creeking on the Branseth in Voss. This …

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20
Aug

California, still holding strong.

One of the harder rapids to navigate on Cherry Creek Due to the low water year its slim pickins on where to go kayaking. Luckily we still have one of California’s classic class five runs. The Cherry Creek section of the Upper Tuolomne which runs six days a week and every other sunday. Dave Garringer …

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16
Aug

Looking back on the summer and OR

10
Aug

Speed Trip to BC

On my first trip to BC I learned one thing.  10 days is not enough.  There are more rivers in BC than I could possibly paddle in a lifetime.  I had a great crew of people to paddle with, great water, and a ton of fun.