Ep. 55: Talking with Pete Rockwell From AIRE

Ep. 55: Talking with Pete Rockwell From AIRE

 
 
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In this episode we talk with Pete Rockwell from AIRE about the company history and some of their new boats.

News of the Week

– American Whitewater has identified Illinois River Tributaries, South Umpqua + Tributaries, North Umpqua Tributaries, Celestial Falls (White River), Williamson River, Blue River, Upper Rogue (MF, SF), Breitenbush River, Quartzville Creek, North Fork Smith Tributaries, South Fork Chetco River, Hunter Creek, and Pistol River as candidates for nomination as Wild and Scenic Rivers.
– Fishing has been shut down on the Clearwater River and Snake River below Asotin.
– Save the Salmon protest in McCall this weekend.

Rough and Ready Creek is an unprotected tributary of the Illinois River

Rough and Ready Creek is an unprotected tributary of the Illinois River

Gear of the Week

Alps Roll Table (Priscilla)
– Non Diminishing Tubed Rafts (Zach)
OCLU Camera (Erik)
Small AIRE Frodo Bag and New Kokatat Hustler PFD (Pete)

Ep 54: Thank You Senator Wyden and River Festival Culture

Ep 54: Thank You Senator Wyden and River Festival Culture

 
 
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In this week’s episode Zach and Priscilla talk about Senator Wyden’s new Wild and Scenic River push as well as river festivals and river festival Culture.

The Tobin Bridges above the North Fork of the Feather River

The Tobin Bridges above the North Fork of the Feather River

Gear of the Week

– Electric Chain Saw (Priscilla)
Makita Cordless Blower (Zach)

No. 52: Petitions and River Access

No. 52: Petitions and River Access

 
 
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In this episode we answer a listener email about the effectiveness of petitions and what paddlers can do to be effective in conservation efforts and improved river access.

Bearfoot Brad has worked hard to get signatures on his petition to protect the South Kalmiopsis from nickel strip mining

Bearfoot Brad has worked hard to get signatures on his petition to protect the South Kalmiopsis from nickel strip mining

During the discussion about river conservation Zach mentioned the Kalmiopsis Guides Association as a group you could join to advocate for the rivers in and round the Kalmiopsis Wilderness.

Gear of the Week
– Priscilla’s chair (Priscilla)
– New 13′ Wing Inflatables Raft (Zach)
Bearing Buddies and Canyon Navigator 150 QT Cooler (Erik)

No. 51: Beatering and Wearing PFDs for River Surfing

No. 51: Beatering and Wearing PFDs for River Surfing

 
 
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In this episode we have discussions about “beatering” and the importance of wearing PFDs while surfing river waves.

News of the Week

Feather Fest Coming up September 27-29

Gear of the Week

Crocs (Zach)
New Astral Rasslers (Priscilla)
Bedrock Sandals and STAR Rafts (Erik)

No. 49: Salvaging a Paddling Trip

No. 49: Salvaging a Paddling Trip

 
 
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In this episode we talk about how to salvage a paddling trip when flows and weather aren’t cooperating.

News of the Week

– The peak snowmelt in Idaho looks to be over
– Check out the USPS Wild and Scenic Stamps
– Oregon HB 2835 passed!
North Fork Championship happening this week

Priscillas Extra Gear List

– Gorilla Tape
– Zip ties
– Bituthene
– Aquaseal
– Tear Aid
– Sew kit
– Car kit (tire stuff, jump kit, extra fluids)
– Bring a back-up paddle/breakdown on long trips

Zach paddling the Wing Jimbo IK on the Chetco River

Zach paddling the Wing Jimbo IK on the Chetco River

Gear of the Week

Wing Jimbo Kayak (Jimbo)
AIRE Tributary Spud Inflatable Kayak
Pop-Up Fire Pit (Erik)
Helinox Chairs (Priscilla)
Acupuncture Pad (Priscilla)

No. 48: River Logs, Packrafts, Social Media, and Rafting Creeks

No. 48: River Logs, Packrafts, Social Media, and Rafting Creeks

 
 
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This week we answer email questions about keeping a river log, packrafts, use of social media, and getting into rafting “creeky sections” normally done by kayakers.

News of the Week

Clack Fest this weekend
– Great water year for California Boating
Oregon Outdoor Recreation Summit

Cataraft at the Upper Clackamas Whitewater Festival

Cataraft at the Upper Clackamas Whitewater Festival

Gear of the Week

Yeti Hopper (Zach)
Big Agness Camp Chairs (Erik)
AeroPress Coffee Maker (Erik)

No. 46: High Water Paddling and Wood in Rivers

No. 46: High Water Paddling and Wood in Rivers

 
 
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This week we had some great discussions about paddling rivers at high water and issues with trees in rivers.

News of the Week

International Rafting Federation River Guide Workshop
Northwest Creeking Competition last weekend – lots of raft carnage

Raft Flip at the Northwest Creeking Competition

Raft Flip at the Northwest Creeking Competition

Gear of the Week

Black Diamond Magnetic Locking Carabiners
Sawyer Straw (Priscilla)
Creature Craft (Aaron)