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)

No. 41: Applying to Work as a River Guide

No. 41: Applying to Work as a River Guide

 
 
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This week Zach, Erik, and Aaron Cavagnolo discuss some pointers about applying to work for rafting companies.

News of the Week

The Oregon Wildlands Act passes the Senate
– The Idaho river permit lottery results are postponed for a week
– Rogue River permit results were announced – reserve your boat rentals soon
BoatSmith is this weekend and it’s gonna be high water

High water on California's North Fork of the Smith River

High water on California’s North Fork of the Smith River

Gear of the Week

Luci Lights (Aaron)
American Whitewater Membership (Zach)

No. 40: Emerald LaFortune and The Redside Foundation

No. 40: Emerald LaFortune and The Redside Foundation

 
 
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This week we talked with Emerald LaFortune, the Executive Director of Redside Foundation. The Redside Foundation supports the health and vitality of Idaho’s guiding community.

News of the Week

BoatSmith is just 2 weeks away
– Waterway Access Legislation – AW’s Bill (HB 2835) & OSMB Bill (SB 47)
Multi-Day River Permit Season is almost over

Rafting Oregon Hole Gorge on California's Smith River

Rafting Oregon Hole Gorge on California’s Smith River

Gear of the Week

Mavic 2 Pro Flying Camera
SDG Oar Holder (Erik)
Orchestra Provisions (Emerald)