No. 19: Whitewater Boating in National Parks

No. 19: Whitewater Boating in National Parks

 
 
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In this episode we talk about kayaking in National Parks and Le Croix. Priscilla also apologizes for her stereotyping of river guides in episode 17.

No. 18: Danger Ropes vs Perimeter Lines

No. 18: Danger Ropes vs Perimeter Lines

 
 
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This week Tim from River Drifters joins us to talk about using perimeter lines on your raft.

We also received our first viewer email and attempt to answer the question: “Are kayakers intrinsically disrespectful?”

News of the Week

Rogue River Gear Swamp this Saturday from 8:30 to 11:00 AM
Big Water Blowout in Riggins, Idaho is this weekend
White Salmon River Fest this weekend (June 1-3, 2018)

Gear of the Week

– 50 to 60 degree offset paddles are awesome (thanks Hammer Factor)
Saywer SquareTop Oars

No. 17: Bros, Pros, Crunchies, and Overcertified

No. 17: Bros, Pros, Crunchies, and Overcertified

 
 
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Today we talked about river guide professionalism and Priscilla did an exceptionally great job of coming up with river guide stereotypes.

News of the week

Gear of the week

No. 16: People, Permits and Portable Boom-Boxes

No. 16: People, Permits and Portable Boom-Boxes

 
 
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Today we talked about the overall push to get more people outdoors, and what the costs of doing so might be.  We additionally talked about river permit systems and opinions about portable music in the outdoors.

Here are some other things we mentioned:

No. 15: Picking up Internet Hitchhikers

No. 15: Picking up Internet Hitchhikers

 
 
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We talked about meeting new boating friends on the internet.

No. 14: Raft Racing in the PNW

No. 14: Raft Racing in the PNW

 
 
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A shot from the 1984 Clackamas River Festival. Courtesy of American Whitewater Archives

This week we talked about raft racing, and a bit about the progression of rafting in the PNW.

Northwest Creeking Competition

Habitat: History of Rafting Progression in the PNW

American Whitewater Journal: Archives

Oregon Rafting Team

No. 13: Paddling Gear for Girls

No. 13: Paddling Gear for Girls

 
 
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This was a fun talk about paddling gear for women and a few other topics we chose to take on.

Here’s some gear we talked about:

Immersion Research-Dropseat Onesie

Emily’s Fleece Vest

Big Agnes Sleeping Bags (Women Sizing)

IR Team Paddler, Jo Kemper Talks about Pee Funnels! 

No. 12: NAVIGABILITY

No. 12: NAVIGABILITY

 
 
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The Kaweah river shows an example of where of a section of river can bring controversy in determining “navigability” of a waterway.   

 

This week we talked about navigability of waterways, trespassing and public access to streams.

Here are some things we talked about:

Northwest Creeking Competition 

Riverhouse Rendezvous

Oregon Navigability Brochure

History of Navigability and Public Trust Doctrine in Oregon 

Prescriptive Easements 

Gear of the Week:

No. 11: The Mike Slagle Interview

No. 11: The Mike Slagle Interview

 
 
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This week we interviewed legendary river guide Mike Slagle from Orange Torpedo Trips.

Gear of the Week

Ian from NRS
– Erik’s hat

Ian from NRS running Green Wall on the Illinois River

Ian from NRS running Green Wall on the Illinois River

Eric's Hat

Eric’s Hat

No. 10: Kayaking in Oregon State Parks

No. 10: Kayaking in Oregon State Parks

 
 
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A Few Things We Talked about

Kayaking Upper North Falls on Silver Creek
AIRE Rafts

Trail Sign in Oregon's Silver Falls State Park

Trail Sign in Oregon’s Silver Falls State Park