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

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

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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

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

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No. 50: Thor Tingey Talks Packrafting

No. 50: Thor Tingey Talks Packrafting

 
 
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In this episode Zach and Aaron chat about packrafting with Thor Tingey of Alpacka Rafts.

News of the Week

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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

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

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

Cataraft at the Upper Clackamas Whitewater Festival
Cataraft at the Upper Clackamas Whitewater Festival

Gear of the Week

No. 47: Brett Burns Interview

No. 47: Brett Burns Interview

 
 
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This week we talked about the Owyhee River and with Brett Burns form the Death Angle Whitewater YouTube Channel. Don’t forget to subscribe!

News of the Week

Gear of the Week

Brett's PFD Shotgun Rock
Brett’s PFD Shotgun Rock

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

Raft Flip at the Northwest Creeking Competition
Raft Flip at the Northwest Creeking Competition

Gear of the Week