Ep. 60: Comparing the Middle Fork and the Selway Rivers

Ep. 60: Comparing the Middle Fork and the Selway Rivers

 
 
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This week Zach and Aaron have a friendly debate about whether the Middle Fork or the Selway is the best river trip.

Thinley and Chencho Kayaking in Bhutan
Thinley and Chencho Kayaking in Bhutan

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Ep. 59: Talking with Jeremiah at SOTAR about new Stealth Kayak

Ep. 59: Talking with Jeremiah at SOTAR about new Stealth Kayak

 
 
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This week Aaron and Zach talk to Jeremiah from SOTAR about their new lightweight inflatable kayak.

SOTAR Stealth Prototype Kayak
SOTAR Stealth Prototype Kayak

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Ep. 58: OSMB Fees & Klamath River Access

Ep. 58: OSMB Fees & Klamath River Access

 
 
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This week Pete from Momentum River Expeditions joins us to talk about the removal of the Klamath River dams and how that affects paddling and river access.

If you’d like to make a comment, read Zach Urness’s article and then send an email to info@klamathrenewal.org.

Caldera Rapid on the Upper Klamath River | Photo Courtesy Momentum River Expeditions
Caldera Rapid on the Upper Klamath River | Photo Courtesy Momentum River Expeditions

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Ep. 57: Mental Heath and Paddling

Ep. 57: Mental Heath and Paddling

 
 
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In this episode we talk about some of the causes of mental issues for whitewater paddlers.

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Kayaking Josephine Creek in the South Kalmiopsis
Kayaking Josephine Creek in the South Kalmiopsis

Articles we Discussed

Organizations that Support River Guides

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Ep. 56: The 7 Worst Whitewater Crafts Article + Swiftwater Safety

Ep. 56: The 7 Worst Whitewater Crafts Article + Swiftwater Safety

 
 
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In this week’s episode Erik and Zach discuss a recent article in Paddling Magazine about the most embarrassing whitewater crafts. They also talk about the difference between swiftwater rescue and swiftwater safety.

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Gear of the Weeek

  • Listen to the Waterbound Pocast, a relatively new podcast bout rafting in the Southeast. (Zach)
  • Wrapping oar locks (Erik)

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

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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.

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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.

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