Ep. 93: Broken Gear and Safety Gear to Consider

Ep. 93: Broken Gear and Safety Gear to Consider

 
 
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This week our friend Aaron Lieberman, the executive director of the Idaho Outfitter and Guides Association returns to the show. We talk about our responsibilities as podcast hosts and lessons learned from a recent incident on Canyon Creek.

News of the Week

  • MTI Life Jackets purchased by the Wing Group
  • Donations to the Salmon Whitewater Park are being matched 4 times – simple Venmo @salmonwhitewater park and/or visit their web site.
Aaron paddling on the Salmon River with a Selway Fabrication Mini-Bank Toilet in his inflatable kayak
Aaron paddling on the Salmon River with a Selway Fabrication Mini-Bank Toilet in his inflatable kayak

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Ep. 91: Using Expedition Paddling to be a Better Paddler

Ep. 91: Using Expedition Paddling to be a Better Paddler

 
 
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This week we talk about expedition paddling and how it can improve your general paddling skillz.

Adventure Paddling on Indigo Creek
Adventure Paddling on Indigo Creek

News of the Week

Gear of the Week

 

Ep. 89: Interview with Ben McKenzie: Minam River & The McKenzie Welding Method

Ep. 89: Interview with Ben McKenzie: Minam River & The McKenzie Welding Method

 
 
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Ben McKenzie hiking into the Minam River – in the Wallowa Mountains, Oregon.

In this episode, we talk about Ben McKenzie’s recent trip to the headwaters of the Minam River in the Wallowas and ask him about his thoughts on river safety and boat welding.

Check out Ben’s art and adventures on Instagram

Data from Ben’s Trip:

Dates:  Started hiking July 4, took off July 7.
Flows:  Diurnal cycle averaging 1,100 cfs (valley and ridging between 1,000 and 1,150)
Hike:  About 12 miles
Paddle:  About 45 miles
Start of hike:  45.250239662492156, -117.37658100221226
Start of paddle:  45.15027801192856, -117.39427270694812
Take out:  45.62164097182737, -117.72165560076294

Ep. 87: Reminiscing about Paddling Indigo Creek into the Illinois River

Ep. 87: Reminiscing about Paddling Indigo Creek into the Illinois River

 
 
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This week Jacob Cruser joins Zach and Priscilla to talk about their spring trip down Oregon’s Indigo Creek.

News of the Week

  • West Side of the west coast is on fire
  • National Forests are closing this week

Indigo Creek Photo Albums

The narrow pinch on the East Fork of Indigo Creek
The narrow pinch on the East Fork of Indigo Creek

Gear of the Week

Ep. 83: Talking Rescue PFDs and Throwbags with Mark Hirst

Ep. 83: Talking Rescue PFDs and Throwbags with Mark Hirst

 
 
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News of the Week

    • Commercial rafting has begun
    • The topic of debate in Europe is whether or not guides and guests should wear face masks
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Links From our Discussions

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Astral Rescue PFD

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Ep. 77: Paddle or Watch Magnum, P.I. During Stay At Home Orders?

Ep. 77: Paddle or Watch Magnum, P.I. During Stay At Home Orders?

 
 
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In this episode we have a discussion about whether or not it’s a good idea to paddle during the stay at home orders.

Magnum, P.I.
Magnum, P.I.

News of the Week

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Ep. 75: Talking Creature Crafts with Brandon Steele

Ep. 75: Talking Creature Crafts with Brandon Steele

 
 
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In this episode of Creaturecast Zach and Aaron talk with Brandon Steele about everyone’s favorite topic – Creature Crafts!

Brandon running a Creature Craft down Sunset Falls
Brandon running a Creature Craft down Sunset Falls

News of the Week

  • BLM River Access and Campgrounds for the Owyhee River are now closed

Gear of the Week

Ep. 74: The Bill Geiman Episode

Ep. 74: The Bill Geiman Episode

 
 
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It’s on like Donkey Kong! This week we talk with Bill Geiman from Crazy Bill TV about boating, Creature Crafts, and his recent trip on the Alsek River.

Bill Geiman
Bill Geiman

News of the Week

  • River trips on the Grand Canyon are cancelled until May 21st
  • Many National Parks including Yosemite and Dinosaur are closing

Gear of the Week

Ep. 70: Chatting with Prolific Cat Boater Greg Babikoff

Ep. 70: Chatting with Prolific Cat Boater Greg Babikoff

 
 
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This week Zach and Aaron talk with Greg Babikoff about cat boating, oars, team boating, and his recent experiences on the Smith River.

Greg Rowing Canyon Creek
Greg Rowing Canyon Creek

News of the Week

  • Snowpack in California is about 60%. It’s better in Oregon and Idaho but a lot can change in the next few months

Here’s a video we talk about towards the end of the podcast.

Greg's Cataraft Frames
Greg’s Cataraft Frames

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Ep. 69: Talking Rowing With Our Friend Peter Fox

Ep. 69: Talking Rowing With Our Friend Peter Fox

 
 
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In this episode Zach and Erik talk with whitewater legend Peter Fox about whitewater rowing theory and techniques.

News of the Week

Rowing a Cataraft
Rowing a Cataraft