Ep. 100: Raft Fabric, Repair and New Rafts with Jeremiah From SOTAR

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Ep. 100: Raft Fabric, Repair and New Rafts with Jeremiah From SOTAR
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This week Zach talks with Jeremiah from SOTAR about their fabrics, field repair, and new lightweight boats.

SOTAR Raft on the North Fork of the Owyhee River
SOTAR Raft on the North Fork of the Owyhee River

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

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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

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Ep. 86: Klamath Dam Removal and Flow Studies

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Ep. 86: Klamath Dam Removal and Flow Studies
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This week we are joined by Tom O’Keefe and Bill Cross who discuss the Klamath Dam removal and recent flow studies for paddling new sections of the Klamath River.

Relevant Links about Klamath Dam Removal

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Ep. 61: Winter Multi-Day Rafting and Kayaking Trips

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Ep. 61: Winter Multi-Day Rafting and Kayaking Trips
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In this episode we talk about tips and strategies for doing overnight rafting and kayaking trips in the winter.

Paddling in the winter can be cold
Paddling in the winter can be cold

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

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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. 55: Talking with Pete Rockwell From AIRE

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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

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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. 49: Salvaging a Paddling Trip

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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

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No. 48: River Logs, Packrafts, Social Media, and Rafting Creeks

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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.

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

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No. 38: Inflatable Kayaks: Stiletto, Thrillseeker, Cronin and More

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No. 38: Inflatable Kayaks: Stiletto, Thrillseeker, Cronin and More
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This week we responded to mail about inflatable kayaks and Jacob Cruser joined us to discuss inflatable kayak design and what types of IKs work best in what settings. We talked quite a bit about the legendary Stiletto kayak, IK design, and kayak stability.

Relevant Links

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