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

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

News of the Week

Gear of the Week

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.

News of the Week

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

Articles we Discussed

Organizations that Support River Guides

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

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

Gear of the Week

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. 43: Paddle Like A Girl, Man! Interview With Will Howerton – Kayak Instructor

No. 43: Paddle Like A Girl, Man! Interview With Will Howerton – Kayak Instructor

 
 
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This week we interview Will Howerton – a kayak instructor who talks about the importance of proper instruction when you are starting out, how to practice your paddling skills, and what it means to paddle like a girl.

Check out Will’s kayak classes at Central Oregon Whitewater Academy 

Gear of the Week

Crocs Clogs (Priscilla)
– Fleece Vests (Erik)

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

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

Gear of the Week

No. 37: Clean Line Principle

No. 37: Clean Line Principle

 
 
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This week talked about Rafting Magazine’s recent article about the Clean Line Principle written by Mark Hirst.

News of the Week

Kayak starting line at the Upper Wind Whitewater Festival
Kayak starting line at the Upper Wind Whitewater Festival

Gear of the Week

No. 26: Self Support Trips + Kayak Videos

No. 26: Self Support Trips + Kayak Videos

 
 
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This week we talked about the Oregon Wildlands Act, responded to viewer mail, and talked about self-support trips and kayaking videos.

  • Watch Kavu Day (Zach’s Favorite Kayak Video)
  • Learn about the film Habitat about the progression of rafting in the PNW
Priscilla and her partner Jacob’s IK self-support set-up for hiking into the Upper Merced in California.
Habitat