Ep. 103: Paddling For All – Interview with Adam Edwards

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Ep. 103: Paddling For All - Interview with Adam Edwards
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This week we chat with Adam Edwards about paddling, the Just Add Water Project and Melanin Base Camp.

Adam is a person of many talents – photographer, videographer, model, adventure kayaker, writer, diversity and inclusion advocate, arborist, climber, among many other things.  Adam is now engaging in efforts to launch a program to get more people outside and paddling.

Adam Edwards
Adam Edwards

News off the Week

River of Return Video

Gear of the Week

Ep. 102: Advocating for River Access

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Ep. 102: Advocating for River Access
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This week Priscilla shares some advice about how whitewater paddlers can advocate for river access.

Things we talked about

Priscilla's Article about River Access
Priscilla’s Article about River Access

Gear of the Week

 

Ep. 97: Discussing Wilderness Medicine with Chris Davis

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Ep. 97: Discussing Wilderness Medicine with Chris Davis
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In this episode Zach and Priscilla chat with Chris Davis, MD about wilderness medicine for whitewater paddlers.

News of the Week

  • Big water in the Northwest – please be careful of new wood
Chris Davis
Chris Davis

On the podcast Chris mentions the Year 2000 Whitewater Injury Survey.

Gear of the Week

Ep. 96: Lee Baker Talks Heuristic Traps

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Ep. 96: Lee Baker Talks Heuristic Traps
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In this episode Lee Baker and Jacob Cruser join us to talk about Heuristic Traps.

News of the Week

  • Zach shares some thoughts (and daresay – rules) about paddling in the COVID environment
    1. No hitchhiking
    2. In vehicles just one person per open  window and masks on
    3. Paddlers should carry a box of disposable masks in their vehicles

Heuristic Traps in Whitewater

Safe Sac (Ass Face)

  • Social proof
  • Acceptance
  • Familiarity
  • Expert Halo
  • Scarcity of Resource
  • Availability
  • Commitment
Guest Host Jacob Cruser paddling on Indigo Creek
Guest Host Jacob Cruser paddling on Indigo Creek

Gear of the Week

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

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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

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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. 88: Oregon Fires and West Virginia Rescue

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Ep. 88: Oregon Fires and West Virginia Rescue
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In this episode we talk about the Oregon wildfires and a recent rescue in West Virginia.

Weekly Articles/Topics We Discussed

Gear of the Week

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

Gear of the Week

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

Gear of the Week

Ep. 84: River Guiding and Kayaking with Dave Prothero

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Ep. 84: River Guiding and Kayaking with Dave Prothero
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Prolific kayaker, raft guide, and photographer Dave “Davey” Prothero joins us to chat about whitewater and some of his favorite places to boat. Check out is web site at RaftingLife.ca.

News of the Week

  • COVID is still an issue
  • People are boating
Dave Prothero debriefing an IRF Instructor Course
Dave Prothero debriefing an IRF Instructor Course

Gear of the Week