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. 88: Oregon Fires and West Virginia Rescue

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

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

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

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

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

Astral Rescue PFD
Astral Rescue PFD

Gear of the Week

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

Gear of the Week

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