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

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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

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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. 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

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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

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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

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