Ep. 71: IRF and Best Practices Discussion with Mark Hirst

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Ep. 71: IRF and Best Practices Discussion with Mark Hirst
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In this episode Priscilla and Zach talk with Mark Hirst about International Rafting Federation raft guide training. We also talked a bit some commonly debated best practices.

Mark Hirst
Mark Hirst

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Ep. 69: Talking Rowing With Our Friend Peter Fox

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Ep. 69: Talking Rowing With Our Friend Peter Fox
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In this episode Zach and Erik talk with whitewater legend Peter Fox about whitewater rowing theory and techniques.

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Rowing a Cataraft
Rowing a Cataraft

Ep. 68: Talking with Chris Baer about China and the River Guide Quiz

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River Talk Podcast
Ep. 68: Talking with Chris Baer about China and the River Guide Quiz
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In today’s episode Zach and Dougie Fresh talk with prolific river guide and kayaker Chris Baer. We chat about his recent trip to China and discuss the questions and answers in Zach’s River Guide Quiz.

Chris Baer is an expert river guide
Chris Baer is an expert river guide

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Ep. 67: Interview with Jeff Compton

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Ep. 67: Interview with Jeff Compton
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In this episode we talk with Jeff Compton about rafting Class V and some of his favorite trips.

Jeff Compton

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Ep. 64: Talking Paddlecats with Daniel Stillman

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Ep. 64: Talking Paddlecats with Daniel Stillman
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This week we talk with Daniel Stillman about the pros and cons of paddlecats (aka “shredders”). At the end of the episode Daniel shares details from a recent river incident he was involved with.

Daniel above Submarine Hole on the Illinois River
Daniel above Submarine Hole on the Illinois River

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Ep. 62: Star Wars and River Safety Class Discussion

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Ep. 62: Star Wars and River Safety Class Discussion
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In this episode Zach and Aaron discuss topics that could be covered in basic river safety course.

Safety course on the Hood River in Oregon
Safety course on the Hood River in Oregon

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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. 60: Comparing the Middle Fork and the Selway Rivers

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Ep. 60: Comparing the Middle Fork and the Selway Rivers
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This week Zach and Aaron have a friendly debate about whether the Middle Fork or the Selway is the best river trip.

Thinley and Chencho Kayaking in Bhutan
Thinley and Chencho Kayaking in Bhutan

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Ep. 58: OSMB Fees & Klamath River Access

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Ep. 58: OSMB Fees & Klamath River Access
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This week Pete from Momentum River Expeditions joins us to talk about the removal of the Klamath River dams and how that affects paddling and river access.

If you’d like to make a comment, read Zach Urness’s article and then send an email to info@klamathrenewal.org.

Caldera Rapid on the Upper Klamath River | Photo Courtesy Momentum River Expeditions
Caldera Rapid on the Upper Klamath River | Photo Courtesy Momentum River Expeditions

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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.

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  • 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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