Ep 54: Thank You Senator Wyden and River Festival Culture

River Talk Podcast
River Talk Podcast
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. 49: Salvaging a Paddling Trip

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River Talk Podcast
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.

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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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No. 47: Brett Burns Interview

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River Talk Podcast
No. 47: Brett Burns Interview
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This week we talked about the Owyhee River and with Brett Burns form the Death Angle Whitewater YouTube Channel. Don’t forget to subscribe!

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Brett's PFD Shotgun Rock
Brett’s PFD Shotgun Rock

No. 46: High Water Paddling and Wood in Rivers

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River Talk Podcast
No. 46: High Water Paddling and Wood in Rivers
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This week we had some great discussions about paddling rivers at high water and issues with trees in rivers.

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Raft Flip at the Northwest Creeking Competition
Raft Flip at the Northwest Creeking Competition

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No. 45: Gearing up for River Season

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River Talk Podcast
No. 45: Gearing up for River Season
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This week we talked about things we do to get ready for spring river season.

Spring Paddling
Spring Paddling on the White Salmon River

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No. 44: Aaron Erdrich Interview

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River Talk Podcast
No. 44: Aaron Erdrich Interview
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This week Aaron Erdrich joins the podcast to talk about some of his rafting experiences, R-1 boating, and the Dirt Bag Paddlers.

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No. 39: Blown Gaskets, Big Trucks, and the Disappearance of Paddle Boating

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River Talk Podcast
No. 39: Blown Gaskets, Big Trucks, and the Disappearance of Paddle Boating
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This week Aaron Cavagnolo joins us to talk about the dangers of blown neck gaskets, trucks and trailers, and the end of paddle boating in the west.

Links to a few things discussed:

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Wing Raft on Oregon's Hood River
Wing Raft on Oregon’s Hood River

No. 37: Clean Line Principle

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River Talk Podcast
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.

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

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No. 36: Aaron Babcock Interview

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River Talk Podcast
No. 36: Aaron Babcock Interview
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This week we talked with Aaron Babcock from the Siskiyou Mountain Club.

Aaron Babcock running a Creature Craft on the North Fork of the Smith River

Some links to things we talked about:

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No. 33: Effects of Fire on Recreation

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River Talk Podcast
No. 33: Effects of Fire on Recreation







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This week discussed Priscilla’s trip to Washington D.C. and the effects of wildfires on recreation.

Guide Mike Slagle hauls fuel downriver for Wildland Firefighters on the Big Windy Fire on the Rogue River in Southern Oregon.

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