Ep. 73: The Coronavirus Episode

Ep. 73: The Coronavirus Episode

 
 
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This week we talk with Steve Welch of ARTA River Trips about recreation and the current state of the coronavirus pandemic. This is a rapidly changing situation and our thoughts reflect our opinions today knowing that our medical systems are about to be overwhelmed in the coming week. We ask that everyone recreate responsibly out of respect for our our medical system that is about to be overwhelmed.

Steve Welch guiding on his backyard run, the Tuolumne
Steve Welch guiding on his backyard run, the Tuolumne

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Ep. 65: Mr. Lieberman and the Idaho Outfitters and Guides Association

Ep. 65: Mr. Lieberman and the Idaho Outfitters and Guides Association

 
 
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This week we talked with Aaron Lieberman the Executive Director of the Idaho Outfitter and Guides Association.

IOGA supports Idaho's Outfitting Industry
IOGA supports Idaho’s Outfitting Industry

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Thank you to Casey Garland aka Dr. Whitewater for the great song at the end of the podcast.

Ep. 63: Interview with our friend Ian at NRS

Ep. 63: Interview with our friend Ian at NRS

 
 
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This week we talk with Ian Fodor-Davis from NRS about the company culture and some of the new gear he’s most excited about.

Ian rowing Greenwall Rapid on the Illinois River
Ian rowing Greenwall Rapid on the Illinois River

News of the Week

  • California snowpack looks good
  • Owyhee snowpack is at 117% of normal
  • Formal apology to Mr. Lieberman, the executive director of the Idaho Outfitter and Guides Association

Gear of the Week

Ep. 62: Star Wars and River Safety Class Discussion

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. 58: OSMB Fees & Klamath River Access

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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No. 52: Petitions and River Access

No. 52: Petitions and River Access

 
 
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In this episode we answer a listener email about the effectiveness of petitions and what paddlers can do to be effective in conservation efforts and improved river access.

Bearfoot Brad has worked hard to get signatures on his petition to protect the South Kalmiopsis from nickel strip mining
Bearfoot Brad has worked hard to get signatures on his petition to protect the South Kalmiopsis from nickel strip mining

During the discussion about river conservation Zach mentioned the Kalmiopsis Guides Association as a group you could join to advocate for the rivers in and round the Kalmiopsis Wilderness.

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No. 50: Thor Tingey Talks Packrafting

No. 50: Thor Tingey Talks Packrafting

 
 
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In this episode Zach and Aaron chat about packrafting with Thor Tingey of Alpacka Rafts.

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No. 33: Effects of Fire on Recreation

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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No. 25: Boater Fees for Improved River Access

No. 25: Boater Fees for Improved River Access

 
 
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This week we talked about the Oregon State Marine Board’s proposal to require recreational paddlers with boats over 10 feet pay an annual $17 fee.

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No. 16: People, Permits and Portable Boom-Boxes

No. 16: People, Permits and Portable Boom-Boxes

 
 
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Today we talked about the overall push to get more people outdoors, and what the costs of doing so might be.  We additionally talked about river permit systems and opinions about portable music in the outdoors.

Here are some other things we mentioned: