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

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Ep. 85: Interview with Lee Baker

Ep. 85: Interview with Lee Baker

 
 
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This week we talk with Lee Baker about South Eugene High School’s Integrated Outdoor Program (IOP) that serve underrepresented youth in Eugene.

News of the Week

Lee Baker
Lee Baker

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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

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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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Ep. 80: I’m Using the Sun to Power This Movement

Ep. 80: I’m Using the Sun to Power This Movement

 
 
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This episode is a free for all debate about some of our favorite debate topics. Thank you Aaron #1 for joining us again.

News of the Week

Raft Racing on the Wind River
Raft Racing on the Wind River

This Week’s Debate Topics

  1. To drain or not drain your cooler
  2. Are Oar Rights training wheels or a good thing?
  3. What’s lamer Creature Crafts or Packrafts?
  4. What’s more important for guiding – people skills or technical boating skills?
  5. Google vs. Apple
  6. What are the non-teachable skills required for guiding?
  7. Chinese made PVC boats vs American made
  8. Is there one boat that can both be a paddle boat and a gear boat for overnights?
  9. Manual vs Automatic transmission
  10. Is raft racing lame?
  11. Best way to set up a tarp
  12. How come Covey can only stack 6 boats? That seems like a really low number.
  13. Is whitewater SUP a fad that’s now over?
  14. Safety PFD or not for raft guides?

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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.

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Ep. 76: Talking with Aaron Squared about the Effects of COVID on the Paddling Season

Ep. 76: Talking with Aaron Squared about the Effects of COVID on the Paddling Season

 
 
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This week we talk with Aaron Lieberman from IOGA and Aaron Bannon from America Outdoors about the effects of COVID-19 on the whitewater paddling season.

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SOTAR Rafts on the Rogue River
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Ep. 75: Talking Creature Crafts with Brandon Steele

Ep. 75: Talking Creature Crafts with Brandon Steele

 
 
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In this episode of Creaturecast Zach and Aaron talk with Brandon Steele about everyone’s favorite topic – Creature Crafts!

Brandon running a Creature Craft down Sunset Falls
Brandon running a Creature Craft down Sunset Falls

News of the Week

  • BLM River Access and Campgrounds for the Owyhee River are now closed

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Ep. 74: The Bill Geiman Episode

Ep. 74: The Bill Geiman Episode

 
 
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It’s on like Donkey Kong! This week we talk with Bill Geiman from Crazy Bill TV about boating, Creature Crafts, and his recent trip on the Alsek River.

Bill Geiman
Bill Geiman

News of the Week

  • River trips on the Grand Canyon are cancelled until May 21st
  • Many National Parks including Yosemite and Dinosaur are closing

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

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

 
 
00:00 / 01:07:04
 
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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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