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

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

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

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. 60: Comparing the Middle Fork and the Selway Rivers

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. 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.

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Kayaking Josephine Creek in the South Kalmiopsis
Kayaking Josephine Creek in the South Kalmiopsis

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Organizations that Support River Guides

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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.

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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

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. 44: Aaron Erdrich Interview

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. 41: Applying to Work as a River Guide

No. 41: Applying to Work as a River Guide

 
 
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This week Zach, Erik, and Aaron Cavagnolo discuss some pointers about applying to work for rafting companies.

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High water on California's North Fork of the Smith River
High water on California’s North Fork of the Smith River

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No. 40: Emerald LaFortune and The Redside Foundation

No. 40: Emerald LaFortune and The Redside Foundation

 
 
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This week we talked with Emerald LaFortune, the Executive Director of Redside Foundation. The Redside Foundation supports the health and vitality of Idaho’s guiding community.

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Rafting Oregon Hole Gorge on California's Smith River
Rafting Oregon Hole Gorge on California’s Smith River

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