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Mining projects threaten Big Creek and the Middle Fork of the Salmon

/ Wednesday, September 16, 2015

For many, the rugged swath of Idaho contained within the 2.37 million acre Frank Church - River of No Return Wilderness is the embodiment of what the Wilderness Act of 1964 hoped to achieve. It is a place where in the space of seasons, free flowing rivers swell and dwindle, wildlife migrates across ranges of untrammeled peaks, and humanity’s trace is limited to a brief echo in a landscape left to exist as it always has. Yet even now as the Frank Church Wilderness stands as...

A Week Spent on the Middle Fork of the Salmon

/ Monday, September 14, 2015

At the end of August, I was able to join the last Middle Fork of the Salmon trip of the year. It was my first time down this river that I have heard so much about. It was an incredible trip that I will never forget. I left my house near Hood River, Oregon early on Tuesday morning. I headed East towards the Boise Airport to pick up ECHO co-founder and Idaho Whitewater-legend, Joe Daly. We slowly wound up the steep mountain roads, straight into the...

Kalmiopsis Night at Patagonia Portland

/ Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Join us at the Patagonia Store in Portland on September 17th to celebrate the rivers and wildlands in and around the Kalmiopsis Wilderness. RSVP NowWhen: Thursday, September 17th, 2015 from 7 - 9 PM Where: Patagonia Portland Store, 907 NW Irving St, Portland, Ore. Why: To celebrate rivers in and around the Kalmiopsis Wilderness There will be several presentations about rivers of the Kalmiopsis as as well as time to enjoy free kombucha from Brew Dr. and beer from Ninkasi Brewing. The emphasis will be on...

The Russian Paddle Catamaran

/ Tuesday, September 1, 2015

If you are lucky to run one of the whitewater rivers of the former Soviet Union you certainly will see the most popular whitewater craft – paddle catamaran. These appeared in the 60's and 70's and led to the Russian whitewater revolution – exploration and running the most difficult and dangerous rivers in Siberia, Pamir, Tian Shan’, and Caucasus mountains. It also led to expansion of rafting to some remote, almost inaccessible rivers. Since their original appearance, the catamaran's design went through dramatic evolution, which you...