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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...

A Big Thank You for a Wonderful Season

/ Sunday, August 9, 2015

This summer has been simply amazing. We've enjoyed getting to know each of you and your families while sitting around the campfire, leaping off of rocks, hiking to mountain viewpoints, celebrating great lines through big rapids, and more! Thank you for spending your vacation with us. A special thank you to our partners on the Rogue River. We appreciate our friends at Galice Resort, Morrison's Rogue River Lodge, Lori & JR at Sundance Kayak School, and the the BLM. Thank you to our friends at American...

Help Protect Rough and Ready Creek

/ Monday, July 13, 2015

The red hills and roadless area that spill beyond the borders of the Kalmiopsis Wilderness and form the headwaters of Rough and Ready Creek, Baldface Creek, and Hunter Creek, are a part of one the most ecologically diverse landscapes on the West Coast. The area is host to many rare and endemic plant species that are found nowhere else, in addition to being an important source of clean water that supports salmon runs and communities downstream. In order to protect those outstanding values while longer lasting...

Low Water Considerations for the Middle Fork of the Salmon River

/ Friday, July 3, 2015

Here is some general advice about running low water trips (below 2.2 feet) on the Middle Fork of the Salmon River. Strongly consider flying all of your people and equipment into Indian Creek to avoid the most difficult sections at low water. If you do launch from Boundary Creek pack light and fly as much gear as possible into Indian Creek. I recommend Gem Air. Deflate your tubes. Then deflate them some more. If you're getting stuck often then deflate them even more. Avoid boat pile...