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Video: Kayaking Ashlu Box and Mine Runs 2016

Posted by on Aug 18, 2016 in Paddle Trips, Videos | 0 comments

Nick Baughman teamed up with the venerable Mike Nash and Marco Colella last weekend for an assault on the Ashlu Box and Mine runs in B.C. (Nick’s first runs on the Ashlu), and here’s his sweet video of...

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We Love the New Pacific Northwest Kayaking Guidebook

Posted by on Aug 13, 2016 in Other Stuff, Paddle Trips, Videos | 0 comments

Finally there’s a new whitewater kayaking guidebook for the Pacific Northwest and it is sweet! It’s called ‘Paddling Pacific Northwest Whitewater – The Best Whitewater in Washington and...

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Whitewater Kayaking Classes Around Seattle in 2016

Posted by on Feb 15, 2016 in Events, Kayak Practice | Comments Off on Whitewater Kayaking Classes Around Seattle in 2016

It’s that time of year when late winter rainstorms, grey weather, and general clammy chilliness irresistibly draw the unwary future whitewater kayaker from hibernation and onto the Internet in search of...

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Whitewater Kayaking Around Seattle – Newcomer’s Guide Part 1 – Finding Paddle Buddies

Posted by on Jul 20, 2015 in Kayak Practice, Other Stuff | Comments Off on Whitewater Kayaking Around Seattle – Newcomer’s Guide Part 1 – Finding Paddle Buddies

OK, I’ve heard enough whitewater kayakers tell me that when they first came to Seattle they had a hard time finding paddling buddies and generally getting started, so this post will hopefully cover the...

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Whitewater Safety Research Survey

Posted by on Jul 20, 2015 in Other Stuff | Comments Off on Whitewater Safety Research Survey

Some medical students at Wake Forest School of Medicine would like your whitewater take on things that affect safety on rivers. Here’s a link to their note and the survey: “Wake Forest School of...

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Why Kayak Slalom Skills Will Make You a Better Creekboater

Posted by on Dec 30, 2014 in Kayak Practice, Videos | Comments Off on Why Kayak Slalom Skills Will Make You a Better Creekboater

Here’s a sweet video of whitewater slalom kayaker Campbell Walsh in 2009 in Great Britain, notice the side to side ferry moves using a wave hole starting at around .10, it’s a gorgeous example of boat...

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Whitewater Kayaking Beginner Tips 2 – Eskimo Roll

Posted by on Dec 21, 2014 in Kayak Practice | 2 comments

This is Part 2 of my Tom the Pilot series, meaning these are some of the key things that I think are super helpful for people starting out whitewater kayaking, and I wish I had learned a lot of them sooner than I...

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Beginner Whitewater Kayaking Tips 1 – Forward Stroke

Posted by on Dec 21, 2014 in Kayak Practice | Comments Off on Beginner Whitewater Kayaking Tips 1 – Forward Stroke

My friend Jake and I took a new paddler (Tom the Pilot) down part of the Skykomish River the other day, and it reminded me of all the great kayaking tutorial videos I always tell myself I should put on here.  So...

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Video: “Hello Darkness” Whitewater Kayaking Video

Posted by on Oct 26, 2014 in Videos | Comments Off on Video: “Hello Darkness” Whitewater Kayaking Video

Here’s a stand-out whitewater kayaking video from the guys at Substantial Media House that has some of the most gorgeous shots I’ve seen.  A lot of the video is taken from a drone and the quality is...

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Whitewater Kayaking BC Labor Day 2014

Posted by on Sep 9, 2014 in Paddle Trips | Comments Off on Whitewater Kayaking BC Labor Day 2014

We just got back from whitewater kayaking for 3 days in the BC area over Labor Day weekend, and seeing as I’m apparently incapable these days of posting more than once every 3 months I’m going to go...

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