Since apparently I’ve been freaking people out lately with my posts about kayaking carnage, here’s some more cheerful fare. A couple of weeks ago I took the ACA (American Canoe Association) Instructor Certification Class run by Chris Jonason of Wave Trek Rescue in Index, WA. It was really a blast – a mix of great people taking [...]
Scott Henderson posted a really poignant account a while ago on Professor Paddle about how he nearly didn’t make it out of a hole on the Middle Middle run on the Snoqualmie – a mostly Class III run with a pretty easy IV section that most of us Seattle area paddlers are used to bombing after [...]
Here’s a video that Jessie McCarthy posted on Professor Paddle a while ago. It’s a good example of how you can run something no problem one time and then the next time be a little bit off and turn into a cautionary tale. Watch the rescue and see how many things go wrong.