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Lapland spring 2011 - 2 weeks 4 awesome waves

Last year the trip to the north of Europe during their local snow-melt was epic and therfore we thought we have to try it again this year and see if we just were lucky last year or if that destination could be a good bet for that time of year in Europe, i.e. end of May and June. This year Marias...

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John on Lavezzola

Bachelor Party!

Natalie and I got married recently, and although we tried to be quick and write a post about the wedding in a timely manner, it's taken me a long time to get the photos together from the bachelor party. Now, I imagine that not everybody wants to see everything we did at the party, but we had such a...

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The Lrg Fluid Nemesis Playboat and Downriver Fun!

After paddling many playboats over the last few years I have become a huge fan of the Lrg Nemesis. This is my go to boat when I am not running hard creeks. The Nemesis feels right at home on the NW''s play spots and it loves running down river. But the Nemesis doesn't stop there. I was really stoked...

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Backlit clean. Photo Natalie Anderson.

The Element is a great playboat

This winter I ordered a composite Element L. Living in Colorado, I didn't have a chance to paddle it until the early spring, and when I finally did get it on a small wave, I wrote this review. However, that was after just a single weekend of paddling. My impression at the time was that it was really...

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The Murtle Minute - Flood Run

http://vimeo.com/25566937The Murtle river spills over Helmcken falls, before racing to the confluence of the Clearwater river just below Gattling gorge in the wells grey park wilderness of British Columbia.I have paddled this section regularly and during times of low water, it can include running a...

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Girls of the Gorge

Kayaking for a Cause

This last month I teamed up with four other local gals to raise money and awareness for First Descents. Christie Glissmeyer, Monica Gokey, Heather Herbeck, Susan Hollingsworth and myself joined up as Girls of the Gorge for the Eddyflower Total Vertical Challenge. The challenge is to paddle as many...

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The Little White Salmon Washington

For many NW creek boaters the Little White Salmon has some of the best class 5 creeking there is . Consistent flows, clean steep bouldergardens, ledges, gorge it leaves nothing out for kayakers seeking a stout class 5 run! It also makes the perfect place to check out some new boats. CHECK BACK SOON...

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Read All About It

Last year the team from Planet River descended the entire Sjoa and Driva rivers in Norway. The free online outdoor magazine StokeLab recently showcased a photo essay from the expedition in their latest issue. Click below and enjoy the journey. http://stokelab.com/magazine...

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Germany update - Worlds training

I am currently in Plattling, Germany training for the Freestyle World Championships that start on the 20th of this month. My Kayak Bag Munich Airport I arrived here on June 2nd with my fellow C-1 US Team Mate Jordan Poffenberger and his dad Ned. We have been camping on site right next to the river...

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The scene

Best. Wedding. Ever!

So, Leif and I got hitched May 28th on the Klamath River in Orleans, CA ... and Fluid had a big presence. Of course, the whole weekend was an epic. I would expect nothing less. Two days before the wedding Leif and I decided to run crapo creek, which lived up to its name. Due to an infestation of...

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