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The classic section Lower Canyon Creek returns to the NW!

The lower section of Canyon Creek "Fly Creek to Lake Merwin" has been a favorite among local NW paddlers. A few seasons ago a landslide left a catastrophic log jam in the class 4+ gorge changing it from a classic run, to a rarely run section. A few weeks ago the area had another high water...

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Southern Colombia 2011

Southern Colombia 2011

In Colombia, just north of the ecuador border, the andes mountains are cut by the Rio Cauca and the Rio Magdalena into the three cordillera that sprawl north across Colombia. In the South of Colombia, near the headwaters of the Rio Caucua and the Rio Magdalena the Andes mountains are a wide and...

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The Polela River, South Africa...

Last month I headed down to South Africa for a week. I called into the factory to say hello to Celliers and all the other guys and then headed down to Durban to meet up with fellow fluid paddler Andrew Pollock. After a couple of days messing around in Durban we headed up to Underberg for a bit of...

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Our last Colorado run of 2010.

Bridging the Gap

For the past month or two, people have been telling me that I'm in denial. "Denial? That's one of my favorite African rivers!" I usually reply. They keep trying to tell me that it's not late season, it's off season. I keep saying that maybe the water has been a little on the low side, but...

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Video: The Snapshot Edit

This clip I edited this past week is a tribute to falling for the HD, waterproof, optical zoom, ridiculous codec, terrible quality camera and then having a bit too much time on your hands, two years later finding a new editing program that speaks that camera's language, digging out the few leftover...

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Big Air at the M Wave

Finally after an arduous process of looking at some 2,000 photos taken at the M-Wave this Fall, Leif picked out around one hundred of the best photos and posted them on our blog. Of those hundred, I picked out some of my favorites for your enjoyment. The photos really speak for themselves, this in...

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Colorado & NW Fluid Team members Leif Anderson and Luke Spencer bring in the New Year at Bobs' Hole

What better way to bring in the New Year then paddling? Colorado Fluid team member Leif Anderson joined myself and other NW paddlers to bring in the New Year January 2nd at Bob's Hole on the Clackams R. Despite the snow on the ground and a chilly 30 deg temperature, it was cool having another Fluid...

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Little Klickitat Boulder Garden

High Water = Novelty Runs

With the Northwest getting hammered with rain and the rivers smoking high, it was time to turn to novelty runs. First up was Major Creek, a tiny little creek with several narrow gorges and lined with think vegetation on the Washington side of the gorge. We had a good flow and did a lot of brush...

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Photo update from the Asahan Valley, Sumatra

A few weeks back I was instructing an advanced white water course in the Asahan Valley with the Indonesian kayak group super stars Titraseta. The Asahan is an amazing river, kilometer after kilometer of big water class 3-5, warm water, steep happiness - It is truly a world class river and a...

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Surfing at Mad River Beach

CaliBurnFest 2010

To wrap up summer paddling and head into fall, one last hurrah is held on the Burnt Ranch Gorge section of the Trinity River in California. Fellow team paddler Luke Spencer and I, along with a couple friends, decided to make the trek down for a little fun. The event was kicked off with a big air...

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