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Jackson clan claiming wins

05.26.2011

From his unmistakeable RV on the banks of Utah’s Green River, getting ready for yet another freestyle competition, Eric Jackson just received word that his son Dane had just won the progressive six-stage Whitewater Grand Prix event in Quebec. “Pretty cool that in a competition that’s set up in a way to separate the men from the boys, that a 17-year-old won it,” E.J. said.

Gallery: Raft Nationals

05.20.2011

Photos by Adam Elliott With the right to claim the “U.S. team” title up for grabs, both of the men’s and the women’s reigning national raft teams defended their long-standing positions as the country’s top R-6 race squads at this weekend’s Upper Clackamas Whitewater Festival outside Portland, Oregon. The festival, celebrating its 28th year, had […]

First Descent of the Barranca de Piaxtla

05.03.2011

The run started calmly enough with some Class III and Class IV rapids. Then it transitioned to Class V with some runnable whitewater, but lots of portages. We encountered some great rapids, amazing scenery and a gorgeous un-runnable falls. We only had a half-day of paddling, due to the morning’s preparations, but found a great spot for camping at 6 p.m. and we were all in good spirits for the beginning of our adventure.

Cranking: Northwest Creeking Competition

04.26.2011

Name a steep creek competition after the “Northwest,” a region known for capricious weather and copious precipitation, and it should be no surprise when river levels skyrocket overnight. Still, waking up to three times as much water flowing through the narrow gorges on the East Fork of the Lewis River elicited surprise—and trepidation—from most competitors.

Korbulic Nails Toketee Falls’ First Descent

04.21.2011

4.17.11, ~2:30 p.m. Toketee Falls, on the North Umpqua River in southern Oregon, has only had more than ~75 cfs five times in the last year, because of an antiquated hydro-power diversion. I was planning on paddling somewhere else when I woke up in the morning, but looked at flows after a night of rain and saw the gauge above Toketee at ~250 and going up slowly.

High Water Ready

04.21.2011

Stoke your snowmelt plans with a gallery extra from C&K/Middle Fork River Expeditions peak Salmon run

March Madness in NorCal

04.08.2011

Oh spring, glorious spring! On April 1 the California Department of Water Resources reported that the Shasta River Basin was showing 199 percent of its average snowpack. At the end of March, Northstar-at-Tahoe reported 42 feet of snow—the ski resort’s snowiest winter in 25 years. Most whitewater paddlers are frothing over the length and potential of this fresh season with the amount of precipitation feeling borderline biblical.

Gallery: Ain’t Louie Fest

04.02.2011

Images from the Upper Tellico River Race, part of the 2011 Ain’t Louie Fest

Photos: Santa Cruz Paddle Fest 2011

03.25.2011

Photos from the 2011 Santa Cruz Paddle Fest

La Push Pummel Gallery

03.18.2011

Photos from the La Push Pummel surf kayak gathering

Powder Hole First Descent Gallery

03.04.2011

First descent of Powder Hole

The Unlimited Dusi Canoe Marathon 2011

02.23.2011

Images from South Africa’s legendary three-day kayak marathon

Susquehanna Gallery

02.22.2011

Steve Thomas calling to arrange portage around massive Holtwood Dam, Holtwood, Penn. Photo: Erik Schlimmer

Aleksander Doba Gallery

02.04.2011

Early reports place Polish trans-Atlantic paddler near Acara, Brazil.

Mississippi Crossroads Gallery

01.27.2011

At the intersection of the blues and the delta’s wildest reaches, one soulful paddler holds the keys to the river’s salvation

Paddling Burgeo Gallery

01.18.2011

Nestled in the southwest corner of Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada’s eastern-most province, is the tiny fishing village of Burgeo

2010 Deception Pass Dash Gallery

12.09.2010

Images from the 2010 Deception Pass Dash in Puget Sound, Wash.

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