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.
A landslide last week hit Icicle Creek Road, near Leavenworth, Wash., closing the road at the site of the slide and barring boater access to the upper section of Icicle Canyon, the deepest canyon in Washington state and popular Northwest Class IV/V whitewater kayaking run.
CanoeKayak.com is proud to present this world premiere of Well of Hope, a documentary film by whitewater paddlers Jesse Coombs and Darin McQuoid. The film chronicles a fall 2010 trip to the White Nile River of Uganda, where, after learning about the local struggle for clean water, Coombs and McQuoid shifted their plans: “We changed […]
Demonstrating proper techniques for landing and releasing pike from a kayak. Another webisode from the Kayak Fishing Tales crew: In this episode Jeff Goudreau explains the proper method for safely landing and releasing pike from a kayak.
Published: February 22, 2011 A new trailer from Shasta Boyz Productions‘ forthcoming film, featuring Chris Korbulic. Details: “This is the second of seven trailers from Shasta Boyz Productions NEW film, Slippery When Wet. Each trailer will feature an athlete from the movie and give some insight into each characters lifestyle. The sequel to Wet Dreams, […]
Published: February 21 2011 The latest video from paddling filmmaker Fred Norquist, with the Norquist lowdown: “Dipper Creek, British Columbia is one of the most beautiful and committing places I have ever been. The gorge is incredible, the rapids and waterfalls are incredibly fun, but it’s a lot of work. There are a few involved […]
Published: February 14, 2011 What happens when five friends who aren’t kayakers decide to paddle from Vancouver to Alaska on the Inside Passage? This film, “No Experience Required,” explores the question.