james

West Virginia Stoke!

james wrote 1032 days ago:


A couple weeks ago, I had the privilege of introducing Max Nielsen to Tumwater Canyon of the Wenatchee River. I had heard Max was in town from West Virginia from my co-worker Dan Int-Hout who gave me his number and said he was looking to paddle. I hit Max up and after a short verbal screening, it turned out the dude could shred! So I set him up with a boat, paddle, and all the gear and gave him the Tumwater Tour twice while he was in Leavenworth. He killed it! As Max and his girlfriend Sierra Sans departed Bavaria Land to continue on their journey through the PNW, I asked him if he could write up a little story about his experience in Leavenworth. The following is what he provided me:

The Pacific Northwest has always appealed to me, as it does to any paddler or adventurer seeker. By chance of circumstances, the opportunity had risen for me to venture from the East coast to this wild gem. I had only two weeks to get the “PNW tour”, so I packed lightly, leaving behind all my river gear with the exception of my union suit, hoping that I may be fated by the chance to get on some great whitewater.”

Photo: Christopher Kelly

            Flying into Spokane where my girlfriend had recently attended college, we drove west to Leavenworth to stay with a friend and explore the Cascades. Immediately into our arrival to this small German town I felt a sense of home, as if I were back in Denmark where I was born. In Danish, we refer to home as “hyggelit” (you can try to pronounce that if you wish), also meaning cozy, and it’s just how I felt. From the shops to the structure of the unique buildings to the friendly woman at the bakery who danced while making my sandwich; I felt home.

Bombing down The Wall. Photo: Christopher Kelly



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natefry

West Virginia Stoke!

natefry wrote 1033 days ago:


A couple weeks ago, I had the privilege of introducing Max Nielsen to Tumwater Canyon of the Wenatchee River. I had heard Max was in town from West Virginia from my co-worker Dan Int-Hout who gave me his number and said he was looking to paddle. I hit Max up and after a short verbal screening, it turned out the dude could shred! So I set him up with a boat, paddle, and all the gear and gave him the Tumwater Tour twice while he was in Leavenworth. He killed it! As Max and his girlfriend Sierra Sans departed Bavaria Land to continue on their journey through the PNW, I asked him if he could write up a little story about his experience in Leavenworth. The following is what he provided me:

The Pacific Northwest has always appealed to me, as it does to any paddler or adventurer seeker. By chance of circumstances, the opportunity had risen for me to venture from the East coast to this wild gem. I had only two weeks to get the “PNW tour”, so I packed lightly, leaving behind all my river gear with the exception of my union suit, hoping that I may be fated by the chance to get on some great whitewater.”

Photo: Christopher Kelly

            Flying into Spokane where my girlfriend had recently attended college, we drove west to Leavenworth to stay with a friend and explore the Cascades. Immediately into our arrival to this small German town I felt a sense of home, as if I were back in Denmark where I was born. In Danish, we refer to home as “hyggelit” (you can try to pronounce that if you wish), also meaning cozy, and it’s just how I felt. From the shops to the structure of the unique buildings to the friendly woman at the bakery who danced while making my sandwich; I felt home.

Bombing down The Wall. Photo: Christopher Kelly



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saskia

West Virginia Stoke!

saskia wrote 1033 days ago:


A couple weeks ago, I had the privilege of introducing Max Nielsen to Tumwater Canyon of the Wenatchee River. I had heard Max was in town from West Virginia from my co-worker Dan Int-Hout who gave me his number and said he was looking to paddle. I hit Max up and after a short verbal screening, it turned out the dude could shred! So I set him up with a boat, paddle, and all the gear and gave him the Tumwater Tour twice while he was in Leavenworth. He killed it! As Max and his girlfriend Sierra Sans departed Bavaria Land to continue on their journey through the PNW, I asked him if he could write up a little story about his experience in Leavenworth. The following is what he provided me:

The Pacific Northwest has always appealed to me, as it does to any paddler or adventurer seeker. By chance of circumstances, the opportunity had risen for me to venture from the East coast to this wild gem. I had only two weeks to get the “PNW tour”, so I packed lightly, leaving behind all my river gear with the exception of my union suit, hoping that I may be fated by the chance to get on some great whitewater.”

Photo: Christopher Kelly

            Flying into Spokane where my girlfriend had recently attended college, we drove west to Leavenworth to stay with a friend and explore the Cascades. Immediately into our arrival to this small German town I felt a sense of home, as if I were back in Denmark where I was born. In Danish, we refer to home as “hyggelit” (you can try to pronounce that if you wish), also meaning cozy, and it’s just how I felt. From the shops to the structure of the unique buildings to the friendly woman at the bakery who danced while making my sandwich; I felt home.

Bombing down The Wall. Photo: Christopher Kelly



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The Juice is Back!

bozemankayaker wrote 1050 days ago:


After several months of warm, dry weather with below comfortable river levels, the rains have finally graced our presence. In a matter of 3 days, almost every drainage in Washington exploded with biblical flows. As for the Leavenworth region, we saw a rise of over 9000 cfs in the Wenatchee River, which meant that the tributaries were pumping to feed the beast. I spent the duration of this flush in Southern Oregon on a 4 day Rogue River trip with an eclectic group of party people getting rowdy on a Halloween trip.

Photo: Chelsea Gonzales

So I can’t say I totally missed out, but upon returning, it was on. I rolled back into Leavenworth on Wednesday, November 4th to find the Wenatchee River flowing at a healthy 3400 cfs. I already had my Jackson Karma RG on my car so I headed straight for the Tumwater Dam for a solo session in the canyon. Having not seen this much water in the ditch since June, it was a pleasant feeling airing out of ten foot waves, boofing into frothy holes, and cruising though pillowy rapids.

Photo: Chelsea Gonzales

Throughout the week, I spent as much time as I could in the canyon. The levels are dropping fast as the rain as ceased, so every day, the lines are tighter and the rocks are more pronounced. However, given the fact that we didn’t see levels of over 1000 cfs for over 3 months, we’ll take what we can get.

Photo: Christopher Kelly

As we have officially entered the wet, cold, and rainy/snowy season, my hope is that we’ll have healthy flows for the rest of the winter. So pull the dry suit out of the closet, dig the pogies out of the gear bag, through the ear pads back in your helmet, and get ready for a solid winter boating season. See you out there!

Photo: Christopher Kelly



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saskia

The Juice is Back!

saskia wrote 1050 days ago:


After several months of warm, dry weather with below comfortable river levels, the rains have finally graced our presence. In a matter of 3 days, almost every drainage in Washington exploded with biblical flows. As for the Leavenworth region, we saw a rise of over 9000 cfs in the Wenatchee River, which meant that the tributaries were pumping to feed the beast. I spent the duration of this flush in Southern Oregon on a 4 day Rogue River trip with an eclectic group of party people getting rowdy on a Halloween trip.

Photo: Chelsea Gonzales

So I can’t say I totally missed out, but upon returning, it was on. I rolled back into Leavenworth on Wednesday, November 4th to find the Wenatchee River flowing at a healthy 3400 cfs. I already had my Jackson Karma RG on my car so I headed straight for the Tumwater Dam for a solo session in the canyon. Having not seen this much water in the ditch since June, it was a pleasant feeling airing out of ten foot waves, boofing into frothy holes, and cruising though pillowy rapids.

Photo: Chelsea Gonzales

Throughout the week, I spent as much time as I could in the canyon. The levels are dropping fast as the rain as ceased, so every day, the lines are tighter and the rocks are more pronounced. However, given the fact that we didn’t see levels of over 1000 cfs for over 3 months, we’ll take what we can get.

Photo: Christopher Kelly

As we have officially entered the wet, cold, and rainy/snowy season, my hope is that we’ll have healthy flows for the rest of the winter. So pull the dry suit out of the closet, dig the pogies out of the gear bag, through the ear pads back in your helmet, and get ready for a solid winter boating season. See you out there!

Photo: Christopher Kelly



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The Juice is Back!

tommygunn wrote 1050 days ago:


After several months of warm, dry weather with below comfortable river levels, the rains have finally graced our presence. In a matter of 3 days, almost every drainage in Washington exploded with biblical flows. As for the Leavenworth region, we saw a rise of over 9000 cfs in the Wenatchee River, which meant that the tributaries were pumping to feed the beast. I spent the duration of this flush in Southern Oregon on a 4 day Rogue River trip with an eclectic group of party people getting rowdy on a Halloween trip.

Photo: Chelsea Gonzales

So I can’t say I totally missed out, but upon returning, it was on. I rolled back into Leavenworth on Wednesday, November 4th to find the Wenatchee River flowing at a healthy 3400 cfs. I already had my Jackson Karma RG on my car so I headed straight for the Tumwater Dam for a solo session in the canyon. Having not seen this much water in the ditch since June, it was a pleasant feeling airing out of ten foot waves, boofing into frothy holes, and cruising though pillowy rapids.

Photo: Chelsea Gonzales

Throughout the week, I spent as much time as I could in the canyon. The levels are dropping fast as the rain as ceased, so every day, the lines are tighter and the rocks are more pronounced. However, given the fact that we didn’t see levels of over 1000 cfs for over 3 months, we’ll take what we can get.

Photo: Christopher Kelly

As we have officially entered the wet, cold, and rainy/snowy season, my hope is that we’ll have healthy flows for the rest of the winter. So pull the dry suit out of the closet, dig the pogies out of the gear bag, through the ear pads back in your helmet, and get ready for a solid winter boating season. See you out there!

Photo: Christopher Kelly



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The Juice is Back!

natefry wrote 1050 days ago:


After several months of warm, dry weather with below comfortable river levels, the rains have finally graced our presence. In a matter of 3 days, almost every drainage in Washington exploded with biblical flows. As for the Leavenworth region, we saw a rise of over 9000 cfs in the Wenatchee River, which meant that the tributaries were pumping to feed the beast. I spent the duration of this flush in Southern Oregon on a 4 day Rogue River trip with an eclectic group of party people getting rowdy on a Halloween trip.

Photo: Chelsea Gonzales

So I can’t say I totally missed out, but upon returning, it was on. I rolled back into Leavenworth on Wednesday, November 4th to find the Wenatchee River flowing at a healthy 3400 cfs. I already had my Jackson Karma RG on my car so I headed straight for the Tumwater Dam for a solo session in the canyon. Having not seen this much water in the ditch since June, it was a pleasant feeling airing out of ten foot waves, boofing into frothy holes, and cruising though pillowy rapids.

Photo: Chelsea Gonzales

Throughout the week, I spent as much time as I could in the canyon. The levels are dropping fast as the rain as ceased, so every day, the lines are tighter and the rocks are more pronounced. However, given the fact that we didn’t see levels of over 1000 cfs for over 3 months, we’ll take what we can get.

Photo: Christopher Kelly

As we have officially entered the wet, cold, and rainy/snowy season, my hope is that we’ll have healthy flows for the rest of the winter. So pull the dry suit out of the closet, dig the pogies out of the gear bag, through the ear pads back in your helmet, and get ready for a solid winter boating season. See you out there!

Photo: Christopher Kelly



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james

The Juice is Back!

james wrote 1050 days ago:


After several months of warm, dry weather with below comfortable river levels, the rains have finally graced our presence. In a matter of 3 days, almost every drainage in Washington exploded with biblical flows. As for the Leavenworth region, we saw a rise of over 9000 cfs in the Wenatchee River, which meant that the tributaries were pumping to feed the beast. I spent the duration of this flush in Southern Oregon on a 4 day Rogue River trip with an eclectic group of party people getting rowdy on a Halloween trip.

Photo: Chelsea Gonzales

So I can’t say I totally missed out, but upon returning, it was on. I rolled back into Leavenworth on Wednesday, November 4th to find the Wenatchee River flowing at a healthy 3400 cfs. I already had my Jackson Karma RG on my car so I headed straight for the Tumwater Dam for a solo session in the canyon. Having not seen this much water in the ditch since June, it was a pleasant feeling airing out of ten foot waves, boofing into frothy holes, and cruising though pillowy rapids.

Photo: Chelsea Gonzales

Throughout the week, I spent as much time as I could in the canyon. The levels are dropping fast as the rain as ceased, so every day, the lines are tighter and the rocks are more pronounced. However, given the fact that we didn’t see levels of over 1000 cfs for over 3 months, we’ll take what we can get.

Photo: Christopher Kelly

As we have officially entered the wet, cold, and rainy/snowy season, my hope is that we’ll have healthy flows for the rest of the winter. So pull the dry suit out of the closet, dig the pogies out of the gear bag, through the ear pads back in your helmet, and get ready for a solid winter boating season. See you out there!

Photo: Christopher Kelly



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Last Boise Hometown Throwdown for 2015

bozemankayaker wrote 1129 days ago:


Idaho had our 6th, and last, Hometown Throwdown of the year on Saturday. Idaho, Oregon and Washington are on fire, and that resulted in a smoke filled sky in Cascade, Idaho. Not a lot of people are traveling out of Boise due to the fires.

After a brisk morning we had warm temps for our event. We ran 3 rides this event and really had a lot of fun. A great air show put on by Connor Voorhees, Mike Voorhees, Crosby Crevelt and Troy Wilson. Everyone had some good moves up their sleeves – so a good show by all.

A special thanks to all of our WK sponsors and to our local shops (Alpenglow Mountainsport, Salamander Paddle Gear, and River Gear) that donated prizes as well. Also a big thank you to Kelly’s Whitewater Park for allowing us to hold events at this world-class park! All of these guys help make our events more fun!



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saskia

Last Boise Hometown Throwdown for 2015

saskia wrote 1129 days ago:


Idaho had our 6th, and last, Hometown Throwdown of the year on Saturday. Idaho, Oregon and Washington are on fire, and that resulted in a smoke filled sky in Cascade, Idaho. Not a lot of people are traveling out of Boise due to the fires.

After a brisk morning we had warm temps for our event. We ran 3 rides this event and really had a lot of fun. A great air show put on by Connor Voorhees, Mike Voorhees, Crosby Crevelt and Troy Wilson. Everyone had some good moves up their sleeves – so a good show by all.

A special thanks to all of our WK sponsors and to our local shops (Alpenglow Mountainsport, Salamander Paddle Gear, and River Gear) that donated prizes as well. Also a big thank you to Kelly’s Whitewater Park for allowing us to hold events at this world-class park! All of these guys help make our events more fun!



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