james

Hot Lava Boater Cross 2017

james wrote 40 days ago:


We had nine participants in our 1.5 mile boater cross race on the Deschutes River this year.  Lava Island Falls was created by a recent lava flow that blocked the river and created two remote drops with a hidden lake in-between.   Scotty Baker provided the inspiration and ran a fabulous event.  It went so well that we are already collaborating on next year’s event.  The race down Lava I was an exciting exchange of positions as Walker pulled ahead in the S turn chute only to get stuck in the eddy below with Orion.  Jason took the middle route and the lead, down the left hand channel over Brads Bung-hole.  Scotty followed Jason after cutting off Orion who was exiting the eddy.  Coming back for more, Orion rammed Scotty’s stern going over BBH, but by then Walker was up to speed in the RPM and was gaining on Jason going into Cut-em Up.  Across the lake the distance between racers expanded and after a quick run down Lava II they were jockeying for the finish line.   There Walker and Scotty tangled boats while Orion charge by unobstructed for the podium.  All boaters had a mostly clean run and the raft support sweep followed everyone out.  This was a very exciting pilot event from which we hope it will grow to become a local classic.

RACERS

Orion Junkens

Walker Davis

Scotty Baker

Jason Bowerman

Jake Zywicke

Aaron Anerson

David Kinker

Niko Peha

Alex Mattick

John Cramp



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Hot Lava Boater Cross 2017

tommygunn wrote 41 days ago:


We had nine participants in our 1.5 mile boater cross race on the Deschutes River this year.  Lava Island Falls was created by a recent lava flow that blocked the river and created two remote drops with a hidden lake in-between.   Scotty Baker provided the inspiration and ran a fabulous event.  It went so well that we are already collaborating on next year’s event.  The race down Lava I was an exciting exchange of positions as Walker pulled ahead in the S turn chute only to get stuck in the eddy below with Orion.  Jason took the middle route and the lead, down the left hand channel over Brads Bung-hole.  Scotty followed Jason after cutting off Orion who was exiting the eddy.  Coming back for more, Orion rammed Scotty’s stern going over BBH, but by then Walker was up to speed in the RPM and was gaining on Jason going into Cut-em Up.  Across the lake the distance between racers expanded and after a quick run down Lava II they were jockeying for the finish line.   There Walker and Scotty tangled boats while Orion charge by unobstructed for the podium.  All boaters had a mostly clean run and the raft support sweep followed everyone out.  This was a very exciting pilot event from which we hope it will grow to become a local classic.

RACERS

Orion Junkens

Walker Davis

Scotty Baker

Jason Bowerman

Jake Zywicke

Aaron Anerson

David Kinker

Niko Peha

Alex Mattick

John Cramp



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saskia

Hot Lava Boater Cross 2017

saskia wrote 41 days ago:


We had nine participants in our 1.5 mile boater cross race on the Deschutes River this year.  Lava Island Falls was created by a recent lava flow that blocked the river and created two remote drops with a hidden lake in-between.   Scotty Baker provided the inspiration and ran a fabulous event.  It went so well that we are already collaborating on next year’s event.  The race down Lava I was an exciting exchange of positions as Walker pulled ahead in the S turn chute only to get stuck in the eddy below with Orion.  Jason took the middle route and the lead, down the left hand channel over Brads Bung-hole.  Scotty followed Jason after cutting off Orion who was exiting the eddy.  Coming back for more, Orion rammed Scotty’s stern going over BBH, but by then Walker was up to speed in the RPM and was gaining on Jason going into Cut-em Up.  Across the lake the distance between racers expanded and after a quick run down Lava II they were jockeying for the finish line.   There Walker and Scotty tangled boats while Orion charge by unobstructed for the podium.  All boaters had a mostly clean run and the raft support sweep followed everyone out.  This was a very exciting pilot event from which we hope it will grow to become a local classic.

RACERS

Orion Junkens

Walker Davis

Scotty Baker

Jason Bowerman

Jake Zywicke

Aaron Anerson

David Kinker

Niko Peha

Alex Mattick

John Cramp



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natefry

Hot Lava Boater Cross 2017

natefry wrote 41 days ago:


We had nine participants in our 1.5 mile boater cross race on the Deschutes River this year.  Lava Island Falls was created by a recent lava flow that blocked the river and created two remote drops with a hidden lake in-between.   Scotty Baker provided the inspiration and ran a fabulous event.  It went so well that we are already collaborating on next year’s event.  The race down Lava I was an exciting exchange of positions as Walker pulled ahead in the S turn chute only to get stuck in the eddy below with Orion.  Jason took the middle route and the lead, down the left hand channel over Brads Bung-hole.  Scotty followed Jason after cutting off Orion who was exiting the eddy.  Coming back for more, Orion rammed Scotty’s stern going over BBH, but by then Walker was up to speed in the RPM and was gaining on Jason going into Cut-em Up.  Across the lake the distance between racers expanded and after a quick run down Lava II they were jockeying for the finish line.   There Walker and Scotty tangled boats while Orion charge by unobstructed for the podium.  All boaters had a mostly clean run and the raft support sweep followed everyone out.  This was a very exciting pilot event from which we hope it will grow to become a local classic.

RACERS

Orion Junkens

Walker Davis

Scotty Baker

Jason Bowerman

Jake Zywicke

Aaron Anerson

David Kinker

Niko Peha

Alex Mattick

John Cramp



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Update-2nd HTTD of the Season is this Wednesday

natefry wrote 590 days ago:


It has been a great spring with good flows and great weather. Area boaters have been out daily hitting up all of the creeks, rivers, and play spots that the INW has to offer. A warm April has melted off most of our snow pack but we still have water in the Spokane River and there is another fun HTTD this week. According to Avista flows should stay around the current 2700-3100CFS range for the next week or so. The warm water coming out of the lake and these flows will make for a great event at Sullivan Hole!
• This Wednesday June 15th, event will start around 6 pm.
• Meet at the Mission Road Trail Head Parking area for paper work at 5:30 pm, and then we will move up stream to Sullivan Hole for the Pre-Event Briefing.
• Event will be a multi skill event to include a short slalom style course in the Sullivan Hole Rapid, show off your best tricks in a freestyle session at Sullivan Hole, and if time allows a quick throw bag comp to see who has been practicing their rescue skills this spring.
• All you need is your gear and a throw bag if you have one.
• Come out even if you are not interested in racing. It will be fun to watch and there is always a need for safety kayakers.
• Also bring friends and/or family to enjoy the comp as this location is right next to the Centennial Trail and has a good shoreline for viewing the event.
• After wards we will finish up in the parking lot with some laughs and swag. The new parking area has a great spot with grass and picnic tables for hanging out.
Cheers



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james

Update-2nd HTTD of the Season is this Wednesday

james wrote 590 days ago:


It has been a great spring with good flows and great weather. Area boaters have been out daily hitting up all of the creeks, rivers, and play spots that the INW has to offer. A warm April has melted off most of our snow pack but we still have water in the Spokane River and there is another fun HTTD this week. According to Avista flows should stay around the current 2700-3100CFS range for the next week or so. The warm water coming out of the lake and these flows will make for a great event at Sullivan Hole!
• This Wednesday June 15th, event will start around 6 pm.
• Meet at the Mission Road Trail Head Parking area for paper work at 5:30 pm, and then we will move up stream to Sullivan Hole for the Pre-Event Briefing.
• Event will be a multi skill event to include a short slalom style course in the Sullivan Hole Rapid, show off your best tricks in a freestyle session at Sullivan Hole, and if time allows a quick throw bag comp to see who has been practicing their rescue skills this spring.
• All you need is your gear and a throw bag if you have one.
• Come out even if you are not interested in racing. It will be fun to watch and there is always a need for safety kayakers.
• Also bring friends and/or family to enjoy the comp as this location is right next to the Centennial Trail and has a good shoreline for viewing the event.
• After wards we will finish up in the parking lot with some laughs and swag. The new parking area has a great spot with grass and picnic tables for hanging out.
Cheers



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Update-2nd HTTD of the Season is this Wednesday

tommygunn wrote 590 days ago:


It has been a great spring with good flows and great weather. Area boaters have been out daily hitting up all of the creeks, rivers, and play spots that the INW has to offer. A warm April has melted off most of our snow pack but we still have water in the Spokane River and there is another fun HTTD this week. According to Avista flows should stay around the current 2700-3100CFS range for the next week or so. The warm water coming out of the lake and these flows will make for a great event at Sullivan Hole!
• This Wednesday June 15th, event will start around 6 pm.
• Meet at the Mission Road Trail Head Parking area for paper work at 5:30 pm, and then we will move up stream to Sullivan Hole for the Pre-Event Briefing.
• Event will be a multi skill event to include a short slalom style course in the Sullivan Hole Rapid, show off your best tricks in a freestyle session at Sullivan Hole, and if time allows a quick throw bag comp to see who has been practicing their rescue skills this spring.
• All you need is your gear and a throw bag if you have one.
• Come out even if you are not interested in racing. It will be fun to watch and there is always a need for safety kayakers.
• Also bring friends and/or family to enjoy the comp as this location is right next to the Centennial Trail and has a good shoreline for viewing the event.
• After wards we will finish up in the parking lot with some laughs and swag. The new parking area has a great spot with grass and picnic tables for hanging out.
Cheers



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Update-2nd HTTD of the Season is this Wednesday

james wrote 590 days ago:


It has been a great spring with good flows and great weather. Area boaters have been out daily hitting up all of the creeks, rivers, and play spots that the INW has to offer. A warm April has melted off most of our snow pack but we still have water in the Spokane River and there is another fun HTTD this week. According to Avista flows should stay around the current 2700-3100CFS range for the next week or so. The warm water coming out of the lake and these flows will make for a great event at Sullivan Hole!
• This Wednesday June 15th, event will start around 6 pm.
• Meet at the Mission Road Trail Head Parking area for paper work at 5:30 pm, and then we will move up stream to Sullivan Hole for the Pre-Event Briefing.
• Event will be a multi skill event to include a short slalom style course in the Sullivan Hole Rapid, show off your best tricks in a freestyle session at Sullivan Hole, and if time allows a quick throw bag comp to see who has been practicing their rescue skills this spring.
• All you need is your gear and a throw bag if you have one.
• Come out even if you are not interested in racing. It will be fun to watch and there is always a need for safety kayakers.
• Also bring friends and/or family to enjoy the comp as this location is right next to the Centennial Trail and has a good shoreline for viewing the event.
• After wards we will finish up in the parking lot with some laughs and swag. The new parking area has a great spot with grass and picnic tables for hanging out.
Cheers



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El Niño brings winter kayaking to Wisconsin!

saskia wrote 756 days ago:


For those of you who don’t live in the upper Midwest, you probably at least know that winter means most rivers are frozen and the brave few scurry into the below freezing temps to run short stretches such as piers gorge. The rest of us practice in the pools while waiting for the thaw. Well, this year is a bit different….so far.

In November, the river levels were low, but still runnable and many were enjoying the unseasonably warm 50-60 degree days on the wolf and the peshtigo. But then, just as we thought the cold was arriving, and the river levels were reaching minimum flows…we took off to Tennessee for a run of the ocoee, Obed, Cumberland south fork and the nolichucky…only to drive back through a December thunderstorm that dropped 3″ of rain in Green Bay over 30 hours. The rain continued as a light mist for days and we recorded the wettest December on record since the early 1900s! What did this mean? Everything was running at levels of the spring thaw! So put on your dry suits and get on the water!

Instead of shipping our dry gear in for their winter repairs…some home made patches would have to do for now. Willy, Jeremiah and the boys hit up the fox river’s island st. Wave at kaukauna…a stretch that typically releases less that one gate on the dam all summer long was open to 6 full gates!

The buzz started churning about manitowocs Cato falls wave that grew very popular after a similar spring rain storm about 3 years ago. Unfortunately, the 3″ of rain wasn’t enough but the extra rainfall just before Christmas made it fast and bouncy for all the wave moves you can imagine. . The ice cream headaches aren’t as bad now as they are in spring thaw :)

Others found runs across the state including the black River at hatfield, the pike, wolf, pesh….and even, the Lake Michigan waves were coming in tall enough to surf!

Now, to wrap it all up with a Christmas bow on top, Winter Storm Ashley is coming through today with 12″ of snow! I can tell you this is the first winter I ever experienced where Wisconsinites were complaining about winter being too warm for snow! So…we will see if tomorrow everyone is happy to have it, or the usual winter weather complaints come back :) all signs now point to a potentially wonderful spring thaw! But who knows what it will have in store for us next…

In the meantime. Pool sessions are scheduled for team River runner Green Bay. Find them on Facebook. Also NEW paddlers has lessons at the Y in February and March. Manitowoc pool sessions are on Tuesday and Thursday nights…find liquid rush on Facebook. And caldera pool sessions start Saturday’s in January! :) if your area is hosting an event or pool session, email me at alknutson@me.com and I’ll help get the word out.



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james

El Niño brings winter kayaking to Wisconsin!

james wrote 756 days ago:


For those of you who don’t live in the upper Midwest, you probably at least know that winter means most rivers are frozen and the brave few scurry into the below freezing temps to run short stretches such as piers gorge. The rest of us practice in the pools while waiting for the thaw. Well, this year is a bit different….so far.

In November, the river levels were low, but still runnable and many were enjoying the unseasonably warm 50-60 degree days on the wolf and the peshtigo. But then, just as we thought the cold was arriving, and the river levels were reaching minimum flows…we took off to Tennessee for a run of the ocoee, Obed, Cumberland south fork and the nolichucky…only to drive back through a December thunderstorm that dropped 3″ of rain in Green Bay over 30 hours. The rain continued as a light mist for days and we recorded the wettest December on record since the early 1900s! What did this mean? Everything was running at levels of the spring thaw! So put on your dry suits and get on the water!

Instead of shipping our dry gear in for their winter repairs…some home made patches would have to do for now. Willy, Jeremiah and the boys hit up the fox river’s island st. Wave at kaukauna…a stretch that typically releases less that one gate on the dam all summer long was open to 6 full gates!

The buzz started churning about manitowocs Cato falls wave that grew very popular after a similar spring rain storm about 3 years ago. Unfortunately, the 3″ of rain wasn’t enough but the extra rainfall just before Christmas made it fast and bouncy for all the wave moves you can imagine. . The ice cream headaches aren’t as bad now as they are in spring thaw :)

Others found runs across the state including the black River at hatfield, the pike, wolf, pesh….and even, the Lake Michigan waves were coming in tall enough to surf!

Now, to wrap it all up with a Christmas bow on top, Winter Storm Ashley is coming through today with 12″ of snow! I can tell you this is the first winter I ever experienced where Wisconsinites were complaining about winter being too warm for snow! So…we will see if tomorrow everyone is happy to have it, or the usual winter weather complaints come back :) all signs now point to a potentially wonderful spring thaw! But who knows what it will have in store for us next…

In the meantime. Pool sessions are scheduled for team River runner Green Bay. Find them on Facebook. Also NEW paddlers has lessons at the Y in February and March. Manitowoc pool sessions are on Tuesday and Thursday nights…find liquid rush on Facebook. And caldera pool sessions start Saturday’s in January! :) if your area is hosting an event or pool session, email me at alknutson@me.com and I’ll help get the word out.



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