Peak Flow

Boise’s eye on the world of whitewater

Bliss Is a Place


There is a little town in Idaho that sits on the edge of the Snake River Canyon. For most people the only real attractions in Bliss are the exit ramp, the gas station, and the on ramp. But, if you take the time to peer down into the canyon you’ll see a bit of whitewater, this is the Bliss Wave! Read the rest of this entry »

The Box


In the world of whitewater, few canyons carry a more definitive moniker than The Box. As the Clarks Fork of the Yellowstone tumbles off the Beartooth Plateau down to the dry plains of Wyoming it carves the third-deepest canyon in the Lower 48. But, unlike the Grand Canyon of the Colorado and Hell’s Canyon of the Snake, the walls of The Box rise straight out of the river. In many places 1,000 foot slabs of granite cast their shadows over miles of river. Yet, those who venture into depths of the canyon are often too engrossed in the business of progress and survival to pay more than passing notice to the spectacle that surrounds them. Read the rest of this entry »

Welcome to Peak Flow

Hello, and thanks for checking out my blog. Peak Flow is all about the joy of those big days on the water that you dream about long after your gear has dried. In the coming months I will be updating this space with news, trip reports, and musings on the paddling life in and around Idaho. In the meantime, here are a few sweet shots from the 2007 season.


Snug negotiating Dillworth rapid, Clarks Fork Box, WY. Photo: Mark Cecchini

Gros Ventre River

Kate Beaver taking in the viewof the mighty Tetons, Gros Ventre River, WY. Photo: Mark Cecchini

Crunch Boof

Yours truey, firing off the boof in Crunch, North Fork Payette, ID. Photo: Mike Reid

MC signing off.