Archive for June, 2007

More Chances to Demo the New Jackson Kayaks For FREE at the Gutter…


2007
06.30

                                                        

Tim and I will see you for Whitewater Demo Day at the Gutter, Tuesday, July 10th and 31st, 5pm. Alpenglow will bring all of the Jackson Kayak models available for you to try for free! Having an Eskimo roll is required. Bring your own accessories as they will only have a small quantity of skirts, Pfd’s, and Paddles.

Call Alpenglow at 331-BOAT(2628) with questions!

Lochsa River Madness Video


2007
06.29

I have yet to make it to the Lochsa – but it is my goal to visit next year. This vid taken over Memorial Day weekend from Idaholocal really makes me want to get up there! You just gotta love how the ‘yakkers blow right through…

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A Little PBR Revival Video


2007
06.29

Someone shot a short vid at the Payette Boise River Revival earlier this month. It was a great evening with local paddlers just getting together and cheering each other on. The hole was not as retentive as usual, but there were some great rides as the evening went on. :-) (my son troy is at the end hand paddling)

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Hydrospeed the Payette


2007
06.25

Now I had not heard of Hydrospeeds until this year. We had a guy Hydrospeeding our trip down the Cabarton section of the Payette on Saturday. Now I don’t think I’m going to trade in my Jackson for one, but they do look fun! Cascade Kayak School is actually running trips on them. Here is a short vid in case you haven’t seen them.

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First Impressions of the Payette Cabarton Run


2007
06.23

Outstanding…that is all I can say. I took my first run down from the Cabarton Bridge to Smith’s Ferry. This is more of a wilderness run than the Main Payette – winding in a valley off the road for about 9 miles before following the road from Rainbow Bridge to Smith’s Ferry.

We looked like an armada with a raft (7 people), 8 hardshells, 2 IKs, and a hydrospeed. Somehow we kept track of everyone.

Fun class II’s with great spots for eddy turns. Big – long class III’s and the final monster drop at Howards Plunge (III+).

If you’re looking for a day long float with a big class III and a remote feel – the Cabarton is the run for you!

See the Wiki HERE :-)

Cool! Troys pic makes NRS newsletter :-)


2007
06.21

Troy’s picture made it into the news letter of one of my favorite companies – NRS. Check it out HERE

This is a larger pic…
Troy and Shadow (aka GutterDog)

Gutter…Again…


2007
06.21

You know, we have really been enjoying the Gutter this year. Although it tends to be a little shallow (our friend Travis broke a paddle there just the other night), it’s still good for a lot of moves. Troy likes to hand-paddle since he has a solid hand roll. He is so small that he gets stuck in the hole the rest of us are trying to stay in during a move. Here is a shot fellow paddler Chuck K. took of Troy hand-paddling…

Troy Handpaddling

Alpenglow hosts Jackson ‘Demo Daze’ in Boise


2007
06.19

Tim from Alpenglow and I showed up at the Gutter to get folks sized and set up in Jackson Star and Fun series boats to demo tonight. Met some nice folks I didn’t know and ran into some good friends. We had about 8 people demo boats. Lots of comments like ‘sweet’ and ‘fast’… The new Stars were a particular hit! Had to run back home to get my camera and by the time I got back most of the paddlers had pulled out and were enjoying the last bit of sun on the beach. But here are a few of the pics I did get…

Pile of boats…a beautiful thing

Tyler (15) in a 4fun

Tim from Alpenglow

Tim again

Tyler hitting a 360 :-)

Demo the New Jackson Kayaks at the Gutter!


2007
06.18

Whitewater demo day at the Gutter, Tuesday, June 19, 5pm. Alpenglow will bring all of the Jackson Kayak models available for you to try for free! Having an Eskimo roll is required. Bring your own accessories as they will only have a small quantity of skirts, Pfd’s, and Paddles.

Call Alpenglow at 331-BOAT(2628) with questions!