Archive for July, 2007

Safety Saturday on the Payette – 7/21/07


Idaho recently lost a popular guide on the Payettes South Fork. Honor the life of a veteran guide by brushing up on your own knowledge of safety.

The Idaho Whitewater Association is planning its annual Safety Saturday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., July 21, on the Main Payette River from Banks to Chief Parrish.
The organization will have information and a safety check of gear at the Banks launch area. Beaches will be identified where stations will be set up for raft-flipping exercises, kayak rolling, a throw-rope toss, swimming practices, a Z-drag demo and kayak extrication.
Participants can pull into each beach and take part in the activities. There will be a barbecue at Chief Parrish where rafters and kayakers can eat and then head on downstream to the take out point at Beehive Bend.

Jay Kincaid in Boise July 31st for WK Boise Region Event!


Team Jackson's Jay KincaidCome meet Team Jackson Kayak paddler Jay Kincaid! Jay placed first in the 2007 Reno Whitewater Festival and is currently ranked in the topJay 4 freestyle paddlers in the world. Jay will be at Alpenglow Mountainsport at 1pm Tuesday July 31 for a Q&A – then paddle with him at the Gutter at 5pm.


In association with Alpenglow Mountainsport – Come out and try the new Jackson Kayaks for free and meet some new paddle partners! If you are newer to paddling this is a great place to work with eddy turns. If you like to surf it’s a great hole.

Bring your hot dogs and I’ll bring a grill and stuff to squirt on ‘em! :-)


EMAIL ME if you have any questions!





Great 4 Part Series on Idaho’s Lochsa


Check out these links for the 4-Part Series from The Weather Channel’s Epic site.


WK Regional Event In Boise Was Great Fun!


We had a blast last night at the Gutter! About 15 people showed up to demo boats and meet new people. Four kids under 15 showed up and were great fun to watch going vertical in flatwater and playing in the hole. Mike V. was surfing a Rocker and Mike M. tried surfing a Sevylor IK but wouldn’t let us count his swim and make him drink out of his bootie… Then we cooked up some dogs and enjoyed the last of the sunset.

It was also great exposure for the WorldKayak site. I’m hoping to see an increase in Boise membership during the next week :-) Here are some of the highlights from last night…

WorldKayak Boise Event: 7-10-07

WorldKayak Boise Region Event Tonight at the Gutter



Come join Chuck and Tim from Alpenglow and I for Whitewater Demo Daze at the Gutter tonight 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.

I’ll have a grill so bring up something to cook on it!

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

So you think your too old to learn to paddle?


How about 52? We met a great couple from California over the 4th in Crouch. Bruce and Marjorie had a couple of Jacksons strapped to the top of their van, so we had to stop and talk to them. We watched the parade with them and decided to paddle on Friday. We ended up running the Main with them this afternoon. Marjorie first picked up a paddle when she was 52 and has been paddling for 15 years! At 67 years young she is still paddling class IV :-) .If you ever have a chance to boat with them near their home on the Kern, they are so positive and great fun to be around! They also volunteer a lot of time to paddling events on the Kern. Here is a pic of Troy with Marjorie.

Troy and Marjorie