Archive for October, 2007

Check out the Payette HSB Gauge!!


Man – rain, rain, rain yesterday. The Payette jumped from 880 CFS to 4200 CFS in 12 hours! The bad news – I’m working today… :-(

Gutter Pics


A couple of weeks ago we were at the Gutter with our friends the McLeods, Jacksons and Vorhees. Link was there with is super-duper camera and keen photographic eye and snapped off these pics of the boys that I really liked. The colors in the shot of Ethan and Troy are really vivid.

Tyler squirting & CJ taking a break / Ethan & Troy figure -8s

A Little October Paddling


OK, so we planned on paddling on Sunday afternoon anyway, but the 68 degree day was just a welcome bonus! About 10 of us turned out to enjoy a day that looks to be the last of it’s kind until next spring…

Ethan / Troy

Bob in his C1 / Zech

John / Jeff

Devon Barker Put on a Great Womens Clinic In Boise Tonight!


We had a great turnout at Devon’s  Women and Kayaking clinic tonight. There were about 45 people at her slideshow and talk about the unique aspects of women and paddling. She even let us guys show up :-)

About 55 people turned out for the pool session! Devon did a great job coaching the masses. I was amazed  at how many people she instructed during the evening. I think a lot of gals (and guys) were encouraged and had that boost of confidence that a good instructor can give you.

Devon is off to Spain for more competition next week. Then we are likely going to pester her when we go to Riggins in November – hope she is ready to play tour guide :-)

Just a reminder – Devon Barker’s Clinic Friday Night!



From Devon:

Dear Friends,

Come learn to roll or work on your brace for free at BSU! Oct. 5th! I am holding a video presentation followed by a pool night at BSU. All the details you need are below and in the attachments. I cannot wait to see all of you right before I leave for the Surf Wolds in Spain! You can also check out the info on!

Paddle in Peace, Devon




Spend the evening with not only a renowned kayaker, but also a renowned female kayaker. Devon is the World Surf Kayak Champion, a 2-time National Freestyle Kayak Champion, a National Certified Board Educator, and the creator of Dare to Kayak. Everyone is welcome to watch a slideshow of her incredible adventures on the World Kayak Tour and her other kayak trips around the world. Her story and experiences will inspire female kayakers of all skill level. Then spend a few hours in the pool working on rolling techniques and outfitting kayaks to be more specific to women.

Women and kayaking will be held on Friday, October 5 from 6:00pm until 7:00pm in the Student Recreation Center classroom for the slideshow, and then we will move to the Boise State Pool for rolling techniques from 7pm until 10pm. The cost is free. Don’t forget your water bottle and swimwear.

Contact: Geoff Harrison, Assistant Director for Outdoor Program, (208) 426-2628,

Media Contact: Heather Gribble, Promotions Coordinator for Campus Recreation, (208) 426-5674,

For additional details visit our web-site:

Idaho: Expect a Lot of Logs in the Middle Fork Salmon Next Year


By Zimo – Idaho Statesman Edition Date: 10/03/07 Forest fires burned along the Main Salmon and the Middle Fork of the Salmon in the Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness this summer, and whitewater rafters should see evidence of that when they start floating the rivers next May.

Whitewater boater Scott Elder saw the effects of the fires on a recent Middle Fork trip. “We just finished a lower Middle Fork of the Salmon River trip this past week and saw a fair amount of wood in the water,” Elder said this week.
“Some of it still smoking,” he said.
The U.S. Forest Service told Elder that there are over 100 trees in the water from Boundary Creek, the launch site on the river, down to Thomas Creek.
Boaters will probably see more mudslides and logjams next year.
“Just a word of warning for those boaters who are going to venture out there next May,” said Elder, “Be prepared for wood and possible portages.”

Oregon Coast – First Attempt…


Here is a little vid of our first attempts at kayak surfing in the ocean. This is on the South Jetty near Florence. It definitely turned out to be the ‘Tyler Show’ – he had some of the better rides. These were two short sessions – big learning curve, but next time should be even more fun :-)

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