Archive for March, 2008

Hotel Charley : The Lost World to Premiere in Boise


2008
03.31

WHAT: Film Premiere: Hotel Charley, The Lost World.
WHEN : Saturday April 19th – 7pm
WHERE: O’Michael’s Pub (2433 N Bogus Basin Rd (208-342-8948)
COST: $4 at Alpenglow (208-331-2628) – $5 @ the door. KIDS UNDER 14 FREE WITH PAID ADULT!

Boise Club Looking To Take Kids To Reno


2008
03.26

[singlepic=16,160,120,,left]Ready to take whitewater kayaking to the next level this year? This spring, Idaho River Kids offers an intermediate-expert freestyle and slalom training program. Our training will culminate in competition at the Reno River Festival (May 9-11, 2008).

Attendance of required practices is essential for retaining training privileges. Please express interest in the training program if you are able to attend the practices.

PRACTICE BEGINS FRIDAY APRIL 4, 2008.

ELIGIBILITY

1. Maintain a 3.0 GPA or agree to seek tutoring (so you can ask your teachers for permission to miss class for the Reno competition Friday May 9th).
2. Sign a substance abuse agreement.
3. Have a solid roll in whitewater.
4. Come to practice prepared.
• Helmets, PFDs, Paddles, Skirts (we can help provide)
• Please supply your own: Freestyle boats and cold water gear!

SCHEDULE

• Pool Practices (Recommended): Downtown YMCA Sundays 5:30-6:30.
• River Practice Meeting Schedule (Required): Friday 3:45-8:00 and Saturday 9:00-5:00.
• Carpool Meeting Location: Home Depot Parking lot @ ID-55 & State Street.
• Leave for Reno Th 5/8 @ 5:00 Return to Boise 5/11 late.

FEE STRUCTURE

The training program cost is $300 per child.
This fee will include 10 days of on-river coaching + coaching at Reno.
CALENDARS WILL BE DISTRIBUTED AT THE FIRST PRACTICE FRIDAY APRIL 4, 2008
IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS PLEASE CONTACT SCOTT WOOTTEN AT: swootten3@gmail.com

ePod Easter


2008
03.24

epod.jpgHope everyone had a great Easter weekend. Tyler made an ePod – but found it wasn’t all it was cracked up to be… :-P (Sorry, it’s Monday and I could be more punny!)

 

It was Troy’s 13th birthday – two teenagers in the house now, but we are enjoying 99% of it.

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First Trip Down the Main This Year.


2008
03.22

[singlepic=27,320,240,,left]Sunny and about 50 degrees today, so Tyler, Troy and I hit the Main Payette today for a little river time – first river-running of the year. Still some snow on the shore and water was chilly, but what a great time. Troys B-day is tomorrow, so this was our last trip out before he is a teen-ager :-) And…my new IR Drypants ROCK!

Level right now is about 2500 right now. If you are running GoLeft right now watch for a little fin rock on the left line just on the seam made by the big rock near the shore.

For Wesley…


2008
03.20

Passing on the WK ‘most active’ torch to  Wesley :-)

OK Boise – Time To Get Your Payette Parking Pass


2008
03.17

Payette PassIf you Park at any of the following sites along the Payette system more than 6 times each year – your money ahead to get your $20 season pass.

- Banks
- Banks (Bikini) Beach
- Beehive Bend
- Chief Parrish
- Confluence
- Danskin
- Deadwood
- Deer Creek

For information on where to get your pass check HERE!

Idaho River Kids and Polo


2008
03.17

Idaho River KidsWe had a blast at the Idaho River Kids roll session last night at the Downtown YMCA. Chad Long was back from Chile and had the advanced kids in the lap pool playing water polo. It was the first time most of the kids had played and found it really worked their skills. My boys were chatting about the evening all the way home.

The 7:30 roll session was packed. I think everyone senses Spring in the air and thoughts are beginning to change from skiing to summer sports – and what better thing to do than paddle?? :-)

Thanks…


2008
03.11

Hey – I just noticed that this would be post number 100. So I think this is a great place to say thanks to some key people for this site.

A big thanks to EJ, James and Colin – and to the other Ambassadors across the globe for time and content.

Also these sponsors for making events like Hometown Throwdowns possible.

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MionSmith OpticsImmersion Research

I’m sure there are others folks behind the scenes that I’m missing, but thanks.

We are looking forward to a great paddling season and some great WK events – See you out there!

Nice Session at the Gutter


2008
03.09

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Tyler and I hit the Gutter today for about an hour and a half. The water was slightly better than February, but still cold!

Ran into three guys there that were enjoying the sunny day. It was about 53 degrees and a really pleasant ‘almost spring’ day.

Shadow was there to greet us – I’m sure he was glad the long cold winter is over and he will have company again :-)

We are going to take a trash bag and try and hit some of the trash that has accumulated over the winter.

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Winter Paddling Tips From Wesley Bradley


2008
03.08

Our fearless leader back east has some great winter paddling tips.

Check out Wesley’s tips HERE!