Archive for January, 2009

Raffle for First Descents Ends Friday 1/30


2009
01.27

Raffling includes a Bliss-Stick kayak of choice and many other prizes to raise money for First Descents. First Descents offers programs for young adults with cancer.

100% of the proceeds go directly to First Descents to fund the 2009 camper season. I appologize for the short noticeas the raffle ends Friday (1/30/09), but there still is time. Please take a few moments to read through the First Descents website and see for yourself what an amazing program they offer to young adults with cancer.

For more info go HERE and check out the First Descents website to learn more about the program at www.firstdescents.org

Owyhee Wilderness Bill May Be Decided Soon


2009
01.25

The Owyhee wilderness bill will protect 517,000 acres of wilderness and 315 miles of Wild and Scenic Rivers in the Owyhee Canyonlands.

Check out Zimoand#39;s full Idaho Statesman article HERE.

Idaho Close to Average for Snowpack and YTD Precip


2009
01.22

For complete Idaho Snowpack information go HERE!

Composite Graph of SNOTEL Sites in Payette Basin Showing 2009 Water Year  to Date Snow Water Content and Precipitation Along with Average Values and a Similar Year

The first number is Snow Water Equivalent and the second is YTD Precip

CLEARWATER BASIN
Basin-wide percent of average 97 112
SALMON BASIN
Basin-wide percent of average 96 97
WEISER BASIN
Basin-wide percent of average 85 94
PAYETTE BASIN
Basin-wide percent of average 88 89
BOISE BASIN
Basin-wide percent of average 86 93

Idaho : Online Regestration for the Payette River Experience Is Now Open


2009
01.19

You can now regester online for the Payette River Experience (PRE). Go to thePRE WEBSITE to register. See you in Idaho May 19 – 21!

2009 Event ListWebsite Link is HERE

White Water Festival June 19 – 21
The Pulse 10K Run Race and 5K Country Fun Run June 20
Kids 1k Race June 20
Fly Fishing Tournament June 20
Back Country Airplane Fly In June 19 -21
Classic Car Rally June 20
Trap Shooting Tournament June 20
Sportsmanand#39;s Outdoor Expo and craft show June 19 – 20
Outdoor Concert June 20
Mountain Bike Race June 20

WHITEWATER SCHEDULE


FRIDAY June 19

Event: OPEN FREESTYLE COMPETITION
Location: the Big Wave at the Gutter in Horseshoe Bend
Time 9:00 am Competitors meeting
10 am- 12 pm Practice on the rubber dam
1:00 pm-4:00 pm Preliminary rounds

Event JUNIOR FREESTYLE COMPETITION
Location: the Fish Ladder at the Gutter in Horseshoe Bend
Time 10:00 am Competitors meeting
11:00 -1pm Preliminary rounds

Event: DOWNRIVER RACE
Location: Banks on the Main Payette (finish at Cascade River Center 8 miles)
Time 4:00 pm Competitors meeting. two divisions : Under 8andrsquo; and Over 8andrsquo;
4:30 pm Race start at 30 second intervals

Event WELCOME DINNER
Location : Cascade River Center
Time 5:30 tickets: participants included in entry fee, $8 for non competitors

SATURDAY June 20

Event SLALOM
Location: Otter Slide
Time: 8:30 am Competitors Meeting,
9:00 am- 1:00 pm Divisions: Menandrsquo;s Plastic Boat Beginner, Menandrsquo;s Plastic
Boat Intermediate, Menandrsquo;s Plastic Boat Expert, Womenandrsquo;s Plastic Boat Beginner, Womenandrsquo;s
Plastic Boat Intermediate, Womenandrsquo;s Plastic Boat Expert, Menandrsquo;s Slalom Race Boat,
Womenandrsquo;s Slalom Race Boat, Junior

Event: SAFETY RODEO TEAM COMPETITION
Location: The Fish Ladder at the Gutter in Horseshoe Bend
Time: 9:00 am Competitors meeting
9:30-1:00 pm Strong Swimmer, Z drag, zip line
1:00-1:30 pm Wave Runner demonstration

Event: CORPORATE /TEAM RAFT RACE
Location: Alder Creek Bridge to Confluence in Garden Valley
Time 1:00 pm 4 rafts to a heat

Event: DASH AND SPLASH (3k run, 3k down river paddle)
Location: South Fork Landing, Adler Creek Bridge to Confluence in Garden Valley
Time: 3:00PM Menandrsquo;s and Womenandrsquo;s categories

Event JUNIOR FREESTYLE FINALS
Location: Fish Ladder at the Gutter in Horseshoe Bend
Time: 1:30-3:30

Event: RIVERBOARD FACE LEVEL COMPETITON
Location: Fish Ladder at the Gutter in Horseshoe Bend
Time 4:00pm – 6:00 pm

Event: OPEN FREESTYLE FINALS
Location Big Wave at the Gutter
Time 4:00 pm-6:00 pm

Event: DINNER AND OUTDOOR CONCERT
Location South Fork Landing in Garden Valley
Time 7:00 pm

SUNDAY June 21

Event SAFETY RODEO TEAM COMPETITION
Location : Alder Creek Bridge
Time 9:00 am-12:00 Entrapment and Lowers

Event RAPID RACE
Location Banks to Sandy Beach ( 1.5 miles)
Time 9:00 and- 12:00 Head to Head divisions: Raft, IK, Kayak,
Riverboard Face Level, Pool Toys (must have costume)

Event GIANT SLALOM
Location Upper Otter Slide
Time 1:00 pm andndash; 3:00 pm

Event SAFETY TEAM RODEO FINALS
Location Upper Otter Slide
Time 1:00- 3:00 pm Top three safety teams judged in actual Rescue setting for
The Giant Slalom event

Event AWARDS CELEBRATION CEREMONY
Location Banks (Bear Valley Raft Co.)
Time 4:00 pm- 6 pm

Boise – IWA Dutch Oven Cooking Contest


2009
01.19

Wednesday 4 February      7:00 pm at  Cascade Outfitters (DIRECTIONS)

Cook your best D.O. dish for a chance to be crowned the best DO Cook of the year. This is a kid friendly event so bring the family and enjoy some of the best river food around. Cooks must provide a recipe to be eligible to win. Winning recipes will be posted in the newsletter.

Payettes North Fork Shutting Down Friday


2009
01.14

The NF of the Payette is running about 700 right now, but word from Mike Copeland is that it will be shutting back down to about 200 on Friday (1/16). So if you are up for running the NF, get it while it’s hot…

Time to Get Your Main/MiddleFork Salmon Permits In…


2009
01.01

Time to get your Main / Middle Fork Salmon, Selway or Snake River permits in – they are due by Feb 2nd 2009. All you need to know is HERE, or go directly to the USFS site HERE.