Posts Tagged ‘payette’

Fire on Payette River continues to grow…


A spot fire that jumped out of the 2500 acre Springs Fire near Banks has put more homes in danger as fire crews continue to battle flames and searing hot summer weather in Boise County.

The Springs fire jumped the South Fork of the Payette River late Tuesday night and lit up the other side, putting a

handful of homes in the Phillips Creek area in danger, Boise National Forest officials say. Those residents were given notice that they may have to leave their homes but no official evacuation notice had been given as of 8 a.m. Wednesday.



Nationals info released for KWP in Idaho – July 7-8 2012

July 7-8 2012
Classes: This is a stand alone NATIONALS and separate from the point series.National Champions will be crowned in the following classes:
K1M Pro, K1W Pro, K1M Open, K1W Open, K1M Jr, K1W Jr, C1, OC1, and Cadet
Community Service: TBD
Registration: through morning of July 6 , 2012
Activities: Free concerts on site over the festival weekend. Bands TBA.
Awards:Prizes & Purse Total $15,500
Pro class    K1 Women & Men’s purse
1st       $2000
 2nd      $1,750
3rd       $1,500
4th        $1,250
 5th        $1,000
 C1 Unisex
1st            $300
2nd            $200
Visit: for more info.


New Whitewater Event in Boise Area This July!


Check it out – new event, and it sounds like a blast :  The Boise Whitewater Festival. July 16, 17

Please join us in ushering in the inaugural Boise Whitewater Festival. The event is designed to showcase some of the great opportunities that Boise offers the whitewater community. This years events will include a 6 mile time trial down the Boise River for rafts, kayaks, canoes and stand up paddle boards. At the finish line we will party in Ann Morrison Park with bands and the Payette Brewery Beer Garden. On Sunday, July 17th there will be a class IV boater cross on the Payette River with head to head action for kayaks, canoes and rafts. This will be the premier event of the United States Boater Cross Association.  CHECK OUT MORE INFO –> HERE!

The event is also looking for a bit of help on safety for the Saturday and Sunday events.  Contact and find out how you can help. Likely you can both participate in an event and help with safety.

Still an issue in Idaho – ‘The Rock’


Check out the Idaho Statesman article.

Decision Made for Rock in Staircase Rapids on the SF Payette


On October 11th at the Maravia Factory/Cascade Outfitters headquarters a meeting was held for public comment regarding the permit to alter a rock in Staircase by Tom Long.  Hosted by the IWA the meeting was a success with over 80 people in attendance.

Read MORE…

Meeting on Rock Removal In Staircase Rapids on the Payette


Tyler Staircase 1There has been some heated debate over the last few days regarding a permit that was issued for the removal of a rock on the rapid Staircase on the South fork of the Payette River.  More….

A public forum has been scheduled at 7 p.m. Oct. 11 at Cascade Outfitters/Maravia, 604 E. 45th St., Garden City.

Two Left Feet and a Camp Robber


P9251772 (Large)Sometimes if you make it to the put-in and have all your gear your doing pretty good. So Troy and I show up this morning at the put-in for the Cabarton Section on the Payette and he realizes that he has indeed brought two booties, but they are both left feet, and better yet, one is his size  8 and the other is his sisters size 6.  Ha, and he gave me a hard time our last trip to KWP whenI forget my helmet and became a spectator.

The Cabarton is one of my favorite runs and in September or early spring it is likely that you will not see anyone else on the river. There were no cars at the put-in and nobody at the take-out when we finished up -  Eleven miles of back country river to ourselves.

P9251777 (Large)At our lunch beach above WetSpot we had little chipmunk in my drybag trying to gets some of our cookies. Not a shy bone in his little body as our movement didn’t really seem to bother him, obviously having made out well during the summer as a beggar. We saw an osprey hit the water after a trout, always a spectacular site.

The flows are about 1070 right now, and this is as low as I’ve run it. Still good and fun, but watch out for shallow doming rocks :-D

Final Throwdown for 2010 for Idaho is this Saturday


P8061562 (Medium)We are headed to Cascade Idaho and Kelly’s Whitewater Park for our 8th and final Idaho Hometown Throwdown for 2010. This Saturday, September 11th, meet us at KWP. Rides will start at Noon. As always we will be drawing for lots of fun prizes after the event – so come show-off what you have learned this summer!

Thanks and hope to see you there!

Fundraiser for Kelly’s Whitewater Park is this Saturday


This Saturday, August 21st, is the concert/fund raiser for Kelly’s Whitewater Park in Donnelly, Idaho. You can get tickets HERE!

It’s a great time of year up in Long Valley, so come up and enjoy a day of paddling and music!

Don’t forget you can check out the park-cam HERE.

Idaho Hometown Throwdown #7 Is This Thursday


devin_sternIdaho Throwdown number 7 of 8 is going to be at the Gutter. This Thursday, August 19th, meet us in Horseshoe Bend. This will be our last TD at the Gutter for this season. Action begins at 6pm. As always we will be drawing for lots of fun prizes after the event.

Our last event will be at KWP in September, so only two more Throwdowns to go for Idaho!

Feel free to call me with any questions – 866-9429