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Paddling Class in McCall, Idaho with Devon Barker


2008
07.14

Paddle Strokes, Water Safety, Rolling and Bracing! Instructor- Devon Barker- member of US Kayak Team Dates: August 2- Womens Clinic 5pm to 7:30 pm August 3 Kids Camp

10:30 am to 12:30 pm Introduction to Paddling Strokes andamp; Concepts

1pm to 3pm Rolling and Bracing *Prior paddling experience needed or the Introduction to Paddling Strokes andamp; Concepts

Location- Backwoods Adventures on Payette Lake, North Beach, McCall, ID
Cost- $50 for each session

Instruction will include paddle strokes, water safety, andamp; rolling and bracing technique for beginner to advanced levels. Kayak equipment provided as needed.

Contact Information- 208.634.5750 or 208.469.9067 or
ariana100999@frontiernet.net

Private lessons are available upon request

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


2007
10.03

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.”