Playboating on the Salween River
The Salween is one of the largest rivers in China, and one of the last free-flowing ones. I spent the spring living in the Salween Valley in Yunnan Province, China, working with Travis Winn and his company Last Descents River Expeditions.
We would raft the lower section with Chinese clients, but the
This local run, 15 minutes from my house, is called the Souadabscook. We just call it the Sow.
It’s mostly class II, III with a class IV falls near the end of the regular run. At one time there was a steep, stout fish ladder below the falls that some people would attempt to navigate in
I had a great time this weekend paddling on a couple of my local rivers for the annual Alabama Mountain Games. The weekend started off with a drive up to Short Creek Falls in Guntersville, Alabama. AMG’s signature event known as “Huck Fest” is held here every year off of the ~15 foot waterfall. In
While at the world freestyle championships I grabbed my camera and filmed some of the action and have put together a few of the ICF moves. Hopefully this project will explain, show and demystify the moves for all to understand. Here are a couple with more to follow soon.
Thanks to EJ,
We all have those little local waves and holes that we tend to take for granted. Only a lucky few are fortunate enough to have a world class playspots accessible for after work sessions. Most of us work during the week and have to save the good spots for the weekends, but it
It has been 60 degrees and sunny in Reno the past couple weeks. I even caught myself in shorts and t-shirt having a little picnic in the park. Life has been pretty good in the land of sunshine and unicorns.
The only HUGE problem – IT’S JANUARY!!! We should have freezing temps and
Looking back at the 2013 season, the most remarkable thing was the Twave.
I was driving across the bridge in March and could see this wave on the Stillwater River, you could tell the wave had huge eddies, big foam pile but was it deep? Retentive? I immediately called Peter Latallie and we went to investigate.
We are in Hurley, UK right now with a lot of the European team members to end up the season with one of the best event we have. the Hurley Classic is one of the oldest competition still organized in freestyle, in UK it’s an institution! All the British scene is very excited to receive
I put this together while traveling from USA to Austria. Looking forward to making the July-December video!