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Chetco River – Trip Report

I’ve always considered the Illinois to be the big brother of the Rogue. Last month, I discovered their little sister – The Chetco. This gem of a river is definitely feminine – it’s deeply beautiful and graceful. Crystal clear, emerald green water slips slowly downstream and through a gorgeous environment filled with a plethora of…

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Green Point Creek Trip Report

This last weekend we kayaked the seldom run Green Point Creek, a small tributary of the West Fork of the Hood River. We’ve been paddling the West Fork a couple times a week and each time we pass by Green Point Creek we look up at the final rapid and consider paddling it. This Memorial…

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Review of Keen’s new Gorge Boot

About six months ago, I started to notice local kayakers sporting a new kayaking boot made by Keen. When I asked what it was, I was told it was the new “Gorge Boot” designed by a kayaker in the Columbia Gorge. They all seemed to love it and said that it worked great on wet…

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Kayaking the West Fork of the Hood River

I typically work from 9 to 5 here at the Sundance office. Preparing for the season takes a lot of work. Luckily our office is minutes away from some great rivers to kayak. Close enough I can grab a few hours on the water after a day at the office. Lately, my favorite place to…

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Showdown on the Sandy River

Yesterday I participated in the Sandy River Showdown, an adventure race on Oregon’s Sandy River. The race was a 7 mile kayak/cataraft paddle race followed by a 4 mile trail run. Although it was grueling it was also beautiful and rewarding. After the adventure race, there was a demonstration Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP) race through…

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Zach reviews the Double D Drysuit

I tried out Immersion Research’s Double D Drysuit this winter after 10 years of paddling with a Kokotat Meridian drysuit. I loved my Kokatat suit, so it was a big change to try something new, but I am so glad I did! The first thing I noticed was the zipper. When you put this suit…

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Playing around Just 4Fun – a Review of the Jackson 4Fun kayak

Let me start off by saying that I love this boat. The Jackson 4Fun is one of those boats that fits me like a glove and feels like an extension of my body. I’ve been paddling it all winter on different sections of the Hood River and White Salmon River at a variety of flows….

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4th Annual Upper Klamath River Festival

The 4th Annual Upper River Festival is part of the Western Whitewater Championship Series (endorsed by the United States Rafting Association) and hosted by the Oregon Rafting Team. Join the fun on Saturday, April 9th and Sunday, April 10th! For more information click here.

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Beginner Kayak Schools

For 2011, we’re offering an eight-day beginner/intermediate kayak school on the Rogue River. This is a great way to introduce yourself to the sport of whitewater kayaking and relax as you journey down the Rogue River. The first three days will be spent learning the basics of whitewater kayaking, complete with classroom sessions and plenty…

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