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kayakers at the Carter Creek, the put-in for the Wild and Scenic Chetco River

Chetco River Trip Report

The Chetco River flows from the heart of the Kalmiopsis Wilderness. It is most famously known for it’s clear as glass water clarity and scenic river canyon. It’s most commonly done in inflatable kayaks at low (less than 1,000 cfs) flows. It is quickly capturing the attention of whitewater kayakers and is a wilderness expedition…

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JR Weir & Dan Menten hiking into Baldface Creek

J.R. Explored Baldface Creek

In the far Northwest corner of California, the Smith River flows crystal clear through the heart of the Redwood country and is one of the “crown jewels” of the Wild and Scenic River system.  Breathtakingly beautiful, this is California’s only undammed, free-flowing river.  The river system is entirely protected in California, but some of this…

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JR Weir & Lori Turbes Sundance Kayak School Owners

Sundance Kayak School: Year In Review

2013 was an exciting year at Sundance!  We had an amazing year filled with new adventures and class offerings, combined with an extended teaching season.  We met many incredible people, saw some old friends and watched beginner kayakers “catch the whitewater bug”.  Here are just a few of the highlights: ACA Instructor Certification Classes JR…

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J.R. Chasing a Boat Downstream

Little Klickitat Trip Report

The Little Klickitat River flows out of the desert about 30 miles east of White Salmon in the Columbia River Gorge. It is one of those special runs that only comes in maybe one day a year during extreme high water, and when it’s in, it’s on! Zach Collier and I, from Team Sundance, met…

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Beautiful Water at Put-In for the North Fork of the Washougal

North Fork of the Washougal

Yesterday J.R. and I were excited to see a new section of river so we headed out to Washington’s Washougal River. Flows were a little low, but we really wanted to do some creeking and decided to check out the North Fork of the Washougal. We were immediately impressed with this beautiful canyon and the…

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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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Northwest Creeking Competition 2011

Join kayaking enthusiasts from Oregon and Washington at the annual Northwest Creeking Competition on April 16th and 17th. Pre-registration can be completed until April 14th or on the day of the event. Click for more details.

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