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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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Fun Kayak School on Rogue River with Sundance Kayak School

Year in Review: 2012

2012 was a pivotal year in the rebuilding of Sundance Kayak Schools. Our goal is always to run the best kayak instruction courses in the world, but we also did some great exploratory trips and training with our instructors. We started out the paddling season with a kayak trip on the Smith River and an…

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Condit Dam Removal slated for October 2011

It’s not often that you get to personally witness the nation’s tallest dam being removed. It’s even less often that you have the chance to watch a river reform after removal. Residents of White Salmon and Hood River will soon get to be in both unique positions as the Condit Dam on the White Salmon…

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Upper Josephine Creek Trip Report

Spring time in the Kalmiopsis of Southern Oregon is a magical thing. These dynamic coastal mountains are teeming with unique flora and fauna and the pristine watersheds found within them have long been the focus of local boaters such as myself. With a warm spring rain starting to fall, I abandoned plans to run the…

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Upper Josephine Creek Trip Report

Spring time in the Kalmiopsis of Southern Oregon is a magical thing. These dynamic coastal mountains are teeming with unique flora and fauna and the pristine watersheds found within them have long been the focus of local boaters such as myself. With a warm spring rain starting to fall, I abandoned plans to run the…

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