Tag Archives: Oregon
Marion and the Sundance Kayak School Team

Sundance Story: Marion Franck

Marion Franck, columnist at The  Davis Enterprise, shared her Sundance story from 20+ years ago.  After recently paddling with Marion, I asked if I could share her story with the all of you. So with that… here it is! REUNION REMINDS ME HOW I BECAME A KAYAKER By Marion Franck Davis Enterprise August 7, 2011…

Comments Off on Sundance Story: Marion Franck Continue Reading →
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…

Comments Off on J.R. Explored Baldface Creek Continue Reading →
Cade Hertz running Diamond Creek Falls. Photo: Barefoot Brad Camden

Smith River: Exploring The North Fork

Did you know the Smith River is the largest free-flowing river in California? This rare gem is a kayakers paradise with 3 runnable forks. From Class 1 to Class 5, the Smith has it all. Even though the Smith is protected under the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act, it’s headwaters in Oregon remain unprotected. Team…

Comments Off on Smith River: Exploring The North Fork Continue Reading →
Mule Creek Canyon on the Rogue River

Rogue Kayaking Familiarization Trip 2012

Dates: June 7th – 11th (4 Days) Price: $795 ($295 for Industry Professionals) Includes: Shuttle, All Equipment, Food, and a One Night Stay at the Riverhouse Lodge   Ever wonder what makes the Rogue River so perfect for kayak instruction? At Sundance Kayak School we’ve known the secret for many years. In fact, this is…

Comments Off on Rogue Kayaking Familiarization Trip 2012 Continue Reading →
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…

Comments Off on North Fork of the Washougal Continue Reading →

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…

Comments Off on Kayaking the West Fork of the Hood River Continue Reading →

Paddleboarding Makes Uncommon River Sections Prime Destinations

Spring has sprung here in the Pacific Northwest, and all this sunshine has given me the first bit of color on my yearly Chaco tan. It has also reminded me why I am so lucky to get to work outside in the summertime! You can feel the energy in the air as Portland’s cooped up…

Comments Off on Paddleboarding Makes Uncommon River Sections Prime Destinations Continue Reading →

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…

Comments Off on Showdown on the Sandy River Continue Reading →

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…

Comments Off on Upper Josephine Creek Trip Report Continue Reading →