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Hiking in sucks! How to build a kayak backpack system and a couple offun New Zealand rivers.

stunning Westport beach sunsetPaddling in remote locations is immensely rewarding. But, to do so without paying for a helicopter usually means super long shuttle drives or… hiking. The physical act of hiking with a boat sucks. Shoulders go numb, sides chafe, and its just plain awkward.…See More
Feb 10
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Helicopter shuttles are complicated, Upper Perth, New Zealand

Thump thump thumpthe approaching helicopter made its notable entrance, arcing through the amazing New Zealand backdrop of dense jungle and snow-caped peaks.Sophia Mulder, with a solid boof to finish a rather sieve infested rapid  Upper Perth, 2 day adventure, New Zealand style! from Chris Baer on…See More
Jan 13
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Upper Whitcombe, NZ

Another North American summer was coming to an end and the thoughts of warmer destinations were circling in my dreams: Where to go? For how long? Is there anything I need to get back to the states for? Any crazy remote missions? Political Nightmares? Work opportunities? Graeme Singleton hit me up, "Do you want to work in NZ for Eco Rafting? You'll get to go heli…See More
Dec 23, 2013
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2013 Race Season In Colorado

Crushing dreams, or offering a kayak hug? 8 Ball Kayak Race!Vail Mountain Gamesare always a heated event, a ton of world class paddlers converge on Colorado to start a competition circuit. The Mountain Games holds events ranging from rock climbing, mountain biking, fly fishing, dog jumping, and a few fun kayak events, including two distinctly different races.…See More
Nov 27, 2013
Taylor Cavin commented on Chris Baer's blog post The Forbidden Fruit
"Nice Chris, but I wish you didn't have to stress on the access. For scouting and portaging, I would hope you could assert that you are good within the high water mark, but not sure of MN navigation laws. Props to John for firing it up w a…"
Jun 14, 2013
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The Forbidden Fruit

Once upon a time in Minnesota, there was rumor of a creek that precariously meandered through the most arduous private property along Lake Superior's North Shore. That river is the Forbidden Fruit.John McConville on the big oneThe put-in for this creek is located on a small dirt road with friendly and humble residents. This year we were lucky enough to chat with some of the locals. The…See More
Jun 12, 2013
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Minnesota is COLD! But the rivers are RAGING!

another cold spring day on the North ShoreEarly season paddling in Minnesota started off with some flooding creeks. Temperatures in the Twin Cities jumped in early April, and the surrounding rivers flashed all at once. Mobilizing was unique, there are only a few kayakers based in the Twin Cities that really fall into the class V-caliber. Nonetheless, I was introduced to a hand full of…See More
May 19, 2013
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Another extremely committing canyon in Colombia, Rio Junambu

Joel Fedak enjoying the entry rapidsMy six-week trip to Colombia was quickly coming to a close and our team was in the southwestern corner of the country. It was going to take a solid three days of van, bus, and pick-up trucks rides to get back to Bogota and depart.such a huge…See More
Apr 4, 2013
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Deep in Guerrilla Territory, Rio Guabo and Guiza

 I have received some flack about this writeup, please understand this is MY interpretation of the situation. Everyone we meet in this area was exceedingly friendly, and I am hopeful to return to this amazing community.Jared Page enjoying Rio GuaboRisk assessment  Over the years I…See More
Mar 29, 2013
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Feb 4, 2013
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Rio "Blanco"

High water line on the "Cali" drop,The epitome of nervous anticipation, kayak an illegal canyon, with a very committing gorge, at high flows.The weather in Futaleufu…See More
Apr 4, 2012
Chris Baer and Kim Becker (Russell) are now friends
Nov 28, 2011
Chris Baer was featured
May 7, 2009

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2013 Race Season In Colorado

Posted on November 27, 2013 at 1:50am

The Forbidden Fruit

Once upon a time in Minnesota, there was rumor of a creek that precariously meandered through the most arduous private property along Lake Superior's North Shore. That river is the Forbidden Fruit.…

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Posted on June 11, 2013 at 6:36pm — 1 Comment

Minnesota is COLD! But the rivers are RAGING!

another cold spring day on the North Shore, Chris Baer, Minnesota Lake superior surf

another cold spring day on the North…

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Posted on May 19, 2013 at 11:04am

Another extremely committing canyon in Colombia, Rio Junambu

Joel Fedak enjoying the entry rapids, Chris Baer, colombia, junambu

Joel Fedak enjoying the entry…

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Posted on April 4, 2013 at 11:57am

Deep in Guerrilla Territory, Rio Guabo and Guiza

 

I have received some flack about this writeup, please understand this is MY interpretation of the situation. Everyone we meet in this area was exceedingly friendly, and I am hopeful to return to this amazing community.…

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Posted on March 27, 2013 at 11:37am

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