I decided this Christmas would not be a white one for me. I'd been wanting to come to Chile for the past few years, and this year seemed to be the perfect time to go with so many buddies on the same plan.
The Villarica Volcano sits overlooking the town of Pucon:
Yesterday, X-mas day, 12 solid boaters met for a delicious breakfast at the vegetarian wi-fi hostel/restaurant Ecole in… Continue
Well, whatever you celebrate around this time of year, there is that universal celebration of the New Year around the corner, so here are some thoughts looking forward to the next decade. I'm not preaching depriving yourself of vices, just enjoying the life-enhancing activity of running rivers. These suggestions could better yourself, your friends and the environment. Who knows? Maybe these are not even separate things. I promise to practice them.
Here's a short video I just whipped up featuring some downriver freestyle on the New River Gorge at 5ft and the Lower Gauley around 1600cfs. Fayetteville, WV is THE place to playboat in N. America year-round. As I am writing this blog post the Dries are an incredible 55,000cfs, more on that later. The New and Gauley have such large drainages that they literally always have enough water to boat. At the different levels there are a myriad of cool spots to surf, kickflip, and macho move on the 35… Continue
After our adventure down the Rio Roosevelt came to an end two days ago, we found ourselves in the town of Porto Velho for one last scare with Amazonian rivers. This time, not because of the jungle, but because of the GIGANTIC whitewater on the rapids of Cachoeira de Teotônio (Teotônio Waterfall). We plan to run the rapids as one of the first and last descents they will ever see.
The falls are on the Rio Madeira — the longest and the… Continue
Added by Trip Jennings on December 9, 2009 at 7:01pm —
OK, I can't give away the ending, I think that National Geographic Television would ex-communicate me if I did, but here's a pretty cool update with photos and all:
On Nov. 27, the Epicocity Project joined up with a team of scientists to descend the remote River of Doubt in southwestern Brazil. Our mission — to catch some of the huge fish that Teddy Roosevelt first described during his exploration of this Amazon tributary in 1914.…
I was going through a few clips I shot in Colorado this summer and came across a few of Jonny Meyers looping the Project 54cx in the Salida hole. This was Jon's first time in the cx and...well he like it! Check out a couple of his big loops in the video.
It's been raining like crazy this fall on the east coast, and the river levels have been epic! The redesigned Diesel 70 and 80 have been my tools for getting down WV class 5 lately. Here's a short vid Kelsey put together of some footage from WV and Nova Scotia this past spring,… Continue
The fall has been awesome in New England! We've had a bunch of rain and the temps have been in the 50's. I've paddled a bunch of new rivers in NH and MA this fall. There are so many amazing rivers in New England it's so hard to choose which to paddle when so many are running at the same time. My Diesel 70 has been getting a lot of use!
I also have been doing a lot of flat water training in my slalom boat. I figure instead of running to stay in shape I'll paddle flat water to stay in… Continue
Tanya Faux shows up in Outer Edge this month for her assistance in stopping mining activity in the North Kimberley / Mitchell plateau region in Australia is a last refuge for wildlife and an understudied region where new species are being discovered all the time,
Read more about this exciting decision over at their website.
Norwegian-owned aluminium corporation Norsk-Hydro has confirmed at a meeting with the Wilderness… Continue
Added by Webmaster on December 2, 2009 at 10:00am —