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Kim Russell (previously Becker)'s Blog Posts Tagged 'kokatat' (5)

The Crooked River is IN!

The Crooked River is one of those rivers that typically only runs for one week each year, if that. This year hasn't been an exceptionally great winter, so we were all more than a little surprised to look at the gauges and see the Crooked was running.

The put-in above Smith Rock (Photo from American…


Added by Kim Russell (previously Becker) on April 26, 2010 at 8:54pm — No Comments

2010 Northwest Creeking Competition

This past weekend was the 2010 Northwest Creeking Competition on the East Fork of the Lewis in South-eastern Washington.

Typically, this event takes place on nearby Canyon Creek, Washington, but due to a massive logjam a couple of years ago, the race was moved to the more-friendly, EF Lewis River, about a half hour away. …


Added by Kim Russell (previously Becker) on April 12, 2010 at 9:00pm — 2 Comments

How to: The Boof

The Boof is one of the most important things to have in your bag of tricks as a kayaker. It can be used in almost any situation, but in general is a maneuver used when going off a drop or through a rapid, if you want to keep your bow up to go over something your bow would typically go under.

There are three main things to consider when boofing: Approach, Stroke and Body Position, and the Landing.…


Added by Kim Russell (previously Becker) on April 5, 2010 at 12:16pm — 1 Comment

Lake Creek, Oregon

March means most rivers in the Willamette Valley are done for in regards to rain, and we have to wait on snow-melt for water. This past weekend, however, we got an unexpected dump which brought the infamous Lake Creek up over 3 ft overnight. It is rare that this river is in past February, so a huge group of us rallied from Eugene to some of the best play features in Oregon.


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Added by Kim Russell (previously Becker) on March 15, 2010 at 2:27pm — No Comments

Redsides in February!

As we all know, the Northwest is in need of some serious rain. Things are not looking to good for spring runoff.

On the flip side, however, we are fortunate to have so little water that some of the Eugene's summertime play features have come in. This last weekend, Jesse and I made it out to the famous "Redsides," a wave home to the 99' West Coast Team Trials many years… Continue

Added by Kim Russell (previously Becker) on March 5, 2010 at 2:27pm — 3 Comments

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