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Uganda 2012 Round 2!

In 2012 I have been fortunate enough to make two trips to Uganda, once in January/ February and again in November/ December.  Whilst the trips where both to the same place they were both very different in nature.

Uganda is renowned to be the perfect playboater’s winter retreat, far away…

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Added by George Younger on January 24, 2013 at 5:18pm — 1 Comment

Help Protect the Hood River Confluence

The merging of two rivers is always an auspicious place for rafters and kayakers, and one of my favorite confluences is that of the East and West Forks of the Hood River. Not only is this a beautiful place to go for a swim on a hot day, but it also serves as the put-in and take-out for several great whitewater runs.…

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Added by Kim Russell (previously Becker) on October 3, 2012 at 12:30am — No Comments

WCU Demo Days

Last year was the first year I attended the Western Carolina University Demo Days, and I was pretty happy with the laid back atmosphere and the emphasis on participation. For those who have never been, Base Camp Cullowhee, which is Western Carolina's outdoor pursuits program, hosts a large demo every spring at the…

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Added by Chris Wing on March 19, 2012 at 8:00pm — No Comments

NZ Extreme Race Series - Kaituna & Wairoa races

2012 Wairoa Xtreme Race

New Zealand, or Okere Falls, NZ if you really wanted to narrow it down, has, over the past 5-8 years produced some of the World's fastest kayakers. If you've ever been to the kaituna river, or participated in any event in…

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Added by Tyler Fox on February 21, 2012 at 3:27am — No Comments

The Folly of Reaching for Perfect

I have been out teaching a lot lately and sometimes ideas crop up for articles, I was sitting in an eddy recently and giving some feedback and it surprises me the pressure paddlers will put on themselves to strive for perfection. Honestly, I think it is pretty rare to achieve perfection... read more on …

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Added by Chris Wing on February 19, 2012 at 10:00pm — No Comments

WaveSport Project X at work: NOC hole, Pigeon River

 What an awesome boat! Its a great all around boat, amazing at down river, and especially at what its made for: FREESTYLE. Ive made few recent trips over to the Peigeon river in western North Carolina, and while the river isn't exactly known for quality playspots, there is… Continue

Added by charlie simmons on August 25, 2011 at 11:33am — No Comments

Spring/Summer Photo Update.....looky here!

Since the spring has hit it has been a busy paddling season, and it continues to be so now into summer. Between working on the river plus the great fortune of…
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Added by charlie simmons on June 21, 2011 at 8:20pm — No Comments

The Chronicles of Gnarnia - Top 5 Green Race Crashes

The Chronicles of Gnarnia is here to save the day. Are you tired of how hardcore all of these webcast and paddling porn videos have become? Are you sick of superhero pirate music blaring every time someone drops over a waterfall? Not to mention all of that rap music. Every…

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Added by Chris Wing on January 19, 2011 at 9:00pm — 2 Comments

2010 Green Race Review

(above)A Great shot from Creeking.info of me on Gorilla during this years race. Thanks guys! …

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Added by charlie simmons on November 15, 2010 at 2:19pm — No Comments

12 days to go.....2010 Green River Narrows Race!

(Gorilla/long boat 10/23/10, charlie simmons)
Big thanks to my…
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Added by charlie simmons on October 25, 2010 at 11:40am — No Comments

19 days and Counting.......Green River Narrows Race!

Saturday November 6th 2010; marks the day. The Green River Narrows Race is one of the worlds most extreme kayak races, and this year is the 15th annual race. There are several categories in which racers will sign up; Kayak (long…
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Added by charlie simmons on October 18, 2010 at 11:59am — No Comments

Good Times; Good Lines

Its going down soon, with rainfall and autumn kicking in up here in North Carolina the steeps are sure to be great soon! Mmm Mmm looks tastey!

Makira loves to go squirt boating!…

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Added by charlie simmons on September 30, 2010 at 11:15am — No Comments

CURRENTS - Episode 6 - The Kimberley, Australia



This past winter I was fortunate enough to join an international group of 11 paddlers, to complete a 22 day expedition down Australia's largest river system, the Fitzroy River and its main tributaries. The Goal of our trip was to explore and document this regions vast and secluded beauty, rich cultural heritage and environment importance. Our hope is that by showcasing this areas values and the problems that are threatening it we will be able to create some awareness, and in turn gain… Continue

Added by Tyler Fox on September 16, 2010 at 8:00am — No Comments

More Kimberley Adventures

Nightlife on the Fitzroy River – Photo Lachie




So there we were, 3 days on the river, we had found a couple amazing camp sites, paddled some sweet rapids, it was…

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Added by Tyler Fox on August 5, 2010 at 10:28am — 2 Comments

Kimberley Expedition on the Fitzroy River - Australia





The Kimberley Crew – Timmy Flowers, Max Davidson, Anthony Yap, Soph Christoe, Jessie James, Adrienne Levkenect, Lachie Carracher,

Ashley Courtney, Louise Urwin, Sean Boz, Tyler Fox…



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Added by Tyler Fox on July 17, 2010 at 7:30pm — No Comments

A New Meca for whitewater !!





Getting to the goods in the Saguenay can take a bit of work. Photo – Tyler Fox





The Saguenay Area is slowly but surely becoming a Whitewater Meca and it is easy to see why, for instance, just look

at its heart the city of Chicoutimi. There…

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Added by Tyler Fox on June 23, 2010 at 5:59pm — 1 Comment

Chicoutimi's Greatest - The Valin River



Nothing better then a solid crew of Friends – Photo Tyler Fox





Chicoutimi is a thriving city located in the heart of the Saguenay Region. It has been our paddling destination for the past two spring seasons, while here in Quebec, for a couple reasons;…

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Added by Tyler Fox on June 19, 2010 at 6:06pm — No Comments

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…

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

Kayak Little River Canyon- "Suicide Section"

Kayak Little River Canyon - "Suicide Section" from charlie simmons on Vimeo.

http://vimeo.com/9358677







Danny Flynt, Charlie Simmons, and Charlie Mix....

kayaking Little River Canyon- Suicide Section rapid by rapid

Filmed…
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Added by charlie simmons on February 10, 2010 at 7:30pm — 2 Comments

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