Brush Creek R4 Descent!


This year on the Kern River was amazing, as I’m sure you will see in many of the photos I have uploaded. This trip down […]

Grand Canyon – 2013 – 27 Day Trip

Jed and Austin eplore the magical depths of National Canyon

Where to start!? This winter has been really fabulous for me, in December I was invited on a 10 day self support kayak trip down […]

Grand Canyon – Self Support Kayak 10 Days

elves chasm

In December of 2012 I was fortunate enough to be invited on a 10 day self support kayaking trip down the Grand Canyon of the […]

2012 Reflections

Austin Nickell on Deadwood Creek Falls. Photo by Sasha Coben

Wow 2012. This year seemingly flew by. I boated a little less this year than I have in the past 6 years. I most recently […]

Northern Sierra Spring 2012

Austin Nickell on Deadwood Creek. Shot by Will Pruett

  When winter came to a close in California there was a lot of talk about how dreary the snowpack looked. However, the Northern Sierras […]

Video Updates!

Pete DeLosa finnishing up a lower flow Tobin run on the N.F. Feather (photo:Austin Nickell)

The following are my recent video updates, I have been posting them else where, with little write-ups along side.  It has finally started to precipitate […]

3D Video Posts!

Casper my dog getting ready to watch the 3D movie!

This post is dedicated to 3D images and videos I have created. If you enjoy them please share them! This film looks better in HD. […]

San Joaquin and South Fork Feather

Austin Nickell gets his boof on Tied for First. p. Andrew Pernicano

The personal first descent. Ones first journey down a run. This is where the saying of “you only get to run something blind once” comes […]

Feather Fest 2011

nf feather lobin eddy

So far the Fall season in California has been incredible. I love this place so much, from the people who share this appreciation, to the […]

Summer Update


With a summer such as this one every day encouraged a new story making it difficult to pick a place to begin. I jumped at […]

Dinkey Creek Canyoneering


Dinkey Creek is a phenomenal place to be. It is a true taste of California with that classic High Sierra granite and beautiful waterfalls. Having […]

The South Fork of the Middle Tule, Class V

Austin Nickell on the Upper Tule Falls of the South Fork Middle Tule, photo Eric Giddens

I could not have been more excited to get on this run. I had been looking at it since I was able to get on […]

South Fork of the Kaweah, Class V

Austin Nickell on an Upper South Fork Kaweah slide. photo Eric Giddens

So far this season I have had the opportunity to go to the South Fork of the Kaweah twice. Once with high hopes of running […]

The Middle Fork of the Tule, Class V

A good rapid on the Middle Tule. Screen Grab- Austin Nickell

The Tule river is one drainage over from the Kern. It lies right in between the Kern and Kaweah drainage’s and has really loving characteristics […]

Lower North Fork Kaweah

Spencer Josif on Cherry Falls, Lower North Fork Kaweah, Photo by Austin Nickell

In attempts to continue pushing myself I have been exploring as much of my backyard as possible. Having the pleasure of living on the Kaweah […]

Upper Brush Creek

Second Big Drop, Photo by Darin McQuoid

Upper Brush Creek, Class V This year I was able to get into Upper Brush Creek. Quite a few friends were in town for the […]