When winter came to a close in California there was a lot of talk about how dreary the snowpack looked. However, the Northern Sierras seem to get a good amount of precipitation through spring most years, and this year was no different. A couple … Read More →
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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 from. It is such a cool feeling not knowing what is about to happen. What is around the next corner. … Read More →
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 Kern River Festival. The day after the Brush Creek race was plans to get on Upper Brush Creek. There have … Read More →
The Kern River Festival has been running annually for 47 year now. It has many different races that include paddling self-made crafts down class II whitewater to dropping a series of waterfalls on Brush Creek. Brush Creek is one of my favorite runs for the … Read More →
A stunning Class V adventure from January 2011! One of my favorite California runs yet, check out the HD Video!
The South Fork of the Yuba river has a wide variety of whitewater for every type of paddler. This is a proven training ground for stepping up your kayaking game. However its window of opportunity is quite small. If it’s running while you are in … Read More →
This December I have been playing on the Yuba with a break day to play on the American River. The North Fork American exploded with 9,000 raging down the middle, and 11 down the north. We put on at the confluence with around 21,000 in … Read More →