On May 22, 2020 local paddlers Luke Cutler and Shawn McFarland manned a small raft down Fish Creek in Steamboat Springs, Colorado. This was the first R2 descent of this technical
Life with COVID-19 has changed daily life. But has it impacted paddlers and how they paddle?
Blog written by Matthew Klema #teambeer “The North Nahanni? That should be a nice float trip, are you bringing sea kayaks?” This exemplified the reaction upon informing other kayakers that we
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As many of us have been struggling with paddle fever as the snow continues to pile up, the general consensus has been: “it’s all gotta melt some time… and when it does, look out because it’s
It’s day 4 of our marathon sprint 7 day trip. Ice has been forming on my gear all day long, a stiff headwind is stinging my face and it is 6pm and dark, we have been paddling for 9 hours.
For those of us who live in places without year round paddling, September generally marks the end of the paddling season. Here in Colorado, the water slowly starts to dry up and kayakers are left
1. Vallecito Creek (Class V-V+, near Durango) In my few years of kayaking in Colorado, there is not a better run in the state. Vallecito has it all. It is a beautiful, remote, wilderness gorge,
All of this Gauley Fest talk has us spending time on Google, searching for the best old school vids that contain spicy yet nostalgic South Eastern creeking footage…We were in a tie between
These days there is a very cool phenomenon that happens around the kayaking scene every weekend. You get a text from one or two of your paddling bros, you make plans, show up at the put in, and