Mission Accomplished: The 24-Hour SUP World Record Interview W/ Ben Friberg

July 19, 2012
24 Hour SUP Distance World Record Interview with Ben Friberg I was reading the press release for the most recent SUP (stand up paddling) feat, which was accomplished by Ben Friberg. Inland SUP is an emerging sport; people  are constantly raising the bar in many different sub categories. Ben just broke the world record for… View Article

On the Road (part 1)

July 18, 2012
For two weeks I got to travel to Missoula, Montana and Cascade, Idaho. We left Salida and headed to Wyoming, where we surfed Lunch Counter. It was pretty insane! After a fun time there we headed to Missoula for the USAFK championship. When we first got there, we had to adjust to the fact that… View Article

Mini expedition warm-up

July 16, 2012
In the amazing guidebook to the rockies (WWSR) there is a section on the back of the book that has lists of check-offs, such as best after work runs, best hike in runs, most likely places to swim and expedition test pieces.   The list consists of the best 5 runs to test your expedition skills… View Article

Low water blues? Go Stand Up Paddling!

July 9, 2012
It has been a bleak year for h2o in Colorado and New Mexico. A lot of the classic runs never really had any run off to speak of. Never fear, SUP is here. Even with the low water, Stand Up Paddle Boarding is a total blast. If your running a class 2-3 drop, you will… View Article

2012 Nationals Training

July 6, 2012
I’ve been in Cascade, Idaho this week training for the 2012 National Championships.  The feature is a big and powerful hole that is hard to be quick and consistent.  I made this video to help my training.  Check it out and stay tuned for results.

Single day perfection?

July 2, 2012
Which is the best kayak run in the country?  As a creeking aficionado, names like the Clarks Fork Box of the Yellowstone, Upper Cherry Creek, Black Canyon of the Gunnison and the Perth River come to mind.  Other big water trips like the Grand Canyon of the Colorado or Middle Fork of the Salmon definitely… View Article

Some North Fork Of The Little Wind Pictures

June 27, 2012
         Here’s a few pictures from my recent trip down the North Fork of the Little Wind.  This run has some classic drops which are cleverly hidden within miles of heinous boulder mank.  Be leery of blogs that compare this run to Big Kimshew or Upper Cherry.  Still it was a good… View Article


June 22, 2012
So far, this summer, freestyle kayaking has taken me to many places including,  Green River Wyoming, BV, Lyons, and Salida Colorado. Even with low water conditions, it has been a lot of fun and tough competition. I’ve gotten to meet lots of new people and experienced a lot of different features.  The first competition was in Green River. There, we… View Article

Adam Barron SSV Creek scrape ‘n’ race 2012

June 10, 2012
Words by Kyle McCutchen Photos by Tina Swan A scorching hot 97 degree day melted away what was left of our plastic kayaks after we banged them down the Narrows section of South Saint Vrain Creek, just outside of Lyons, Colorado for the annual Lyons Outdoor Games’ Adam Barron Memorial Creek Race on Saturday, June… View Article

Stand Up Paddling on Gross Mountain Reservoir

May 31, 2012
Since Gross Mountain Reservoir opened it’s “doors” to Stand Up Paddling last summer, I’ve been enjoying the ability to get in a quick paddle on this awesome lake. It’s only a few minutes from my house, so it provides a great workout in a short time period. This weekend, I tried out one of our… View Article