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Meet the CKS Squad Part 1: Boyd Ruppelt and Samantha Brunner

January 16, 2007
This is Part 1 of a Series of posts that introduces the members of the 2007 CKS Squad. Icluded in each section is the squad member’s Bio and a brief photographic Trip Report of their Top 3 days on the river during the 2006 season. (photo by: Samantha Brunner) Personal Biography Name: Boyd Ruppelt Birthdate:… View Article

Samantha Brunner: Bio and Top Three Paddling Days of the 2006 season!

January 14, 2007
Samantha Brunner photo by: Boyd Ruppelt Name: Samantha BrunnerBirthdate: 03/24/1987Hometown: Memphis, Tn Currently Resides in: Memphis, TnWork: Student at the University of Memphis and a physical therapy techYears Paddling: 4Top 3 Rivers: Oh Be Joyful Creek, Daisy Creek, and the Cascades of the Nantahala The Perfect Vacation is: Spending more time creeking in Colorado Hobbies… View Article

Rio Salto en Mexico

January 6, 2007
A Photo report from the Rio Salto en Mexico. The crew this day was Atom, Marjo, Ross, Naomi and Sean. What a great fun run. Loading boats from camp. photo/Atomkicking it while Ross walks the shuttle. photo/Atom The seal launch in. scouting the first drop, a sticky hole before the first falls. photo/Sean Atom running… View Article

It just keeps getting better

December 14, 2006
Well as we plunge head first into witer here in colorado, the long awaited ski season is here!!!!! Over the past weekend BT and I climbed to the top of MT. Owen and had an amazing weekend skiing from the top two times. Only once did we get shut down becasue of weather. Hope everybody… View Article

Sampson’s Southeastern Update

November 30, 2006
Carolina Sunset, photo: Bryan Owen It’s been super cool to be back home in the Southeast and to be spending some time on the river as the winter months approach. Although the Green hasn’t been running too much this month because of generator work, we’ve been taking advantage of some local rain. After arriving in… View Article

Buena Vista Whitewater Park Upgraded

November 19, 2006
BV’s new lower hole at the South Main River Park. New ramp and hang out zone is ready for warmer days. So we have waited a long time here in Buena Vista Colorado for our shot at having a killer play park for locals and tourists to enjoy. Well the time has come. As of… View Article

Records being set in the NW

November 17, 2006
Not much to say and not much time to say it in, but thought I would put up a quick update. Its been quite wet up here in the NW as of lately. After a beautiful and sunny October, November came in with the beautiful high pressure and some of the driest air on record… View Article

It may not be kayaking, but its close!

Today the water might have been frozen, but the jibs in the tree were off the hook. Waking up early to cut apart a burn and a m3 to make a sled to transport our 16 foot rail up to the high country. After a gruling snowmobile ride to the rail already set up we… View Article

Something south for everyone

November 14, 2006
This is the time of year that folks start digging out the ski gear. It is starting to get cold and the local rivers and creeks have started to go into hibernation. A few runs like Gore, baileys, shoshone and the upper box are still flowing, but ski mode is in the air. When this… View Article

Don Earl’s Day Off

November 13, 2006
So, it is November in the Colorado high country and winter should be here, any day……. right? Well last week it was 70 F. and no clouds and no wind and no snow to ski on. I planned to work all day till 2 friends, John and Joel called to go paddle. It took me… View Article