Tag Archives: kayaking

The Jervis Expedition: Three weeks of kayak-accessed mountaineering

I know this is kind of a big deal to say, but I have to call it as I see it right now: I’m not convinced we can pull off the eastern half of this route. I don’t think it … Continue reading

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Indian Arm Kayaking 2016

I rolled out of bed on Saturday morning with my first thought being of the weather. I quickly go online and saw a “mixture of sun and clouds”. As good as it sounds, I know that I live in Raincouver and that … Continue reading

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Southern Rockies Whitewater Triple Crown: Daisy/Slate/East

Welcome to Crested Butte, Colorado: In spring, the snow melt makes some of the best kayaking in the world. It lasts about a month, then it’s dry. The runs here are steep and high up, cutting through slate out of … Continue reading

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New Year Fiasco in Kootenay. Part 2

Do you know that feeling when you first get up in the morning and for several seconds have no idea where you are or how you got there? I had this same feeling that morning just before I completely woke … Continue reading

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Kayaking Copper Creek

A few days after the Hagen debacle, Rose and I went to Southern Washington’s Copper creek, which Patrick from Portland was nice enough to show us down. This is a short and mellow class IV with a couple of easier … Continue reading

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Valentine’s + Whitewater

Whitewater is under-represented in VOC. Hopefully this will change. A few of us are devoted to it. Nobody really talks about it. I don’t even know if anyone is interested in it. There aren’t really any trip reports. This is … Continue reading

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Team Bad Idea Doesn’t Give Up – The Return to Mount Churchill

Written by Dmitri Oguz and Marcin Mirski “ROCK!!!” Dmitri heard Marcin’s shout and looked up to see two potato-sized rocks coming down, quickly ducking below the overhang beside him. Not close enough to be scary, but close enough to hear … Continue reading

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Indian Arm – Sept. 27-28

Paddling Indian Arm: A Study Break There is only one good reason to wake up before sunrise on a Saturday and it is to go kayaking. I drag myself out of bed as the alarm drills it’s way into my … Continue reading

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Beacon amidst Destruction(Kayaking)

Some destinations have a way of sticking in your head until you finally get there. I first saw Destruction Island on a road trip through Washington a couple years back and meant to go back and paddle there ever since. … Continue reading

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Cold Dark and Awesome-Deception Pass Dash 2013

“Dude,you’re nuts” said my boss when I mentioned that I’ll be racing in this year’s Deception Pass Dash. With the recent cold spell and temperatures into the -5 range and lower, when the only paddling I normally do is at … Continue reading

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