Sunday, October 21, 2007

80 degree Green-day


Low water Green runs are still super sweet.Craig Parks above going tube-in
From the infamous rock-420, looking up at SunshineJonathon West not getting hammered at the factorJoe Barkley launching in the runout

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Big Drew in the Tube
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Little Joe demonstrating the quick roll

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Big Hungry & the Summer 200

Its been 90 degrees (balls hot) lately here in the southeast, with many of the rivers about to dry up completely. Even the tubing is getting manky. So off to the green narrows last Sunday for a low summer 100 release. Once at the put-in we were told of 4 inches of rain the night before. I thought that explains the small creeks in peoples yards with grass all laid down in the flow. It was looking like I was going to get to pop my Green 2-hunge cherry, with a big hungry entrance. Not many photos cause things were moving a little fast, but here a few:Joe B going somewhat left.Top hole of Zwicks
Chiefs!

And then the camera died cause I hadn't been creeking in months, and the battery was not charged. Sorry, will make up for it next time.

Monday, August 06, 2007

Summer Photo Drop...














We recently returned from the Cispus River and will post some photos soon. The Cispus River is a late season Columbia Gorge classic. The Cispus River has been isolated this summer due to a massive landslide last winter that completly covered the road from Hood River. Last weekend a group discovered an ATV trail that bypasses the landslide, reducing the drive by about two hours each way. Props to Andy Maiser for locating the turn off. And now to the Summer Photo Drop.... Here are a few pictures from the past month on the Little White Salmon, WA. All photos contributed by Keel Brightman and Ryan Scott.

Friday, August 03, 2007

Old News.....New Edit



This picture is from one of the first documented expeditions into the Salmon River Gorge. this Picture was taken on the ridge below Frustration Falls in 1963. I recently found this picture and it seemd appropriate to introduce a new edit with an old picture.

So, out with the old and in with the new. Chris Korbulic has created a new edit from a trip down the Salmon River Gorge from earlier this summer. you can take a look Chris's new edit HERE

Sunday, July 29, 2007

Old News: Colorado Weddings & Rivers

I did not shoot allot of footy on this trip, but my peeps have been drillin' to see some of the action so here it is, better late right? The intention of the CO trip was the wedding of two of my bestest friends back in the WNC mountains. So after 20 miles of Arkansas river running and creative shuttling to avoid some flat water we returned to the Cabin for a backyard ceremony with some presidential action in the background. And yes the preacher got him some of that delicious keg beer after the ceremony which I personally poured for him, he also ran the shit in Ecuador last winter, cool hunh..Next 4 Clear Creek of the ArkNice photo by Joe Barkley
Some OBJ Video to come:



Monday, July 02, 2007

L-Dub 2.4



The Little White Salmon is begining to get really low, but we have still been getting out there and having a lot of fun. Ryan Scott, of CRG Video recently posted a short edit from the past few days. You can take a look at "LW 2.4" at www.crgvideo.blogspot.com.

ENJOY!

All Photos courtesy of CRG Video.


Monday, June 18, 2007

Tuesday, June 05, 2007

Salmon River Gorge



On the Back side of Mt Hood is one of Oregon's crown jewels. Though, the takeout is only about an hour from Hood river. Running the shuttle takes all of five hours, assuming you choose all of the correct unmarked forest service roads.

About an hour into our shuttle we made one of many "left or right" decisions. We choose to go right which ended up being wrong. The whole group was motivated and we had been clearing small brush off of the road for the entire trip, so when we saw a few trees had fallen in the road no one hesitated to solve the problem. We tied my truck up to the first tree while the rest of the group worked on building a bridge over the second tree. So, after we had pulled the first tree and driven over the second tree we continued down the road for another 20 minutes only to end up in a dead end. The road just ended. The whole time Ryan kept saying " I rember being here before, but I can't remember if rember this area because this is the way, or because I had made this mistake before."

We finnally found our way to the put in trail for the Salmon River and began gearing up to head into the gorge. We had a great group which included: Ryan Scott, Keel Brightman, Chris Korbulic, Jeff Hazboun, Chris Gabrielli, and EJ Etherington. We hiked two miles to the put along with an AP trail crew and local photographer Lana young (Check out www.lanayoung.com).

The Salmon River Gorge is a phenominal River gorge that is filled with waterfalls from the start until exiting Final Falls. I will not attempt to describe this area, because any attempt i make is sure to be filled with excessive adjetives that will only dillute the true nature of this incrediable gorge.

For full coverage check out:

http://www.crgkayaking.blogspot.com/

Pictures:(Above)Ryan Scott entering the micro gorge below Vanishing Falls. (Below)
Ryan taking a break for an interview before dropping into the gorge. Keel brightman setting down the landing gear on an unknow drop. Keel B. setting up safety deep in the pit, frustration falls. Final falls has three options: Keel steping off the lip. Chris G setting up for a rappel. Chris K. post descent of final falls.







Gone Fishin...




Last week Keel Brightman and I decided to do a little fishin. We were both fed up with the crowds (one guy was parked where we wanted to go fishin). So we decided to paddle down one of our favorite little brooks and see how the fishing was deep in the gorge. After running a few miles of contious whitewater we finnally arrived at the first small pool. We both landed nice size rainbow trouts on our second casts. We fished the river for about five hours and were surprised to discover how strong the fish were. After a while the sun retreated and so did the elusive Rainbow trout that we were hunting. Great day!


Pictures: Above: taking advantage of a small pool below the Equine hole. Below: Notice that sweet pool, Keel running Chimney Rapid. Keel, hunting below Turkey bone falls. All photos taken on the Big Black Chinook River.

Monday, April 23, 2007

The Real McKoy


McKoy Creek is just a few hours outside of Porland. Rob and i left hood river at the break of dawn after stopping by for a few bagels and a cup of joe. Departing from Hood River, we wouldn't have known when the sun rose due to the seasonal showers. Rob hydroplaned all the way to Portland where i locked my keys in my car in order to give him time to grab a new pair of snoes for his Civic. Around the time that the AAA man arrived we recieved workd that our first choice had flooded causing us to call an audible. So, we chose McKoy Creek. No one had ever been here, but it sounded like fun. And so, the adventure begins.....














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