We were having lunch at Marshall Gold Discovery State Park last week, in the middle of an Upper South Fork American rafting trip, when the father of the family on my boat that day asked me, “So is this place kind of boring for you because you also guide on more challenging rivers?” I had […]
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One of the best things about working for All Outdoors is the fact that within just two weekends, you can raft the North Stanislaus, the South Fork of the American, the Kaweah, and the Tuolumne River. You can go from high elevation technical rafting through towering trees and boulders, to the golden rolling hills of […]
This is not a story, river news, nor guide bio.Â Just a quick note to say thanks to those of you who have posted comments toÂ different articlesÂ on this blog, and an invitation to the rest of you to do the same!Â This blog is meant to be a place where people can share […]
Although sometimes hard to find, there are a few places on the web for California boaters to go and share ideas, latest runs, flows, gear reviews, etc. One of those places is boof.com, whose boater’s forum actually gets posted on almost daily. Reading through threads from this last month, I happened upon one titled: “My […]
The Wave: Unbelievable power and beauty… surfers face a 40 foot drop after paddling over the lip of this wave, dubbed the most inticing and dangerous of big wave rides. A River To Challenge It?
It’s finally here folks! For a long time now we’ve been able to enjoy sports such as football and soccer using only our hands, a controller and a television. They even brought snowboarding and skiing into the comfort of our living-rooms. And now… we finally have a whitewater rafting video game!!
I’m not what one would call an artist, nor do I know very much about art in general. I sometimes find it hard to understand the complexity imbedded in a solid line painted next to a circle. So when I first heard about an artist’s plans to cover a major stretch of the Arkansas River […]
I blame river guiding for my coffee addiction. Sleep gets pushed aside as a non-priority when there’s fun people to sit around doing nothing with at night and gear to do in the morning. At first I was disturbed when I realized that my headaches two mornings in a row were because I didn’t have […]
An article in the Desert Sun written on Dec 9, 2005 titled “Many Decide To Give The Gift of Green” tells of the latest trend in gift-giving towards experiential, rather than tangible gifts. (Link to Article) Toward the end of the article, a marketing consultant is quoted as explaining this phenomenon as a “breakdown of […]
Two mornings ago it became official: my little teal saturn sedan is dead. It’s finished, unfixable, will probably never run again. Before getting too sad for me, know that I am a little relieved to finally be rid of this car. So now I’m on the search for a new car. My priorities in this […]