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Thursday, April 16, 2015

Green River Shenanigans

I got to run the Lower Green River Gorge two weeks ago. The first and last time I'd run this before there were massive icicles, everything was frozen, and sun hardly touched the river. BRRR. This was much nicer. When I'm not concentrating on my body temperature this is one of the more beautiful runs I've ever done. I took my whitewater canoe, but I think I'll get to test out the Jackson Karma here next week. Can't wait!
Paradise Wave.
Green everywhere!
Last time that wall was a giant ice sheet.
The group floating through one of the canyons.
Running 3rd Drop.
Mike leading the way.
Snack & Stretch below the Clay Wall.
Me surfing Hole in the Wall.
David testing out his "new" Necky Jive.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Snoqualmie River Canoeing

Leslie and I took Bri down the Club Stretch of the Snoqualmie River, for her first whitewater experience. She and I were tandem in a canoe, and she did awesome. On Monday, we went and saw Pete McBride, a National Geographic Explorer, present on the ongoing water crises in the American Southwest, and now she wants to canoe the Grand Canyon with me! Wahoo!
Looking back up the rapid.
Enjoying the view.
Lining ourselves up for the last drop.

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Landsburg Slalom Gates

I tried out the 2015 Jackson Karma for the first time running gates on the Cedar River Slalom course. It was my first time on the Cedar and the boat was a good time. A big, high volume creeker that carved and planed surfed quite well. I'm looking forward to next time already- hopefully on something with a bit more volume and elevation change!

Monday, April 13, 2015

Surfing Double at Skooks

Can it be time to go back yet?

My schedule hasn't worked out to make it back to Sechelt yet this year- hoping for May!

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

4 * Canoe Assessment

Yet again, Steve Macdonald of Beyond Adventure came through and got a BCU 4* Open Canoe Assessment set up while I was over.  Claire Knifton and Giles Trussell were our assessors, and I attempted the award with Lou, from Glasgow. Day 1 was leadership- we took a group of local youth slalom paddlers for a first open canoe trip. They were great fun! Highly skilled, easily bored, a group that needed no coaching (they could have taught me a thing or two!) but needed constant entertainment.
Our highly skilled, short attention spanned guinea pigs.
Claire setting herself up below Chinese Bridge.
Two of the boys talking strategy before dropping in.
Lining up for the wave train at the bottom.
Collecting water, broadside.
Cross deck!
Heading upstream to try and catch the wave.
Got it!
Burying the bow.
Rescues on Day 2. Stuck on something.
Setting up advantage systems.
Claire checking out fraying end ties.

Monday, April 6, 2015

Drone Surfing Footage

I like to fly from stugibson on Vimeo.

Canoe Surfing

After being in Scotland, the only craft I missed out on was my whitewater open canoe, so naturally I took it down the Green River Gorge south of Seattle on Saturday. Here is a photo Mike G. snapped of me surfing the wave/hole at Hole in the Wall.