Tag: Liquid Logic kayaks
For the past few weeks rivers have been rising and dropping up here in Nor Cal. A gauge I always keep my eye on is the McCloud river about 25 mins outside Mt. Shasta. During the middle of last week I saw it was on the rise and tried to rally the troops. Unfortunately everyone has a life or something and can’t drop everything to come huck a perfect 50 footer, so I weighed my options. It was pretty clear the flows were going to peak thursday and I was pretty sure there wouldn’t be another chance for me to run it this year. With those facts in mind I rallied out with Callie and my father to check out the falls. When we arrived at Middle Falls thursday (April 28th) around 4:00pm it quickly felt different from my previous … Read More »
So I have been caved out up here in Mt. Shasta as we have been getting lots of snow in the past week and expect at least another foot by the end of the week. Sure as hell doesn’t feel like spring except the rivers are swollen and the lakes are full. I will be the first to admit that my play boating is the weakest aspect of my kayaking but this wave is fun no matter what your skill level. At normal flows this feature is a nasty low head dam but when Keswick Dam starts releasing at least 38,000 cfs or higher the Redding Wave forms. This happens about once ever 5 years, as the last time I surfed it was before I went to World Class Kayak Academy in 2006.
On Monday morning I decided to rally down … Read More »
It has been an interesting winter here in northern California as we got some great early storms to build up the pack but we just got through a week of sunny 60 degree weather (which was great for boating). Recently I took a quick trip to Santa Cruz to meet my new nephew Skye and lend a helping hand putting the final touches on my brothers new house. In the past week I have been doing a little local boating and busing out heaps of media management deep in da cave.
Living in the greater Siskiyou County area up here in the far northern reaches of California has many benefits. The first of many being that there is usually another fellow filmmaker deep in the editing cave sharing similar ambitions of winter kayaking. With all this warm weather us cave monsters … Read More »
We have been lucky enough to receive a lot of early precip up here in northern California and it has made for some decent winter boating thus far. On Sunday (12/5/10) I enjoyed a great solo day out with my girlfriend Callie, unfortunately the flows were marginal on Mears Creek. This run flows into the Upper Sacramento and is located about 20mins south of Mt. Shasta.
Lovin’ the Level Six Barrier Dry Suit.
That night it dumped rain for a solid 9 hours and the following morning I knew there would be water somewhere around the area. Here is a gauge for the Sac telling the story on the morning of Dec 6th…
As the Shasta Boyz are kinda spread out these days, Ryan down in SLO working as a nurse and Dev is here in Shasta working … Read More »
We have finally come to the end of the road for the Wet Dreams and HAYMAKER tour. It has been an amazing experience meeting new people and connecting with the paddling community that supports what we do. Also a big thanks to Cody Howard for setting up all the logistics for the shows I was not able to attend.
Here is a short video from our last show in Chico California, edited by Cody Howard courtesy of Huckin Huge.
For our final show we have chosen my neck of the woods. Just north of Mt. Shasta, CA is the little town of Weed. The folks at Mt. Shasta Brewing Company have been kind enough to let us dirt bag kayakers terrorize their place of business … Read More »
Hope everyone has been enjoying the week. I am getting fired up for the Feather Festival this weekend and looking forward to out upcoming premier. The show will be hosted by Shasta Boyz and Huckin Huge, so you know its going to be a good time.
The event will held in Chico, CA at Dragon Graphics on Friday OCT. 1st
We are asking people to start showing up around 5:30 pm for Wet Dreams and then HAYMAKER will follow. Here is a poster with all the details.
Photo Courtesy of: Justin Patt
Hope to see everyone at the show and check out the trailers for … Read More »