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Published On 12/23/2023
Paddle with Terry Fox
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Published On 7/20/2018
Short boat surfing
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Published On 5/17/2018
Tom began his association with Wolf Bauer and the Washington Foldboat Club (later the Washington Kayak Club).
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Announcement

Published On 8/31/2019
Trip Report
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Published On 10/25/2018
2018 Hobuck Hoedown Results
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Published On 1/1/2024
May 4th is the date for the annual Green River Cleanup.
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Published On 5/17/2021
Details regarding long portages due to log jams on the Dungeness.
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Trip report

Published On 2/4/2024
A brief trip report and surfing photos
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Published On 1/25/2024
Looking for 70 waves to surf, and finding three otter
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Published On 1/21/2024
Paddling and surfing down a sunny winter wonderland
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Published On 1/14/2024
Watching the ice in the canyon and river while listening to the ice-floes clanking again our hulls.
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Published On 1/10/2024
Eagles watching kayakers playing
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Published On 4/14/2022
I wanted to thank you for your support of the Nisqually River Cleanup that took place on Saturday, April 2, 2022 and give you a recap of what occurred. This was our third major cleanup of the river, following previous cleanups in 2018 and 2019. Now that the Covid-19 pandemic appears to be subsiding, we hope this will become an annual event.
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Published On 3/24/2019
Despite the low water, the cold weather, or the put-in blockage, a fearless wiener roasters – on 11 hard-shell kayaks, a tandem canoe and a solo canoe - gathered on Saturday, March 2, to run the Skykomish from the Big Eddy to Sultan, Class 2.
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Published On 5/17/2018
The Illinois River in Oregon had been on my bucket list for a few years. As this is a challenging Class 4 32-mile stretch, we were aiming for the optimal 1000-1500 CFS range and a nice warm weather. Bill Petty, Doug Nicholson, Bob Metzger and I chose April 20 as our launch date and headed to Grants Pass, OR the day before. Bill has run the river about 10 times, Doug has several times, Bob once about 20 years ago, and this was my first.
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Published On 5/22/2019
The Jarbidge (a Shoshone word meaning “monster” or “devil”) is a privilege, primarily for self-supporting kayakers with solid paddling skills and willingness to portage fully loaded boats through the land of poison ivy and rattlesnakes. The stunning deep narrow canyon through the Southwestern Idaho desert, combined with the exciting whitewater, made the four-day Jarbidge/Bruneau trip priceless.
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Published On 5/11/2018
Clean-up Summary
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Published On 9/13/2019
Trip report
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Published On 8/31/2019
Trip Report
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Published On 6/29/2019
Trip Report for Chiwaukum Creek
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Published On 4/12/2019
On March 30, 2019, twenty-eight boaters gathered at the Chehalis River Campground in British Columbia. One third of the group was the WKC crew, and the rest were the Vancouver Whitewater Club (VWC), to which I also belong. There is no gauge published on the internet, but there is a stick gauge at the take-out. On the beautiful sunny Saturday morning, the water was at 9.3m. It was at the lower end, but some Vancouver folks had been running the river at that level the last few days.
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Published On 10/25/2018
Occasionally, people describe a river as a “gem”. For me, no river is more gem-worthy than the Metolius. Its headwater bubbles up from the ground; crystal clear cold water creates a small pool and starts the river. This spring water guarantees enough water for boating even in the dry months of the year.
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Published On 8/29/2018
The annual end-of-summer run is upon us – woot woot! It’s called the Annual Flip-Flop when the Bureau of Reclamation begins releasing water from Rimrock Lake through the Tieton Dam in Yakima County, to aid in successful spawning and incubation of the Chinook salmon eggs in the Yakima Basin, it also helps serve irrigation interests downstream, which in turn provides good boating through much of September. It usually begins Labor Day weekend and they slowly increase the release throughout the month, hitting the peak near September 15th.
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Published On 7/21/2018
Having heard the South Fork of the Salmon is fantastic whitewater, this river had been on my bucket list for a few years. Rated Class 4-5, it was more challenging than other multi-day trips I had done, and I wanted to go with someone who is familiar with the run.
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