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Rest with RVR 2 RVR

May 17th, 2017 No comments

As a company who tries desperately to surround themselves with water as often as possible, we have the opportunity to rub paddles with some cool people who are doing things that we like so much that we feel like we need to tell EVERYONE!

Some of those cool people are Brittany Parker and Natali Zollinger who have become stewards of the river as co-founders of  RVR 2 RVR. This is a program where the pair, along with their team members, travel around the world teaching clinics that help to equip paddlers of all levels with knowledge about about local waterways and how they can enjoy them to the max! They offer a wide variety of clinics with a choice of three different levels.

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Both founders bring loaded resumes to the program. Along with being a top-ranked professional stand up paddle athlete with impressive rankings in the competitive whitewater circuit, Brittany is also considered the top female river surfer in the country. Natali is also an accomplished stand up paddle instructor, 12-year river guide, personal trainer, and yoga instructor.

In starting this program, their main objective was to teach people about river safety and help them to achieve their paddling goals. Regardless if you want to learn to paddle some of the world’s most challenging rapids, or if you’re just looking to expand your skillset on the water, they want to help you get there!

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Some of the services the RVR2RVR crew offers are flatwater SUP skills, general river safety (river dynamics, and reading water), whitewater skills (eddy turns, peel outs, ferrys, etc.), stand up paddle river surfing, shortboard river surfing and downriver guided trips. Stoked.

If you’re looking to participate in a clinic, but have a specific situation that would require instruction beyond what is available in the current classes, they also offer private clinics tailored to the need of the client.

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They are continuing their tour with upcoming clinics in Colorado, with the next stop being in Grand Junction on May 19-21. Prices and clinic levels are listed on their website, but if you think this Grand Junction clinic is for you, sign up today

Watershed is pumped to sponsor the ladies of RVR2RVR for the second year! They are passionate about getting more people in and around water the safe way, so how could we not be excited about that?! For more information, check them out at rvr2rvr.com!

 

Carolina River Expedition!

January 9th, 2015 No comments

We are happy to report our official sponsorship for the Carolina River Education and Preservation Expedition, lead by Julian Monroe Fisher!

This initiative will travel along the most scenic as well as most threatened rivers in North and South Carolina. The expedition will explore and report back on health threats to these rivers and environmental and social benefits the rivers provide while posting updates on social media networks and working closely with schools to create an everlasting learning tool for classrooms. They will use this expedition as a tool to ‘educate, preserve and conserve through exploration’ the rivers of the Carolinas. We are proud to support the journey, and look forward to reports from rivers across the our state!

The launch event for the first river of the expedition (the French Broad River) will be held at the Highland Brewing Company on April 29th. We are looking forward to this exciting event, and urge you to mark your calenders for the date!

Pittarak Expeditions at Baffin Island with Erik Boomer and Friends

August 8th, 2013 No comments

Check out the latest update from the Pittarak Expedition team. Follow them on the listed Twitter or Facebook links below.

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Hey Guys,

We just successful finished the first section of our expedition, and tomorrow will be heading out on the second leg.
These last two weeks were spent skiing up and over the the 2000 meter summit of the Penny Ice Cap. With us, we hauled Boomer’s kayak and pack rafts across the snow, and descended into the Weasel River. Here, we met up with filmmakers and friends from Camp 4 Collective who traveled and filmed the next week of our journey.
Boomer, a professional white water paddler, first descended many rapids on the Weasel river, while the rest of us used our pack raft to float the mellower sections.
Now in the community of Pangnirtung, we are trading our modern boats for our self made Inuit sea kayaks, and are heading out to finish our crossing of southern Baffin Island. From here, we will spend another two months paddling and portaging across the fifth largest island in the world.
We will be posting blog and pictures from the field on our website and facebook account:
Thanks again for all you support!
Kate, Eric, Boomer and Sarah
Pittarak Expeditions

Team Watershed/SRS Member Dan McCain Rafting the Middle Fork of Kings River

June 11th, 2013 No comments

Dan McCain and Jeff Compton are endeavoring to become the first to raft the entire 29 mile stretch of the Middle Fork of the Kings River in California. This feat was first attempted in the 90’s, but the group ended up walking the whole stretch and classified it as “un-raftable.”

Now, close to 20 years later, Dan, Jeff and a group of safety kayakers are making a fresh attempt.

Darin McQuoid, world renowned extreme kayaker, describes the Middle Fork of the King River as the pinnacle of expedition kayaking in the United States. He says, “Everything about this run (from Le Conte Canyon to Yucca Point) is epic. It has an eight hour, one way shuttle, fourteen mile hike over 12000′ Bishop Pass, and forty miles of world class whitewater dropping 7000 vertical feet.”

After a lot of research and planning, Dan and Jeff have coordinated an approximately 5-7 day expedition, assisted on the entrance shuttle by a packhorse or mule, and after running the Garlic Falls section, meet a shuttle at the takeout.

They have outfitted their AIRE raft with a GoPro mounting system to ensure a lot of epic footage and insight into the technical nature of some of the nation’s largest waterfalls, difficult boulder gardens and trickiest whitewater.

This expedition promises to be a heart-pounding, adrenaline filled voyage!!

You can follow the team’s progress via their SPOT tracker link here:

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Stay tuned for updates and the forthcoming footage!!

Go Big or Go Home: Rafting Genius

December 5th, 2012 No comments

Check out this amazing compilation from Dan “Stuntman” McCain and friends.  Dan McCain is an AIRE sponsored boater in the Pacific North West with balls of steel!!

GO BIG OR GO HOME

Newly christened Southern Raft Supply (SRS), in Asheville, NC is now sponsoring Dan with Watershed products.