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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:

http://share.findmespot.com/shared/faces/viewspots.jsp?glId=0Spc4Gpv6QsvJtdbMKMIPYiO8U1nOPqhq

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.

Amazon 5000 For the Cure Expedition with Mickey Grosman

June 7th, 2012 No comments

Head over to the Amazon 5000 website where you can follow Mickey Grosman’s trail. He is tracing the El Dorado Voyage of 1541 led by Francisco de Orellana, who did not complete the extent of this trek. The expedition kicked off on May 19th.

Mickey will traverse 800 miles over the Andes, then 4200 miles down the Amazon River!! The adventure is expected to take at least 9 months.  Watershed has outfitted Mickey with a variety of our gear to help make his voyage a success.

For details, information, how to support Mickey and much more please check out the site!!

Amazon 5000