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2012 Swift Water Rescue Training Class

On October 27th and 28th the Oregon Whitewater Association and eNRG Kayaking convened for the annual Swiftwater Rescue Workshop. Sam Drevo and Dan Hudson, both experienced rescue 3 instructors, were joined by guest instructor Oliver Fix. Fix was the ’96 O…
Trip Reports On October 27th and 28th 2012 the Oregon Whitewater Association and eNRG Kayaking convened for the annual Swiftwater Rescue Workshop. Sam Drevo and Dan Hudson, both… http://oregonwhitewater.org/rivers/river-safety/swift-water-rescue-training-class/

Summary of Pin in Blossom Bar 2-19-2012

This is a narrative of the events from the boat team / Steve Kasper’s perspective. It is meant solely to describe my point of view / thoughts during the event. No part of the narrative is meant to be critical of anyone; rather, it’s just my interpretati…
Trip Reports Submitted by Steve Kasper [Editor's Note - This article is one person's perspective on the incident and should be read in concunction with the perspective of the… http://oregonwhitewater.org/rivers/river-safety/summary-of-pin-in-blossom-bar-2-19-2012/

A Class V Cataraft State of Mind

“Want a rope?” I heard Mark shout from the bank as I pulled myself into the cockpit and leapt into the seat. I was upright but increasingly at risk of missing the eddy as the boat drifted. “No!!” I shouted, aligning my oar-lock for my one chance to re-s…
Photo Credits File Name Caption Photo Credit SFMerced_052309_1411_Superslide_Dave_039.JPG Dave “Madcatr” Nissen dropping into… http://oregonwhitewater.org/rivers/trip-reports/a-class-v-cataraft-state-of-mind/