Get Wet Wednesday

Get Wet Wednesday: Old Run New

Get Wet Wednesday: Old Run New

Finding new moves and skills no matter how old the run By Haven Livingston After logging a whopping 115 days of kayaking last year, it’s disappointing to admit I’ve only reached 27 days so far this year. Work, other sports, life; there is so much to do and so few...
Get Wet Wednesday: Letting it fly

Get Wet Wednesday: Letting it fly

Team Jackson paddler Phil Boyer boofs off Gunsight rock in Trouble-maker rapid on the South Fork American River. Photo: Haven Livingston Check out Haven Livingston’s whitewater blog Wavehaven Adventures at...
Get Wet Wednesday: Bad line, great shot

Get Wet Wednesday: Bad line, great shot

It’s good to know that if your buddy is going to give you bad beta on a line, they’ll at least be there to give you a hand when you botch it. Horseshoe Falls on the Tuolumne River Photo: Phil Boyer Check out Haven Livingston’s whitewater blog Wavehaven...
Get Wet Wednesday: River scenes

Get Wet Wednesday: River scenes

There’s more than one way to surf a river wave. Tyler Lausten shreds Barking Dog on the South Fork American on his own TL designed boards (tlsurf.com).  … And this is why we scout. South fork Silver Creek below Icehouse Dam presented all kinds of new wood...
Get Wet Wednesday: Whitewater safety

Get Wet Wednesday: Whitewater safety

This river safety tip will keep both you and your board safe By Haven Livingston Before you strap a leash on your riverboard or SUP and head to the nearest whitewater, hook yourself up with a river specific quick release waist belt. Leashes open the door to...
Get Wet Wednesday: River in a Tube

Get Wet Wednesday: River in a Tube

This is what a dam release looks like – river in a tube! Thanks to American Whitewater for announcing the one day release on the South Fork of Silver Creek below Icehouse dam. Some nice whitewater to be had and sweet Sierra scenery. Check out Haven Livingston’s...
Get Wet Wednesday: Shuttle Bunnies

Get Wet Wednesday: Shuttle Bunnies

As the saying goes … anyone can kayak, but it takes a smart kayaker to figure out the shuttle By Haven Livingston Downriver boating is a point to point activity. You start upstream and end downstream, but somehow you have to get back to your vehicle at the top....
Get Wet Wednesday: Yosemite opens Merced to paddling

Get Wet Wednesday: Yosemite opens Merced to paddling

Paddlers revel in lift of four decade ban   Three cheers for Yosemite National Park for opening the Merced River to paddling after a 40 year ban! Last week the Park hosted an inaugural paddle for a test run. Haven Livingston will report more about this in our...
Get Wet Wednesday: Free Falling

Get Wet Wednesday: Free Falling

The little known gem Pit River in Nor Cal has been releasing water all month. It’s not to be missed in a drought year like this. Pit Falls on Pit 1 run is a great “beginner” waterfall to initiate kayakers into the wonderful world of free fall. If...