Friday, June 24, 2011

Snoqualmie flow

Don't have too many friends that have a kayak, so paddling is usually a solo mission for me. My favorite spot for white water is the middle fork of the Snoqualmie river. I like these days a lot cause it's pretty much just me, my kayak, the river, and the elements of nature. A real good way to test yourself and get an understanding of your abilities and the power the river has. It's a full mission, driving alongside the river making mental notes of entry and exit points. I'll find a place to put in, usually float 6 to 8 miles of the river, get out at my exit, stash the kayak find the road and start walking the few miles back towards my car. Most of the time i walk a mile or so and then hitch a ride with an incoming car the rest of the way.

Most of the river is class III rapids. It definitely sparks the adrenaline, floating from rapid to rapid, avoiding rocks as much as possible, finding your flow. It's amazingly peaceful knowing it's just you out there, you have to be on it. Some sections scare me too much to do, so i'll have to get out and hike alongside the river bed until i can get to safer section. The battle of man vs nature is incredible, but always keep respect for where you are, it's big country out there and humans are small and easily swallowed.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Thursday, June 9, 2011

what is now

Project winding up on the coast...sorry i missed ya this last weekend bud, i've heard some good stories about you flowin the woods, tossin the horseshoes, softball spectating, and keeping the shakes away. cross paths soon, summer's just starting.


20ft snow banks in june, slidin corn snow around in sunnies, walkin across tree bridges, dips in the river, being fascinated with the campground host marv, screaming his name every time we drove by, splittin wood with the neighbors axe, hiking up the side of a waterfall, staring down the glacial gorge, a naches visit, 10ft diameter doug firs, avalanche's blocking half the road, warm fire and party box jammin, edible plants, gettin some on the river, soup and corn in the jetboil, seeing 6 from the elk family, being just a couple miles from rainier's base on a bluebird day..take your special lady camping.

Friday, June 3, 2011

Elliot's video

He did it! Time Will Tell is now done and available. Riding, traveling, and lifestyle from the midwest, northwest, and a whole lot more captured in this one. Over an hour of montage style edited footage, it's a great watch.

You can grab a copy at or and it should be available in shops all over very soon.

Support independent and underground video's, pick yourself up a copy, you won't be disappointed.

Proud of you LT, way to go..

Thursday, June 2, 2011


Matty's 41 and still strong on the horse, leading a couple bro's through roms. chill zone.

The bbq master Russ man slayin one of his one footed x's that are becoming legendary around these parts..