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Hi there. We're traveling from CO up to the Lochsa next week and are thinking about getting on C**t Killed Creek (aka White Sand Creek) if flows are high enough and if it's runnable. So...is there a wood problem? Is it runnable? Thanks so much!!
Who is in charge of the ramp at Beehive bend on the Payette?
Boise Valley Fly Fishers has a gear-sale going on with some great deals! Including a 3" Borah Plus sleeping pad (List $250, sale price $125) and a large 200L Simms Dry Creek duffel dry-bag (List $280, sale price $110). A limited number of items are available online, with the rest being liquidated on June 12th. Join BVFF, and get a 10% discount on top of these great prices!!

The online store deals are here, https://boisevalleyflyfishers.wildapricot.org/BVFF-Online-Store

Info on the June 12th sale are here: https://boisevalleyflyfishers.wildapricot.org/event-4294342
Time to clean my boating closet. Is there a used equipment sale being planned for this year? Or did I miss it?
It was a blustery weekend last week. It inspired my paint brushes. "Moody Lochsa" - watercolor
Lochsa
Lochsa
Unfortunate to post in groups like North Idaho Whitewater which hides safety from individuals that group's moderator doesn't like. This doesn't send a message of inclusion for your organization.
Thanks to Wil Hubbard for representing IWA and helping with the Wilderness Gateway cleanup on the Lochsa this weekend.
TONIGHT

Join the Delta State Outdoor Recreation Program on Tuesday, March 30, at 6 PM as we host LIVE via Zoom, three amazing adventurers who just recently finished paddled 226 miles of the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon National Park. Trip leader & organizer, Sarah-Kelly McGinnis and paddlers Emma Engelman and Cheyenne Spurlock will share their adventure story with amazing pictures and videos. They will talk about the trip planning process, itinerary and meal planning, group dynamic development, trip leading, and what being a strong, independent and adventurous female looks and sounds like.

To register, click here: https://deltastate.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJUud-CtqDkjHdApa__CNLnrXPiPhUQWq_G_
Anyone up for a run down the main this afternoon?

The IWA is for whitewater boaters, those with a passion and experience and those that want to learn about that passion. www.idahowhitewater.org

Operating as usual

Timeline Photos 07/02/2021

Join us next Wednesday, July 7 for an after-work float on the Main Payette. We're planning for a 5 p.m launch. Plan your own trip, carpool, and shuttle. IWA will not be making river trips arrangement for you. We are excited to #SeeYouOnTheRiver #SYOTR

Join us next Wednesday, July 7 for an after-work float on the Main Payette. We're planning for a 5 p.m launch. Plan your own trip, carpool, and shuttle. IWA will not be making river trips arrangement for you. We are excited to #SeeYouOnTheRiver #SYOTR

Timeline Photos 07/02/2021

We're so excited to have upcoming events!! We hope to see you at one or all of them.

We're so excited to have upcoming events!! We hope to see you at one or all of them.

Photos from U.S. Forest Service - Boise National Forest's post 07/02/2021

TREE down across the South Fork of the Payette.

#KnowBeforeYouGo #idaho #rafting #kayaking #riverlife

06/30/2021

Save the Salmon Redds!

Do you know what a "redd" looks like? Check out the image, share with friends, and stay away from a redd. Idaho's salmon travel the most elevation from the ocean to lay their eggs!

#middleforkofthesalmon #savethesalmon #idahonative

Redd alert! This redd was spotted at a Rainey Creek restoration completed this January 2021! Rainey Creek is the largest tributary of the South Fork Snake River but supports the fewest adult Yellowstone Cutthroat Trout (YCT) spawning out of the four major tributaries. Restoration efforts along Rainey Creek aim to improve habitat conditions and promote YCT spawning, and they are already starting to pay off!

06/21/2021

Join us for a cold brew this Wednesday, June 23 at Payette Brewing! We plan to be at Payette from 6-8p. See y'all there!

#idaho #whitewater #iwatribe #riverlife

Join us for a cold brew this Wednesday, June 23 at Payette Brewing! We plan to be at Payette from 6-8p. See y'all there!

#idaho #whitewater #iwatribe #riverlife

06/07/2021

Calling all IWA members! We'd love to see your creativity for a new logo.

We've been talking about this for four years and we're ready to act! We would like a smaller circular IWA logo for new trucker hats and decals. Entry details coming soon!

#idahowhitewater #whitewater #riverlife #whitewaterrafting #kayaking

Calling all IWA members! We'd love to see your creativity for a new logo.

We've been talking about this for four years and we're ready to act! We would like a smaller circular IWA logo for new trucker hats and decals. Entry details coming soon!

#idahowhitewater #whitewater #riverlife #whitewaterrafting #kayaking

Top 10 Scariest Paddling Rescue Videos Of All Time 06/05/2021

Top 10 Scariest Paddling Rescue Videos Of All Time

Paddling Magazine rescue videos are amazing! Thanks for sharing! We can always learn new techniques from one another.

#KnowBeforeYouGo #whitewater #idahowhitewater

Top 10 Scariest Paddling Rescue Videos Of All Time We’ve rounded up the scariest paddling rescue videos on the internet, for you to enjoy—and learn from—from the comfort of your home.

05/24/2021

Join your river buddies and help BREN clean up the Boise River on June 26.

Join BREN and Odell Brewing Co for a clean up along the Boise River in and around City of Star Recreation and City of Caldwell. We welcome groups and all ages and abilities. Learn more and register - https://brenodell_boiserivercleanup.eventbrite.com

Adopt-a-Highway Cleanup This Saturday (May 15) ~ Help us keep trash out of the Payette River! 05/12/2021

Adopt-a-Highway Cleanup This Saturday (May 15) ~ Help us keep trash out of the Payette River!

Highway cleanup this Saturday! Weather predictions for Banks are in the 70s. Bring your rafting gear and let's play on the water afterward!

See y'all a Beehive for a trash pickup and whitewater float!

Adopt-a-Highway Cleanup This Saturday (May 15) ~ Help us keep trash out of the Payette River!

River Shuttles | Home | Salmon River and Selway River Shuttle Service 05/11/2021

River Shuttles | Home | Salmon River and Selway River Shuttle Service

Shuttle drivers needed!

River Shuttles | Home | Salmon River and Selway River Shuttle Service River Shuttles is dedicated to providing reliable transfer of your car from put in to take out while you are on the river. Professional shuttles for the Selway, Main Salmon, Middle Fork of the Salmon, and South Fork of the Salmon.

Adopt-a-Highway Cleanup This Saturday (May 15) ~ Help us keep trash out of the Payette River! 05/10/2021

Adopt-a-Highway Cleanup This Saturday (May 15) ~ Help us keep trash out of the Payette River!

Join us this Saturday (May 15) to clean up Hwy 55 and keep trash out of the Payette River!

Adopt-a-Highway Cleanup This Saturday (May 15) ~ Help us keep trash out of the Payette River!

Final Bear River (ID) Release Moved to September 05/05/2021

Final Bear River (ID) Release Moved to September

Whitewater scheduled for the Bear River this September!

Final Bear River (ID) Release Moved to September The final 2021 release on the Black Canyon of the Bear River has been rescheduled to September 11 and 12, 2021. This shift was made possible because the dam owner will be conducting maintenance work this summer and fall that will increase base flows in the river, which decreases ecological conc...

Six Questions to Ask a Trip Leader 05/03/2021

Six Questions to Ask a Trip Leader

Are you planning a trip with a new rafting group this summer or new to boating? NRS has a few great insights before hopping on that river trip!

Share your experiences, we want to hear from you!

https://community.nrs.com/duct-tape/2021/04/14/six-questions-to-ask-a-trip-leader/?fbclid=IwAR2eBGzwrrlNLSWlL22PFQvo1k0cWbsATBgVohTp_lcyJq5NAy7CJAQ78z4

Six Questions to Ask a Trip Leader Whether you're a first-time boater or just looking for a new crew, don't commit to a river trip before asking the Trip Leader these questions.

04/26/2021

Whaz up? Who hit sweet lines this past weekend? Share your rad pics with us!

Where did everyone get out this weekend?

📷: Paul Parsons
🌊: The Horns of God, Nantahala Cascades
🛶: RMR ThunderCloud

#TeamRMR

Photos from U.S. Forest Service - Salmon-Challis National Forest's post 04/23/2021

Thank you!! We appreciate your efforts to keep this canyon pristine and accessible!

04/23/2021

DANGER - South Fork Boise River - #KnowBeforeYouGo

The log that we've all floated under during the summer months at Log Jam Rapid has rolled off and has fallen into the river upstream from the log jam. This has created a tight squeeze at 600 CFS.

Report from a crew who encountered the log:

"We cut limbs off the underside of the tree on river left and let a lot of air out of the boats, carried bags, and dropped oarlocks, and were able to get them under the tree, but it was a lot of work. Duckies and kayaks can make it if they stay low.

We were running it at fairly low water (600?), it is possible that it would run right at higher water, but I think it will remain pretty dangerous, and the sneak under the log on the left would become more difficult. There is a small eddy on the left and a slightly bigger one on the right but both have pretty serious consequences if you miss.

Probably going to require some chainsaw, ropes, and come-alongs to control the removal work, but it is a huge log and could create problems downstream, it not controlled or cut up. The tree is probably 36 inches in diameter.

We told Connie, the shuttle driver, so I think she will help keep people out but self-shuttlers could be in a world of trouble. Good luck, hope no one gets hurt."

Share with your friends! Be safe out there!

DANGER - South Fork Boise River - #KnowBeforeYouGo

The log that we've all floated under during the summer months at Log Jam Rapid has rolled off and has fallen into the river upstream from the log jam. This has created a tight squeeze at 600 CFS.

Report from a crew who encountered the log:

"We cut limbs off the underside of the tree on river left and let a lot of air out of the boats, carried bags, and dropped oarlocks, and were able to get them under the tree, but it was a lot of work. Duckies and kayaks can make it if they stay low.

We were running it at fairly low water (600?), it is possible that it would run right at higher water, but I think it will remain pretty dangerous, and the sneak under the log on the left would become more difficult. There is a small eddy on the left and a slightly bigger one on the right but both have pretty serious consequences if you miss.

Probably going to require some chainsaw, ropes, and come-alongs to control the removal work, but it is a huge log and could create problems downstream, it not controlled or cut up. The tree is probably 36 inches in diameter.

We told Connie, the shuttle driver, so I think she will help keep people out but self-shuttlers could be in a world of trouble. Good luck, hope no one gets hurt."

Share with your friends! Be safe out there!

04/21/2021

What are you and your crew doing for #EarthDay2021? Show us your pictures 🌍

Celebrate Earth Day by taking care of our local stream! Join the NRS community THIS Saturday, April 24th from 10am-12pm to remove trash from assigned sections of Paradise Creek. Trash bags, gloves and refreshments provided. (We got you ;)) Help the national effort as part of the American Rivers' National River Cleanup®, which to date, has removed over 25 million pounds of trash from America's waterways. Enjoy this day of stewardship with us--We can't wait to see you!

04/21/2021

Layers can save a life when you're spring boating!

Thanks Outdoor Exchange for this valuable information!

High water season is coming! Don’t let cold temps ruin your time. Here are some tips for staying warm on the river this spring! #shoplocalboise

Floating Through Fire 04/18/2021

Floating Through Fire

Have you found yourself floating through a forest fire? What was your experience? We want to hear from you!

NRS has an interesting story in this article https://community.nrs.com/duct-tape/2021/04/05/floating-through-fire/?utm_source=social_media&utm_medium=facebook_usa&utm_campaign=usa_floating_thru_fire

Floating Through Fire With a new season on the horizon, a Glenwood Springs guide reflects on the day she rowed a group of guests through the Grizzly Creek Fire.

Photos from Big Water Blowout River Festival's post 04/16/2021

Who's going Big Water Blowout River Festival? We want to hear from you!

#iwatribe #riggins

04/12/2021

Did you get a new ride? We want to see it. Share it with us 😊

Lochsa Madness 2018 Comp 04/11/2021

Lochsa Madness 2018 Comp

We will not be at Lochsa over the Memorial Day weekend in 2021. We are using our resources and energy to host an awesome #iwasafetysaturday on July 17.

SYOTR!

#iwatribe

Lochsa Madness 2018 Comp

Gear Garage Ep. 69: Raft Flipping Basics 04/11/2021

Gear Garage Ep. 69: Raft Flipping Basics

Practice before it happens to you!

Learn the basics of flipping your raft upright before it becomes an emergency. Here is a video to help you get started https://youtu.be/AttRaklucXg Thank you, Zach, Gear Garage for the video!

Join us on #IWASafetySaturday July 17 to practice flipping a raft and so much more!

#KnowBeforeYouGo #whitewaterrafting #idahome

Gear Garage Ep. 69: Raft Flipping Basics n this episode Zach talks about the basics of flipping a whitewater raft. You can financially support the show by purchasing one of the Blue Water flip lines...

Early Season River Rafting: Layering 101 04/06/2021

Early Season River Rafting: Layering 101

Hey, whitewater junkies are you jonesing to go spring boating but don't have a dry suit?

OARS has great tips in this article about layering up under a wetsuit. Layers are key to a "fun"tastic spring day on the water!

https://www.oars.com/blog/early-season-river-rafting-layering-101/

#springboating #KnowBeforeYouGo #iwatribe

Early Season River Rafting: Layering 101 Not sure how to dress for a spring whitewater trip? Here's everything you need to know about dressing for early season river rafting trips from a pro.

03/30/2021

We've all had that moment, "Go right, no left, no right ... awe hell!"

We've all had that moment, "Go right, no left, no right ... awe hell!"

03/30/2021

Who's ready for spring boating? We are!

Idaho rivers are fresh snowmelt so be aware of cold water immersion. National Center for Cold Water Safety has five helpful tips:

- Always wear a PFD
- Always dress for the river tempering (no exceptions)
- Field test your grear
- Swim-test your gear every time you go out
- Imagine the worst and plan for it

Read this informative NRS article https://www.nrs.com/learn/avoiding-cold-shock-death
#KnowBeforeYouGo #whitewaterrafting #idaholife

Who's ready for spring boating? We are!

Idaho rivers are fresh snowmelt so be aware of cold water immersion. National Center for Cold Water Safety has five helpful tips:

- Always wear a PFD
- Always dress for the river tempering (no exceptions)
- Field test your grear
- Swim-test your gear every time you go out
- Imagine the worst and plan for it

Read this informative NRS article https://www.nrs.com/learn/avoiding-cold-shock-death
#KnowBeforeYouGo #whitewaterrafting #idaholife

03/27/2021

It's here ... Spring Boating!! 😎

Is your drysuit ready to keep you warm and dry on your favorite river? Check out Olympic Outdoor Center's video for tips to get you off to a great start https://www.olympicoutdoorcenter.com/pages/kayak-dry-suit-care-and-maintenance

It's here ... Spring Boating!! 😎

Is your drysuit ready to keep you warm and dry on your favorite river? Check out Olympic Outdoor Center's video for tips to get you off to a great start https://www.olympicoutdoorcenter.com/pages/kayak-dry-suit-care-and-maintenance

Whitewater Rafting Safety: Shoot the Rapids and Live to Tell the Tale - American Whitewater Expeditions 03/27/2021

Whitewater Rafting Safety: Shoot the Rapids and Live to Tell the Tale - American Whitewater Expeditions

Knowledge is key to having a fun day on the river! Learn new skills or brush up on old skills with tips from American Whitewater https://www.americanwhitewater.com/whitewater-rafting-safety-tips-shoot-the-rapids

Whitewater Rafting Safety: Shoot the Rapids and Live to Tell the Tale - American Whitewater Expeditions Check out our Whitewater Rafting Safety guide! We have tips from the pros as well as info on the necessary precautions for any whitewater rafting trip.

Lochsa 2021 Survey – Idaho Whitewater Association 03/27/2021

Lochsa 2021 Survey – Idaho Whitewater Association

Lochsa River Madness or BUST!! Are you camping with us at Lochsa this spring? Fill out our survey and let us know. #lochsarivermadness

Lochsa 2021 Survey – Idaho Whitewater Association Looking for a place to dump your toilet? Idaho Whitewater Association IWA Calendar March 2021 M T W T F S S 1234567 891011121314 15161718192021 22232425262728 293031   « Feb     Lochsa 2021 Survey Posted on March 16, 2021March 16, 2021 by directors by directors Please fill out our survey! Lochsa...

Hypothermia Myths And The Truth About Cold Water 03/26/2021

Hypothermia Myths And The Truth About Cold Water

It's going to be 70 in Boise Sunday!! Are you getting on the water?

The water is fresh snowmelt and hypothermia will only take seconds at these temperatures! Remember to always dress for a swim, wearing several layers under a drysuit will save you and your friends!

Be safe and have a fantastic ride!
#dressforaswim #SpringBoating #Idahome #idahowhitewaterassociation

Hypothermia Myths And The Truth About Cold Water The dangers of falling overboard are amplified when the water temperature is below 60 degrees. In this week’s Lifelines blog, retired Coast Guard rescue swimmer Mario Vittone talks about four things that can happen to the body in cold water — and dispels a myth or two.

Rafting's Idaho's South Fork Payette River in high water 03/26/2021

Rafting's Idaho's South Fork Payette River in high water

Who's ready for the snowmelt?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pftPtnyJXmw

#SpringBoating #swiftwaterrescue #KnowBeforeYouGo #dressforaswim #iwatribe #idahowhitewaterassociation

Rafting's Idaho's South Fork Payette River in high water Staircase and Slalom rapids get your attention fast! A big wave! Raft sideways! Paddlers out of the boat! Safety kayakers to the rescue!

Lochsa 2021 Survey – Idaho Whitewater Association 03/19/2021

Lochsa 2021 Survey – Idaho Whitewater Association

Help us plan Lochsa this year by filling out the survey below. Thanks, we hope to see y'all there! 😎

Lochsa 2021 Survey – Idaho Whitewater Association Looking for a place to dump your toilet? Idaho Whitewater Association IWA Calendar March 2021 M T W T F S S 1234567 891011121314 15161718192021 22232425262728 293031   « Feb     Lochsa 2021 Survey Posted on March 16, 2021March 16, 2021 by directors by directors Please fill out our survey! Lochsa...

Tips for Rowing the Big Rapids in the Grand Canyon (Colorado River Whitewater Rafting) 03/18/2021

Tips for Rowing the Big Rapids in the Grand Canyon (Colorado River Whitewater Rafting)

Are you running the Grand Canyon this year? Here is a great video about rowing the rapids.
#idahooutdoor #idaholife #idahowhitewater #whitewaterrafting

Tips for Rowing the Big Rapids in the Grand Canyon (Colorado River Whitewater Rafting) Marc Hunt and friends provide this instructional videos for those aspiring to get behind the oars on the Grand Canyon. It includes diagrams and analysis of ...

River Predictions Presentation Recap – Idaho Whitewater Association 03/18/2021

River Predictions Presentation Recap – Idaho Whitewater Association

Do you "water" what the river flow will be when you get on the river this year? We have some insight!

Ron Abramovich provided the 2021 River Predictions on March 3. Read about his predictions on our website at https://idahowhitewater.org/river-predictions/

River Predictions Presentation Recap – Idaho Whitewater Association Looking for a place to dump your toilet? Idaho Whitewater Association IWA Calendar March 2021 M T W T F S S 1234567 891011121314 15161718192021 22232425262728 293031   « Feb     River Predictions Presentation Recap Posted on February 7, 2021March 18, 2021 by directors by directors On March 3, 20...

Shop – Idaho Whitewater Association 03/02/2021

Shop – Idaho Whitewater Association

Get your raffle tickets before the store closes tomorrow at 8p. Visit our website at https://idahowhitewater.org/sho

Shop – Idaho Whitewater Association

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Micron Safety Fair today and tomorrow. See you there :-)
Spring equipment sale 2019 opens at 9 a.m. today maravia Warehouse see you there!
IWA's Spring Equipment Sale come down tomorrow. We're open at 9am :-)
Join IWA today! Your generous membership will help fund whitewater safety education. Along with other great outreach pro...
ISO a venue for the 2nd Annual Summer Roundup. Silent auction, raffle and a fun evening with your favorite whitewater bu...
Free Inter-active safety station coming soon ... July 21st.  Checkout our event on Facebook and website for details.idah...
IWA Annual Dutch Oven & River Foods Cook-off
We would like to tip our hats to the awesome cooks who competed last night! 13 amazing cooks slaved over hot coals, crea...
Drum Roll please ... Jeremy Wright won best flip. #lochsarivermadness2017 #idahowhitewaterassociation
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