Trip Reports

Expeditionist Jonathan Bowler ‪#‎finelookinboats‬ Update from below Flaming Gorge Dam

Expeditionist Jonathan Bowler ‪#‎finelookinboats‬ Update from below Flaming Gorge Dam

FineLookinBoats on Westwater Canyon

FineLookinBoats on Westwater Canyon

Bullets Away in 2014!

A recap of some of our favorite images to get 2014 started!

 

Bullet 12 Cat

Bullet 12 Cat

New photos of the Bullet 12 Cat in action during a rowing school in the pacific northwest!

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The State of Jefferson’s Illinois River (~32 miles, 2-4 days)

Whitewater Bad-Ass Sole rowing a Bullet Cat on Greenwall, Illinois River

Whitewater Bad-Ass Sole rowing a Bullet Cat on Greenwall, Illinois River

What many might call the “State of Jefferson”, the region encompassing north of Mt. Shasta and parts of southern Oregon, holds many a solid class IV/V river.  One of the all-time multi-day classics is the Illinois River.  Southern Oregon University’s Outdoor Program Head, Erik Sole, and Oregon celebrity-guide Will Volpert headed out Continue reading …

Prototype Testing the Bullet Pod IK

 

Prototype testing the Bullet Pod IK on Washington’s White Salmon River. Our next shipment closes December 15, 2012!

The 12′ Bullet Cat in Action

 

Some photos of a happy boater, surfing a 12′ Bullet Cat:

“I finally got a frame! I’ve been using it with pieces from a couple of different frames for my 14′ oarboat. Lots of curious looks running a cat with a slant board :-) I’m still working on perfecting the tiedown for the new frame, but it’s getting closer!
I really love this boat!”

Tuolumne River, California (17 miles, 2-3 Days of Excitement!)

Arguably one of the must-do multi-day trips in California, the Tuolumne from Meral’s Pool to Don Pedro Reservoir is a great section of challenging class IV whitewater.  The rapids are not for the faint of heart, but the rewards of private beach camps in this canyon near Yosemite are unlimited.  Our California Rep rowed a Grey 2012 14′ Guide series on this particular trip, with his wife paddle-guiding a 2011 Yellow & Blue 12′ SL, and another talented guide paddling-guiding a 2010 12-Wide Blood Meridian (Orange & Yellow).  While the water has dropped out this season, put the Tuolumne on your list of private trips for next year!  Logistics can be challenging, so feel free to drop us a note if you need someone to line you out on how to style your way down this beautiful river.  Thanks to world-class whitewater rock-star, Erik Meldrum, for the photos.

 

Upper South Yuba – Summit / Cisco Run

Upper South Yuba – Summit / Cisco Run

For a great writeup on the Summit/Cisco Run of the South Yuba, check out:

http://www.dreamflows.com/guides/Yuba/Summit/index.php

South Yuba 49 to Bridgeport (~7 miles)

An April trip on California’s class South Yuba, 49 to Bridgeport. The run is class IV+, with lots of fun drops and at least 1-2 portages. The paddlers R2 a Bullet Guide Series 12 ST, 6’11” wide. Find a great writeup of the run at: A Wet State.