Saturday, March 27, 2010
Thursday, March 25, 2010
Enjoy the Introduction to the movie by Rush and Tyler.
Check this movie out...Buy it at Dreamresultmovie.com It is worth every penny you pay. As well check out Rush's new LP...he has been working on his musical talent as well and is getting quite smooth these days. There are premiers all over the world going down this spring...catch one and party with some of the best partier/half-kayakers in the Biz, they know how to get down. Join me a week from today in Asheville, NC the 1st of April at the Pizza Brewing Company for a good time and viewing of this film.
Wednesday, March 24, 2010
Once we passed Santiago things were smooth all the way to Arica Chile, where we sat for a few days to relax and play in the ocean before our last leg of the trip up to Lima. It was a great long trip up through the Atacama...the worlds dryest dessert. I really hate to say good bye to my favorite place in the world, but I know I will always be back someday soon. Here are some stats and favorite things about my Sep. 2009 - Mar. 2010 trip to Pucon Chile;
Best Boof- Salto De La Muerte, Rio Desahue.
Best Drop- Salto Palguin, Rio Palguin.
Best River- Rio Nevados
Best Animal- Perra Chica
Best Crash- Rush Sturges Salto Bonito, Arg.
Best Bender- New Years
Best Food- Pollitos del Disco
Best Sub-trip- Tour De Stout
Well thats that...Have fun out there and I will see you guys down in the Southeast..well I'm already here in Asheville running the goods, so just stand by for some photos and stories.
Tuesday, March 16, 2010
So with an early start at 3pm I headed into town to get a crew ready to go up and run a stout on the Palguin. After about an hour of waiting I ended up with Isaac and Todd Wells, a WCKA kid who got the day off to paddle something big with me. We got to the river and went straight to the Middle to park and huck the big boy. Candace set up for some nice photos and off we went.
"This is a scary place to be" -Rodrigo Tuschner 2006
Stout 10 and the boils of the pool above the biggen.
2...1...Oh yeah baby...2 for the price of one!
All fired up we went one by one and had some good line off the beast...I'm not proud to say that my second swim of Chile this year was on my first run of the day. My skirt blew and I had to take a quick dip in the cold waters. I wasn't gonna end my day like that so I walked back up there and ran her again.
Isaac looking right about perfect with his paddle out of the way and no where to go but down.
First run of the day and a picture from the bottom of the beast.
Some beautiful light on the stout10. Good work man....
Todd Wells getting his paddle toss just that much more dialed in for this spring in the PNW.
Seal Lanch into the pool, the more chill way to enter the 70 foot freefall.
T-in' up the stout for run number 2 of the evening.
We all ran the stout two times to make sure we got our moneys worth out of the Palguin on this day. With that all said and done we headed back into town to get our party on!!!! It was my big day!
The volcano was quite the septical on the way home from the Palguin...so much so we stopped for a time lapse opportunity.
We all gathered at Lj and Jared's house in town and had a nice little night of eating and drinking before hitting the bars in town. I don't remember all the night events, but it was a good time.
A little asado celebration at the casa cafe in town. Stouts, meat, pisco, beers, cake, and good friends made this birthday one to rememer.
Photos by Candace Sanders!
Sunday, March 07, 2010
Myself, Isaac, and Ian scout the big ass rapid. The entrance was a bit easier than the time before with Aniol...but still stout none the less. Big holes, big waves, and big water feeling make this drop a lot different than the normal Pucon stout.
Isaac fired it up first...different line than we scouted but it went really well...so it was the new line for the day.
Stomping a really nice big boof, cleaning the rapid.
Getting through the entry that messed me up the time before...the time with much more grace.
Myself really givin' it all I had...this rapid scares me in general, not to mention last time I ran it I had a bad line.
Thanks to Candace for the photos!
Summer 2010 in Pucon has been one to remember in this region of Chile. The water was good all season up to this point and it just keeps raining and keeping our classics going. I still have a few more good Chile update to put up along with some video clips...keep up to date cuz now I have Internet.