Wednesday, December 21, 2011
Brown Bags CowPatty. 3300lb test Edelweiss Nylon rope. Water resistant treated. 25' for quick action in creeks or multi use rope. Be Safe Be Brown! 30% profits go straight to AW or First Decents. The bags will look like CowPatty's and include a couple more peices of bright 1" webbing. The bottom pic is first prototype top two pics are actual product.
Monday, October 24, 2011
Saturday, September 24, 2011
Running the Schmitt is a term my friends and I use regularly. This film brings you to Wyoming, Montana, and Idaho covering multiple classic runs like; Big Timber, Boxelder, Deer Creek, NFLW, "The Box", N.F. Payette, Blackfoot, Lower Mesa Falls, M.F. Popo Agie, Fremont Canyon and a couple more priceless gems. Enjoy!
Sunday, September 18, 2011
heres 9 vids from various awsome trips
Start off with the most recent trip which was this last weekend the 17th of September, Enjoy the rest of the season all. Click on "Vimeo" in the window of the Video to get HD version from Vimeo.
Wolverine Canyon of the Blackfoot
The Box, High Side of Good
North Fork of the Payette
Quake Lake, Remix 69
Lower Mesa Falls and Lunch Counter Wave
North Fork of the Little Wind
Middle Fork of the Popo Agie
Gallatin Raft trip with my friends and Family
Wednesday, August 24, 2011
Evan Stafford, David Kemper, Snug, Ted Keyes scouting with faith
I scored runs on lots of sweet classics recently, I took a trip down to the Winds in Wyoming and attempted to run NFLW which was juicy, as well as scored the Middle Fork of the Popo Agie. a week later my wife Britney and I took off to spend our Anniversary around Alpine Wyoming, I stomped mesa and had a great time throwing down at the infamous Lunch Counter, Britney and I enjoyed Granite creek together and than i hit the Greys shortly aftering packing up for the drive back to Bozeman. Week after that awsome trip, Woody got a group together for a high side of good Box mission. The Clarks Fork of the Yellowstone River in that 22 mile section of whitewater known as the Box is the most awinspiring peice of earth this way of the mississippi. Ginormous cliffs that you kayak next to which def make the rapids feel smaller than they really are. simply amazing river with classic moves littered through it miles. Here's some Pics Enjoy
Jarod Alexander sweet inbetween nameless goodies
Neil Black ops Calander...
Crew baking in the Wyoming sun Lower Dillworth Box
Sunday, July 3, 2011
Upper Hyalite at a stomping level. This is a killer novelty run in sense that it is a miro creek located on a fault zone. The creek cascades down a couple sweet drops through a canopy of trees. Watch the take out there is a sketchy log down stream of last couple eddies, actually theres a lot of wood period.
in the first drop after the eddy i pulled big log out of spearing position
Wednesday, June 29, 2011
Macho Munchies is the Schmitt in terms to how bad ass that piece of glass is! Here's Alex from Confluence; Brent, Ian, and Brooke with the Rendezvous group; and Luke Sutton, Jason Baker and Mike Perry the locals killing the Munchies with a main coarse of air. Platte River flow was 8k. Just like food you cant ever get enough of this wave! Enjoy and "Keep it classy San Diego"
"Best darn wave this way of the Mississippi" Cody OG
Monday, June 20, 2011
Wednesday, June 15, 2011
than i felt like redoing the hyalite vid with a typical day up hyalite with the sun shinning. so here it is. HD vid will be uploaded when i get some more available uploads
Thursday, June 9, 2011
Thursday, May 26, 2011
Lower Deer Creek was Killer again this year. heres a low side run
Hit up a section of Swan Creek, a tributary of the Gallatin, that my buddy Andy tipped me off to it last summer, Im calling it the Micro Mank from now on.. cant wait to see what high water looks like.
and heres a clip of the Laramie River after our Bluegrass skunk, some Big Sky boarding, some Fremont with my Sensi Pat Toft, a little four wheeling, and a run down the not so classic, south fork of the west fork of the Gallatin..
Tuesday, April 19, 2011
What was suppose to be 3 days of kayaking and 5 runs turned into, one dry river bed aka bluegrass with a missing bridge on the way to the put in. Being reluctent to take no for an answer; we knew 402 cfs was being released else where. We set for bluegrass hoping for a possible mid day release we ended up finding 400 cfs in a normally dewatered creekbed. Little does any one know the cement bridge you cross before turning off of tunnel road on the way to bluegrass is actually the natural stream bed of the Laramie River. We decided to put on and run a mile and hike back out due to the fact that the river consisted of 16 miles of a super willow infested creek like run. we checked some of the topos for the run and it looks to be an outstanding overnighter run. Once the Duck Creek road opens the access may decrease the length of the run to 10 miles. anyways ill try and show a little of the headcam so if anybody feels it nessecary to explore the run a bit more please feel free. Wish we had more time than just three days.
Second day of the trip consisted of a day on one of our favorite runs, Box Elder Creek. Our original plan was to make it back into the middle box for a second d of BS falls. Due to a 3 hour late start we were unable to make an attempt on the beautifully dangerous gorge down stream. however we were able to still make it an exciting day for everybody, myself included. David Schmitt and I popped four Box Elder Cherries that day and it was hard not to find a smile on any face. no broken boats, one swim on loaf, and one dropped boat on the hike out( not saying names...Smauk) flows were min but great for the middle of April considering Casper,Wyoming is north of Colorado. After a great run down the gorge we rested a bit before the steep hike back out to the car on top. Anybody going for the middle and lower should ask permission for land access before storming across the private land. He is a super nice gentleman from what i gathered when we were granted access to walk on his path from the creek to the county road. His land sits on the northwest side of the creek after you hit the dam. if you find a blue dry bag and a tripod hit us up..
Third day we decided to hit the park and throw some down river tricks in our creek boats at the Casper Whitewater park. Fremont was on the Agenda but without an idea of the flow we decided it be best to save it for a day when you can actually get a gauge reading on the gorge. Sat and Sun the North Platte Basin Teacup graphs read blank for everybodies info.
It turned out to be a great weekend regardless of the fact bluegrass was a skunk and a couple of the creeks werent quite primed for runoff. Soon enough the fruits of run off will be enjoyed! stay safe everybody
Mike first scoop of triple scoop
Chase with a quick shot of wild turkey
Jason hitting the electric boofs than about to kerplunk into the wall.
Saturday, April 2, 2011
It was the end of March and i just scored my first strokes on quake. I still needed more so I decided to head down to my early season mecca, Casper Wyo! Joined with two of my good buddies, Luke Sutton and Austin Woody we rallied one of the best early season runs in my own opinion, in regards to amount of time and money available...Fremont Canyon is a tight little gorge 45 mins south of Casper. The difficulty of the run is dramtically affected by the presence of sieves which come into play at different levels. Because of this, the last drop ,guarding the exit of the gorge, becomes mandatory at certain levels as well as unscoutable from with in the gorge, this gorge lies above the steel bridge. At 1800, the flow in this edit, the two drops above geranimo are easy class IV with low consequence, the top gorge with the john fremont feature have a similartiy to that of Cross Mountain Gorge with a easy III+ rating allow any one to soak in the scenery after a great blast of water at the start of the canyon.. Cheers to a great season ahead! Stay Safe