After two years of hearing all the talk about it, I finally got to go to my first Gauley Fest. What better time to hit the Upper Gauley for the first time, right? And what better whitewater canoe to do it with than the Octane 85? A crew of 12 whitewater canoeists hit the Upper on Saturday […]
The Green River Narrows is one of the most iconic steep creeks in the Southeast. Most paddlers see it as a right of passage and daydream at least once about running it. After three years of kayaking and just a summer ofwhitewater canoeing, I finally saw the creek at the November 2012 Green Race. I […]
In April, Blackfly Team Paddler Brad McMillan set a new whitewater open canoe world waterfall record. Here’s Canoe and Kayak’s write-up.