Sunday, August 31, 2008

Cali-Burn Fest '08

Big Air Expression Session Winner: Will Parham - Photo by Wes Schrecongost

Burnt Ranch Gorge Race Winner: Charlie Center - Photo by Robin Stocum.

Cali-Burn Fest '08 from Daniel Brasuell on Vimeo

Over the weekend we managed to raise $1,200 for the Sun Catchers Project. Thanks to everyone who helped out!

BRG Results:

1. Charlie Center
2. Rush Sturges +:15
3. Alex Wolfgram +:25
4. Brandon Gonski +:27
5. Will Parham
6. Ben Wartburg
7. Ian McClaren
8. Orion Merrideth +:51
9. Joe Carberry
10. Seth Naman
11. Diane Gaydos
12. Peter Malkin
13. Mike Lee
14. Davey O'Hare
15. Megan Harpham +2:01

Writeup at Canoe&Kayak.

Thanks again to Kokatat, C&K, Colorado Kayak Supply, Farmer Brown's Garden Supply, Etna Brew CO, Cali-Product, American Whitewater.

Also huge thanks to Daniel Brasuell of AWetState for putting together the video.

Hope to see you all there next year!

CB4 Pictures, Images and Photos

Sparking everything off is a show at Humbrews Thursday Oct 9th. Subliminal Sabatoge and Adrenaline Rush show following the showing of YoungGunProduction's newest film "Source". In addition to a great show everyone who shows up will be making a difference on a global scale, feeding those in need.

Show starts at 9pm. $5 doors.

Adrenaline Rush Myspace

SubSab Myspace

Combining an Explosive Big Air Ocean Expression Session with TWO days of racing through Burnt Ranch Gorge, this year's Cali-Burn Fest is set to be one hell of a good time!

New events to look forward to include a Boater-X through the Falls, Slalom through Hennessey, Team Relay (Bottom of #3 to Grays), along with the Classic Burnt Ranch Race (above Son of Scrapper - #2).


Free camping will be available at Rita's Place (Same spot as last year). If you don't know where to go, come to the race and we'll give you directions from there.

Fundraiser - Please Help Out.
Rita Riewert's Sun Catchers Project is sponsoring this event and providing a spot for everyone to camp at. If everyone could kick down $10 as a Thank You and to help her cause, that would be awesome. She'll also have some shirts and sweatshirts available if anyone wanted to help out that way as well.

The Sun Catchers Project is a non-profit organization which builds and donates solar ovens to impoverished African villages. These ovens come in a family size version as well as a village size which can cook up to 1,500 meals a day! For her to be able to continue this great cause she needs your support.

Rough Plan:

Friday, October 10th at Noon, Big Air Expression Session, Camel Rock - Westhaven, CA.
No Rules, just surf and have a good time. The best aerials,rides,carnage, etc caught on video wins.

Directions to Camel Rock:

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Saturday, October 11th.
"11am" - meet at the Dump.
Classic Burnt Ranch Race + Hennessey Slalom.

Race will go from above Son of Scrapper to Bottom of #2, Rafts welcome. After the Classic there will be a Slalom through the rapid Hennessey. Racers will have to navigate gates (if we get them up in time), catch certain eddies, etc.

After the race head back to Rita's place.

Sunday, October 12th. - NO Long Boats this day - 9' Max Length! (For sake of competition during team event)
"11am" - meet at the Dump.
Boater-X through the Falls. Team Relay from bottom of 3 to Grays.

The Boater-X will be 4 person head-to-head style heats. Top racer (or two) from each heat moves on until there's a winner. No Long Boats - 9' Max Length.

Team Relay - 2 Person Teams from Bottom of the Falls to Grays. Exchange Race Bibs/Racers around Walrus Rapid.

Lower section will be divided in half (roughly near Walrus Rapid). Race will have one of the racers paddle down to a partner waiting near Walrus. 1st Racer will hand off racebib and the 2nd paddler will race down from there to Gray's. First across the finish line at Gray's wins.

Directions to Burnt Ranch Dump (Put-in):

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Winner History:
2005 - Alex Wolfgram - 3,700cfs
2006 - Charlie Center (LB) Leif Anderson(SB)
2007 - Charlie Center (LB) Todd Baker (SB) Bigfoot (Raft)

For more info on last year's race: Click Here

2006 Results Video

2006 Promo Video

USWWRA Post: Click Here

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Tatlow and Mamquam

Check out the Bryan Smith's 49 Megawatts to learn more about this destructive project.

Working through the weekend the Ashlu Power Project continues on.

Repairing the road to put-in.

Cody getting over the culvert.

Heading to the Put-in, watch for branches. Photo: Scott Waidelich.

Dropping the truck at the end of the road and getting ready to head out.

Mike Fisher having fun on the hike.


Put-in Rapid.

Cody heading to scout the crackish 20'.

Cory on the Crackish drop.

Mike same drop.

Cody and Matt MacKinnon heading to another horizon line.

Cody on a fun double drop.

Portage - Sieve w/ wood.

Mike having fun once again on the portage.

Cody runs the famous wall drop.

Boof directly above the ~40' slide.

Scott ripping down the slide.

Portage for some, here Mike runs the Log Drop.

Mike in the foreground as Cory rips a boof on another super fun double-drop.

While we were on the creek a few Southeast boys (Tony, Shane, Curtis, etc) fixed up the road even more. This is the same culvet shown in the photo above, a 2wd could almost get over it now. Thanks Guys!

The next day we headed to Mamquam Falls.

Paul running a low but great flow Mamquam. Photo: Scott Waidelich.

About 2 minutes after Paul ran the drop the waterkeepers released flows on Mamquam Creek. The flow going over the falls trippled almost instantly! Look for this drop and more on Cody's upcoming Risen Sun film.