Author Archive | James Bear Barnett

Warm Springs – Full Film

“Experience is the thing that wakes up the intuitive side of learning. that undefinable, intangible element within or psyche and within ourselves that connects us to the rest of the world…” The 270 Yampa River is one of the few remaining free-flowing rivers in the nation, and the last within the Colorado River Basin. It […]

Grand to Grand Ultra Preparations

We’ve been working hard to prep our new vehicle, “Terra” to work basecamp operations for the Grand to Grand Ultra, a 273 km/170 mile ultra-marathon beginning on the North rim of the Grand Canyon in Arizona and finishing on the Grand Staircase of Escalante. Racers will be largely self-supported for 7 days in the impeccable scenery of Arizona and […]

What is the most visible color on water?

Many have asked me during swiftwater rescue and rafting courses what the most visible color is on the water. In short, it’s fluorescent green. Here’s a video synopsis of the study that led to these results. Thank you Mustang Survival and WorkSafeBC for the information.

NRS Remains of a River – Part 1: Headwaters

In 2011 Zak Podmore and Will Stauffer-Norris began an amazing journey from the headwaters of the Colorado River in the Wind River range of Wyoming to the end, raising awareness of this tremendous watershed. We will be posting their amazing journey here over the next several weeks, but don’t fail to visit their website (downthecolorado.org) to […]

“Gornage 13” Gore Canyon Race 2013

My boys and I were able to run Gore Canyon for the first time on the day of the Gore Canyon 2013 Race, an amazing event that I’ll certainly be taking part in next year. They were the strongest crew I’ve ever had paddle for me; we were blessed with good sources describing the lines […]

Of Souls + Water Episode 1: The Nomad

“What if we didn’t restrict how far we could go? What if we kept pushing ourself one step at a time? Searching? Yeah, I’ll keep searching.” This is episode 1 of “Of Souls + Water.” It hits close to home. Enjoy. My gratitude to Forge Motion Pictures out of Carbondale, CO for permission to repost […]

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