Ring Removal Technique: Using an Oxygen Mask Strap

In seventeen years, I’ve had to use a ring-cutter only one time in the prehospital setting, because I had other tasks to attend to on that particular patient, and the swelling had reached the point of causing neuromuscular compromise of the digit. In the field we often have fast access to the patient before swelling […]

“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 3: The Shapeshifter

“The supernatural: does it exist? Giants live here. Rivers, like our oceans… they have waves. They surprise us. The curious explore unbound by restrictions of place and mind, and perhaps discover things we don’t understand… magic, alchemy, flight.” My gratitude to Forge Motion Pictures out of Carbondale, CO for permission to re-post their series. Visit […]

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 […]

2013 Gauley Release Schedule

Instead of the normal 23 release days of most Gauley seasons this season will be bumping 32 release days. In addition, 6 of those days will be running in excess of 5,000 cfs! Yeah-ah!!!! Who’s going? “Gauley Fest is scheduled for Sep 21st, 22nd, and 23rd. On these days, an extra hour of release will […]

“Swim from Hell on Clear Creek Narrows”

We came across this video on youtube, which shows a long swim on Clear Creek near Idahos Springs, CO. The video generated a lot of criticism and some feed-back on YouTube, citing inadequate experience and technique, improper equipment and a few other items. Remember, dress to swim and practice swimming safe rapids each season, including […]

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