A Kayaking Blog By Dan Simenc

Meet The Lammlers

Meet The Lammlers

Aug 21, 2011

Meet Switzerland’s “Jackson family” of class V shredders. Felix Lammler (46 years old), and his two sons Lars (18) and Sven (17) assaulted California’s “creeking circuit” this Summer on a hardcore kayaking binge/family road trip. Instead of spending their Summer holiday lounging on the beaches of Cyprus, these kayaking heros...

Dinkey Creek Waterfalls

Dinkey Creek Waterfalls

Aug 18, 2011

Hidden amongst the manzanita and dirt backroads in the hills above Fresno, Dinkey Creek cascades down countless granite slides and waterfalls. After running the Royal Gorge, we rested for two days then headed South for another adventure down this gem of a creek. The “Waterfalls” section of Dinkey Creek is short but sweet, and full of steep granite...

Royal Flush Video Update

Royal Flush Video Update

Aug 12, 2011

I recently dug deep into my savings account, purchased a 15″ MacBook Pro laptop, and downloaded the latest version of Final Cut Pro. This new set up is infinitely better than the combo of Ubuntu and OpenShot, which I had previously used for my video editing needs. This edit from our July kayaking trip through the Royal Gorge is the first product from my...

The Devil’s Washbowl

The Devil’s Washbowl

Aug 3, 2011

Being only an hour and a half’s drive East of Boise, and directly under I-84, it’s amazing that Devil’s Washbowl in the Malad Gorge has seen so few kayaking descents. The steep canyon walls, difficult entry rapids, and the drop’s checkered history are all likely reasons for why many previous kayakers have merely pulled over, looked at the...