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RRC-K Coloma CA

RRC-K Coloma CA

Heat Wave!!! Fortunately we were in the water for much of the Kayak specific river rescue certification this weekend at Mother Lode River Center on The South Fork of the American River. Temps on saturday were upwards of 100 degrees F. But that didn’t slow us down too much. I had a group of private boaters, specifically kayakers that were looking to improve...

58 Rescue Squadron SRT-1 SRT-A with U.S.A.F Para-rescue

58 Rescue Squadron SRT-1 SRT-A with U.S.A.F Para-rescue

I look forward to these classes very much. The PJs are an adventurous group of young men faced with active duty deployment Search and Rescue missions for the United States Air Force all over the world. I have the utmost respect for these guys and the job they do. This group was no exception. With 6-days to train we had ample time  to cover the course material....

Swiftwater with O.A.R.S Whitewater Rafting

Swiftwater with O.A.R.S Whitewater Rafting

Julie and I just finished up a great 3-day training with O.A.R.S last week in Coloma, CA.  Sure seems like summer is here a little early this season, but that means hot weather and refreshing water.  I got to train with 6 guides from O.A.R.S  as well as the river rangers from BLM and El Dorado County. Julie had the newbies for three days before the start of...

Sierra Rescue heads to the Tetons; RRC Sands Whitewater

Sierra Rescue heads to the Tetons; RRC Sands Whitewater

It was a great and action-packed road trip up to Jackson, Wy for 8 days of swiftwater and wilderness first aid training. Compared with the snow we had for Sands’ training last year, 73 and sunny was a dream come true. We got to explore some new training sites and incorporated a down-river scenario float on the Hoback River. Thanks Sands, and have a great...

WFA and Swiftwater with Baker Ewing on the Snake River in Jackson, Hole

WFA and Swiftwater with Baker Ewing on the Snake River in Jackson, Hole

Well, I spoke too soon. Despite the fact that the nice weather in Jackson Hole held through memorial day weekend, the following few days of training were less than desirable with temperatures hovering in the mid 4o’s  and raining. Thats more like the Spring in Jackson I remember from last year. But we didn’t let the weather get us down and the...

RRC Coloma, CA June 1-2, 2013

RRC Coloma, CA June 1-2, 2013

I really enjoy teaching our open enrollment courses. You never quite know what you’re going to get. In this past River Rescue Certification course in Coloma, CA we had a wide range of Private and Commercial Boaters. Ranging from a couple who hadnt’ been in the whitewater scene for a while and wanted to brush up on their skills before heading down...