Slalom: Roaring river on the Clackamas next weekend (August 29th, 30th.) Free clinic covering generic whitewater paddling skills in the context of a slalom course on Saturday with Paul of Alder Creek. Northwest River Guides has a fleet of slalom boats available for smaller paddlers- www.northwestriverguides.com Most folks will be in plastic boats. Slalom boats available for demo. Reply to me for details or just drive up to Roaring River campground on Saturday and paddle.
Wildwater: 2009 Fall Northwest League of Whitewater Racers Wildwater Training Camp. Sept 25 – Sept 27. See http://www.nwwhitewater.org/ and follow the link on the so named topic. Rich has wildwater boats for folks to use during the camp. Flatwater stroke clinic by a noted WA sprint paddler / instructor Greg Dutton. Collect and review stroke videos. Evening entertainment: review the day’s video, world cup wildwater and other paddling videos. Training races on easier water. Note that Rich Roehner (the event host) and Tom Baker won US nationals in C2 wildwater this year. If you want to race in the World Cup, wildwater might be your sport — wide open for youth. It isn’t a secret that Rich and Tom’s combined age is ~ 100.
Difficulty — flatwater and class 1-2, but in tippy boats. Reply to Jennie at: firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve a spot and (if needed) a boat.