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If you’ve got a sweet Clavey Rig you don’t need a Ferrari

Posted by on Apr 16, 2009 in Blog, Gear Reviews | 1 comment

If you’ve got a sweet Clavey Rig you don’t need a Ferrari

If that sounds pretentious, it’s because you don’t already have your own sweet Clavey Rig pimped out on your own 15′ Avon Expedition, Aire 156R or NRS E-150. Because if you did have your own Clavey Rig, you would know that the only thing it’s missing is tinted windows. Let’s start from the beginning, from the water up, so to speak. Let’s take a look at a recipe for what we believe (humbly) is the “can’t be beat”, best multi-day rafting package ever created. Begin with a 15′ raft like the Avon...

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Trip Report: The Green Truss of the White Salmon

Posted by on Mar 16, 2009 in Blog, Places, Team Clavey | 2 comments

Trip Report: The Green Truss of the White Salmon

Fear is exhausting. Fear is exhausting. Fear is exhausting…Today my hands look like they were taken out of a blender. They are huge and purple with nicks and bruises all over. My upper body was pummeled by oars, frame, etc and is pretty sore too. Swimming Double Drop, an 18-footer on the Green Truss, took some energy out of me. The real reason I’m exhausted right now… is because I was absolutely terrified for nearly six hours yesterday. That’s right, we did a five mile trip in six hours, less than one mile an hour. Rowing the Truss,...

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Trip Report: The Orletta section of the White Salmon

Posted by on Oct 27, 2008 in Blog, Places, Team Clavey | 5 comments

Trip Report: The Orletta section of the White Salmon

This last Sunday, October 26, my brother Skip and I decided to put our new 10′ Avon to the test. With no recent rain, most of the steep creek and epic raft runs of the Pacific Northwest are still dried up and waiting for the first big storm. When this is the case, the Middle White Salmon (MWS) is a great back-up run. It is fed mainly by spring water so it always has a decent flow. A great addition to the MWS is the two-mile stretch above the typical put-in at BZ Corner. This is known as the Orletta section because access is via the hike...

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