First Ascent Guide Chris Korbulic reflects on the state of California kayaking.
Story and photos by Chris Korbulic We were sitting around a glowing fire that heated our dinner and lit the amphitheater of jungle around us as we leaned back on boulders or pieces of fallen trees.
By Darin McQuoid If you ever want to accomplish something, just say it’s impossible. The four-minute mile, Everest without oxygen, the Grand Canyon of the Stikine—all were once proclaimed impossible but are now achievable. It’s amazing what can be done with an untamable spirit of adventure.
By Darin McQuoid I watched in disbelief as the empty kayak floated through a massive cataract and disappeared. Our team of five ventured onto the Homathko River in British Columbia ready for an expedition full of adventure. A rare journey down the Homathko takes four to five days by boat, or two weeks on foot.
By Jesse Coombs A few years back, we arrived in Hood River, OR, to promote a show that evening. We knew we had a day off from our First Descent: Hotel Charley, Vol 5 tour before heading to our next show
Words by Jesse Coombs; photographs by Darin McQuoid Ben Stookesberry, Darin McQuoid and I heard about an exploratory descent on a steep river in Mexico known as the Barranca de Piaxtla. The driver of this particular adventure was Rocky Contos, a post-doctorate neurological researcher who is in love with kayaking.