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Check out the trailer to our documentary! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uj5q4gB5HZc Please give it a like or share from our facebook page, and share with any paddling/ environmental / social groups you might think will be interested. https://www.facebook.com/paddlingwithpurpose?ref=hl After all this time planning, fundraising, organizing and paddling it is awesome to see what […]

The Serpent of Gold – Trailer











Maps, Maps, and more Maps!  Don’t forget to study those graphs too! What kind of maps and graphs? topographical maps, road maps, GPS maps, Google Earth, hydrology graphs, climate and precipitation graphs. Why all this map madness? We are about to embark on another major river adventure in Mexico. I […]

Map Madness



The new and improved NRS online catalog has a stronger and easier to read format. I really like the way my cookbook page looks on their revised online catalog. The recipes in my cookbooks are perfect for the low-water river situations we have right now in the western United States. […]

A Stronger NRS


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Newest Cookbook Now Available as an E-book for Kindle or download the FREE Kindle Reading App and read on your computer, smartphone, tablet, etc. Camp cooking expert Lacey Anderson, author of Camp Cooking WITHOUT Coolers II, presents her latest book on camp cooking – without the cooking! Packed with over 40 […]

Newest Cookbook Now Available


Here is a picture of our latest aluminum break-down day frame packed for travel. It really is quite small and weighs about 35 pounds. Very easy to deal with. Full featured with scout rails, adjustable seat bar and yokes, adjustable oar towers, and obviously full break-down fittings. Ready for adventure; Peru here […]

Our Light-weight Break-down Frames



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  In 2009 I was laid off from my teaching job for the last time! I said goodbye to that old career and did not look back. Instead of seeking another teaching job I returned to a lifestyle I love. Basically, I moved into my trusty 4×4 Toyota Tundra and hit the road. To pursue a life once […]

Sweet Obsession


I started out a winter guiding season on the amazing travertine drops of the Lacanja river in southern Mexico. Thank you Rocky Contos ( SierraRios) for giving me the amazing opportunity of working a few more trips for yet another year.  This waterfall jungle run on rio Lacanja was the perfect opportunity for contribution of my light-weight, low-bulk nocoolers […]

“Wild Crazy Mexican Jungle!”






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After nine months of boating in the western United States, Mexico, and Guatemala my funds have dried up, so it’s time to go back to work. I am heading out to Colorado to guide for Adventure Bound. This means I will be living in my “second home” once again.  As I […]

My Second Home




Well, we weren’t able to run the Rio Copon. We were denied access to the river by the local villagers (to say the least). On the plus(?) side, we did make the Guatemalan network news and had several newspaper articles written about our attempt to run the river. Most of […]

Held Hostage


Today I found myself doing a river tally for the year 2011; from May of 2011 to today I have rafted 33 rivers, most of which were multi-day expeditions. That is a lot for one year! Fourteen rivers were in the USA and the rest were in Mexico. The most exciting part is that many of  […]

2011 RIVER TALLY



  Just finished a 16 day private rafting trip down the Colorado River through the grand canyon. What can I say, the canyon is, well, GRAND! Spectacular scenery, interesting side hikes, and cool activities like forming a floating train of bodies in the Little Colorado River. We took our “big” […]

Grand Canyon



Order Online from NRS or purchase directly form your local boating and outdoor recreation retailer. Twelve retail stores including NRS now carry the book. NRS has made it very easy to order through their online catalog. For those of you waiting to order from me directly –  I will be guiding (and camp […]

Easy Ordering Options



Neil just wrote another great post, thanks honey! see below: After running the Cache la Poudre River outside of Fort Collins at high water with some local boaters, we headed for the Arkansas River near Buena Vista. Just in time for (you guessed it) more high water! The flows were finally […]

Surfs Up in Colorado