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The famous Playak News Flash informs tens of thousands of paddlers around the world about the most popular paddling news each day. Playak editors
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Each Friday, we send out the Weekly Digest (instead of the daily News Flash), containing the top headlines of the past 7 days, as well as the most popular videos and forum topics, plus a
list of upcoming events.
LiquidLore (21 min. ago) -
Amusingly, some of the big rapids on this run are named after creatures/things of legend and myth; Hercules, Titan and Leviathan for example. Pretty cool actually. This is the only run I've done in Alberta - I had the chance to sneak away for a day while in Calgary for work, and this is what I got to paddle. It was a fun day, and it was great to meet and hang out with the Calgary crew. I will definitely be back. read more...
LiquidLore (1 hour ago) -
And now something of much greater importance. It was recently brought to the attention of the local paddling community that Innergex (the power company that owns the lions share of run-of-river hydro projects in SW BC, including Ashlu, Rutherford, Big Silver, upper Lillooet etc) have begun preliminary surveying for the construction of an IPP on Callaghan Creek. read more...
LiquidLore (2 hrs. ago) -
Wednesday, July 20. The Callaghan was too high to paddle. With the massive snowpack that fell during the winter of 2010/2011 and the dismal summer that we've been having in southwest BC it really looked like the Callaghan Race would have to diverted to a race on the upper Cheak because of high water - a bit of a bummer after all the training runs and the stoke that had been building for the few weeks prior to the event.
Just 2 days later the rain stopped, it stayed cloudy and it got very cool - Mother Nature realized how nice it would be to have a race on the Callaghan and basically turned off the taps, dropping the Callaghan down every day thereafter. While we were still uncertain what to do on Friday night, we got there on Saturday morning to see the level had dropped out to a... read more...
LiquidLore (3 hrs. ago) -
A photo tour of St. Leon Creek in the West Kootenays.
LiquidLore (4 hrs. ago) -
All the words you'd want to read are here. Enjoy the photos. It's hard to capture the essences of this run in photos - if you haven't done it, it's really as good as you think it might be. Excuse the quality of the photos, some of them are pretty old. read more...
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