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Reported May 11th by Dale Keys  We headed up to run the South Fork Boise today at 8500 CFS.  A group that ran it yesterday sent us a photo of a log to look out for (LogMay10) that would be fairly easy to miss. We hiked out across the mesa above Neal Bridge to get a look at it on the way up and there was a new strainer (LogMay11) all the way across the river.This is about a mile below Buffalo Creek. Needless to say we bagged the trip. This is a deadly strainer. You can't see it until...

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Boise, Boise Whitewater Park, Kayak, SUP, Surf -

Boise Parks & Recreation and McMillan Jacobs Associates held an open house on November 2, 2016 to discuss the updated design of Phase II of the Boise Whitewater Park. Also in attendance was Scott Shipley of S2O Design. The original conceptual design was presented in 2014. The concept plan outlined in-river construction and replacement of the Farmers Union Canal diversion downriver from the pedestrian bridge below the existing Phase 1 Harry Morrison Dam and our surf/kayak waveshapers. Development of the Boise Whitewater Park has been tied closely to planning and permitting for the new Esther Simplot Park and will be...

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Anniversary, Boise, Idaho, News -

Idaho River Sports is kicking off their 30th anniversary celebration in May with fun events and a first look at the improvements to the shop, Quinn's Pond, new Greenbelt spur, and a peek at the new Esther Simplot Park. IRS has also added a new rental shop building, a patio and more. They will be looking back at their history over the next year and the people that have helped them along the way while keeping an eye on the future of paddlesports and surfing in Idaho.  Even before Idaho River Sports was founded in 1987 in Boise's North End, Jo Cassin and Stan Kolby were avid outdoors enthusiasts. Jo and...

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Boise, Boise River Park, Kayak, News, SUP, Surf, Whitewater -

Boise River Park has been renamed Boise Whitewater Park as of 10/19/16. We're excited for the completion of Boise River Park Phase 2! In addition to the Boise River Park waveshaper and the new Esther Simplot Park, interconnections with Veterans' and Bernadine Quinn (Quinn's Pond), Boise will have one of the largest and most diversified urban paddling and water activities venues in North America. Thanks again to the J.A. and Kathryn Albertson Foundation, Jamie, Joe and the entire family, Scott and Maggie Simplot and their foundation and family for all they do making Boise the one-of-a-kind place it is. Jo, Stan and the entire...

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Dare to Kayak, Devon Barker-Hicks, Idaho, kayak, Kayak School, News -

Teach a kid to paddle - change their perspective forever!Devon Barker just returned from taking 30 students to Zim’s Hot springs to learn to paddle. Devon teaches Jr. High School and her co-instructor, Brent LaFay, teaches fourth grade. The fourth, seventh, and eighth grade students participated in "Dare to Kayak". Devon created "Dare to Kayak" in 2002 as a way to deliver a positive message to schools. She wanted to encourage kids to begin paddling as a healthy activity to steer them away from drug and alcohol abuse. She shares an interactive video with the students on paddling and then...

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