Monday, March 22, 2010

3rd Annual Upper Wind Fest Race Results

This years Rain Gods gave us less than complimentary river levels but that didn't stop competitive boaters from all around the northwest from showing up and stomping some of the areas best whitewater. Thanks to all participants who showed up and showed their loyalty to the regional boating community and a special big up to Next Adventure for their continued generous support of BBQ and t-shirts at this years event. Thanks also to Zach Collier and NWRC for helping out with evening festivities.

All race heats were close and competitive this year. Below are pics and results.


Long Boat Kayak (over 8'6"):

1st Place - Drew Eastman
2nd Place: Ryan Young

Raft (R2):
Mens 1st Place: Oregon Rafting Team

Mens 2nd Place: Dan McCain & Jacob Cruiser

Womens 1st Place: Lehua Kay & Teresa Collins


Short Boat Kayak (under 8'6"):

Mens 1st Place - Trevor Sheehan
Mens 2nd Place - Lance Reif
Womens 1st Place - Kim Russell
Womens 2nd Place - Christie Glissmeyer
Raft (R4):
1st Place - Tyler McPherson, Trey Knollman, Evan du Pont, Bruce Reed
2nd Place - Tim Brink, Daniel Sutherland, Jeff Locke, Karl Linzmeyer
3rd Place: Nick Pierce, Hooper Boone, Russel Neyburg, Megan French
Cataraft Race:

1. Zach Collier
2. Val Shaull
Cataraft Rodeo:
1. Val Shaull
2. Zach Collier

Thursday, March 18, 2010

UW Festival featured in Mens Journal Online

Check it out!

Publicity to the NW whitewater community

Directions to Put-in and Festivities

2 days away and the forecast is calling for SUN!

All registration and Post-race activities will take place at the race start.


Put-in-Upper (GPS:45o48.514'N, 121o54.556'W)

Once in Carson, WA Turn north on Wind River Rd/ Hwy. Then take a left on Hemlock Road about 7.3 miles from downtown Carson. Either park at the bridge over the Wind River or turn right at the next road and follow to an open spot along the road. Please be mindful of others, the locals, and be mindful of parking too close to the river as people will need to back down to unload boats.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Camping and Lodging + Festival River Gauge

The Upper Wind Festival is only a week away. Come out for the 2 day festival this year on March 20-21. Here you will find a listing of accommodations that can be found near by the event for those competing from out of town.

Also check out our event on facebook here

Beaver Campground - maps
Timberlake Campground and RV - maps
Little Soda Springs Campground - maps
Panther Creek Campground - maps

Sand Hill Cottages, Carson, WA -
Carson Ridge Cabins, Carson, WA -
Columbia Gorge Riverside Lodge, Stevenson, WA -
Columbia Gorge Motel, Bridge of the Gods, OR -

The Gauge for the festival can be found below:

Hope to see everyone out there, even if you plan not to race!