Red Bull Flow Hunters

Posted in Whitewater with tags , , , , , , , , , on May 3, 2012 by slchristy1

Here’s a little blurb I wrote up for Dagger‘s news…I’m pretty stoked to see this film. Can’t wait for it to drop. Anything having to do with these guys is sure to be mind-blowing!

Team D’s, Rush Sturges, is known for embarking on expeditions of epic proportions. He joinsRed Bull‘s, Ben Brown and team for a 35 day adventure that spans both islands of New Zealand. The team travel over 8000km, paddle for 24 days and descend 17 rivers.

The adventure lead them to the discovery of remote, new kayaking frontiers. Deep within the Southern Alps of the West Coast, through the big, high water runs of South Otago and across the North Islands central volcanic plateau, they were reminded of their vunerability. These rivers demanded their humility, but yield so much achievement and peace in return.

Watch teaser HERE!


Cullowhee Falls

Posted in Other activities on May 1, 2012 by slchristy1

Dirty shoes!

Trail running along the West Fork of the Tuckasegee to Culllowhee Falls was awesome last week.

It was a shame I didn’t have my kayak, because it turn out the West Fork was running! It’s been a goal of mine to get on that run before I graduate.

Most water I've seen coming over Cullowhee Falls

I’m considering going out there again either tomorrow or Thursday. A little birdie told me it was running today! I hope to it keeps up, then I will meet my goal! We’ll see.

After the rain the trail was soft and the end result of seeing the falls made it all worth while! It was a nice change of pace.

Iker Beristain: Truchas combo

Posted in Whitewater on April 23, 2012 by slchristy1

A blog I wrote for Bomber Gear a few weeks ago: Iker Beristain: Truchas combo.



Posted in Whitewater on April 23, 2012 by slchristy1

You’re so much safer in your boat than out of it. Learn your roll and make it solid.

I’m working on getting that confidence back. I don’t know where it went!

Duo the fun

Posted in Whitewater on April 18, 2012 by slchristy1

The last time I ran the Cheoah River I went for a ride in Jackson kayak’s: Dynamic Duo. My partner in crime, Burton Greer, and I put on the Cheoah River for its second release this year. A Class IV+ river full of hydraulics, wave trains, and boofs.

Middle line at Bear Creek Falls

A duo is a two-person kayak, it’s such a long boat that it takes a lot of power to get where you need to go, especially in class IV waters. So teamwork is key, and communication a must.

Burton and I had no trouble until the very end of the run. We flipped and tried to both roll, then ended up swimming because we were unable to get upright. Looking back at the situation we both laugh and say we had too much confidence going into it. Next time!

MK in the big cities

Posted in Other activities on March 22, 2012 by slchristy1

MK’s PR team posting the “Mountain Khakis Introduces Stylish New Women’s Apparel Collection” release to PR NewsWire, the majority of stats are in and reflect a solid distribution of 252 domestic + int’l postings, including TV, business journals, newspapers, consumer pub’s, etc.  A total of 725M+ impressions!

Las Vegas

The best part – the images below are of the release caption that made the Times Square billboard rotation, as well as Las Vegas’!

Times Square

March 24 is Spring MK Day

Posted in Other activities with tags , , , , on March 22, 2012 by slchristy1

Mountain Khakis is declaring Saturday March, 24th as SPRING MK DAY! What does that mean? Welllllll, it’s a whole-lotta good for you because at participating dealers, all MK products will be $10 off.

For the one day online, at participating retailers, all MK products are $10 off (in stock items only).
Check out the link to participating dealers (this is a growing list but if you don’t see your local retailer on it, call them and tell them to participate. It isn’t too late!)

Click here to check out the goods!