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Old 02-14-2009   #1
Seattle, Washington
Paddling Since: 1998
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 78
Columbia River Source to Sea

Hi Everyone,

Beginning March 1st.

1,300 miles, 50 days, 14 dams, horrendous headwinds, huge ships, and nearly all flatwater.

Join Keel Brightman, Ryan Scott, & Paul Gamache for the Columbia Experience.

Benefiting: American Whitewater, Columbia Riverkeeper, and Sun Catchers Project.

Supported by: Adventure Technology, Cali Product, Echo, Golden Temple, Gorgehits, Huckin Huge, Keen, Kokatat, Neosport, Next Adventure, Paddle Humboldt, River Drifters, River Hardware, Sotar, Turtle Island Foods.

More info at

For those of you who like to bet on pain, suffering, and failure we have put together a little wager for everyone.

* Given the time, length, exposure, dams, portages, ect….there is a lot of skepticism on if the team will make. So the bets have been arranged, Who will drop out first? All proceeds go to the above organizations!!!

* If you are correct and your paddler drops out first, you are entered into a raffle to win $50, a copy of Northwest Scrapbook #8 and a copy of Huckin Huge’s film THE RISEN SUN!
* Bets are in $10 increments. Up the quantity if you would like to bet more!!!

To enter into the Bet: The Columbia Experience - Donations Page

If no one drops out and we all complete the expedition, everyone who bet (regardless of who for) will be entered into the raffle. Likewise if we all bail.

You can also make donations at this page as well.

Thank you for your interest and support!

We will be providing live feeds and keep the site updated via a SPOT tracker if you would like to track our progress.

Feel free to email us at if you have any questions or anything.

Parties & Film Premiers along the way:

Kennewick WA, April 11th
Hood River OR, April 18th
Cal-Salmon Nordheimer Race Post Exp Party, May 1-3
(more details on these coming soon).

Have fun,


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Old 02-14-2009   #2
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That is one of the coolest missions ever. Ingenious way to prey on the risk taking/gambling personalities of paddlers while raising money for a worthy cause! Big ups to ya Paul, lots of respect for pushing the limits of our sport on all fronts while raising awareness. I am in.
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