The long-awaited Canyon Creek Video!
This episode of WhitewaterTV features JoshuaBlu Gutierrez and United States Air Force veteran Micah Schauermann paddling a SOTAR prototype. The 11-foot prototype weighs just 41 pounds.
Paddle Teams: Rafting Magazine, SOTAR, Watershed drybags, and Kokopelli packrafts, the Lost Boys and Girls Paddle Crew.
Sponsored by: True Juice Organics
Ambassador for: Werner paddles, Aquaholics apparel, and Ash creek roasting
Guide for: Morrisons Rogue Wilderness
A Southern Oregon native, JoshuaBlu has an outdoor lifestyle in his blood and enjoys sports year-round. A self-professed “gear head” or “gram weenie,” he enjoys mountaineering, packrafting, mountain biking, rock climbing, bikepacking, rafting, and long-distance hikes.
“There’s no such thing as bad weather; just the wrong gear” is JoshuaBlu’s philosophy.
“Water is life. There is just something about it that calls to me. Water renews, restores, and replenishes my heart, mind, and soul. I want everyone to experience the same release of stress and anxiety that I do when standing next to, floating on, or especially in. WATER. I chase and yearn for the feeling of when your trip has just started, the sounds of nature slowly begin to creep into your mind and replace everything that you left behind, you take that first deep breath, and you realize this is what it’s all about! It’s something every boater experiences and has said to themselves. That first relieving breath is a breath like no other. That is why I boat. That is why I packraft. My main focus right now is to champion how accessible, affordable, and easy it is to get started in packrafting. No matter where you live, there is a company, model, size, and price that will fit into anyone’s backpack, desired use, and budget.” – JoshuaBlu Gutierrez
JoshuaBlu Gutierrez on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/joshuablu7
Micah Schauermann on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/yakadoo88/
Producer/Creator: Antoinette Lee Toscano
About Antoinette Lee Toscano: https://antoinettetoscano.com/about-me/
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