Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Paddling to Protect Our Precious Waterways

In the summer of 2013, I had the pleasure along with, Werner Paddles to help sponsor a group of guys with
a mission, a mission to bring awareness to protecting rivers in the Northern Yukon, Northwest Territories and Alaska.  As the guys said, "we didn’t want to just complete it (a massive paddling trip); we wanted it to mean something."  Paddle For The North they are Gabe Rivest, Simon Lucas, Scott Stinton, Michah Rauguth, Matt Holmes and DD aka. Alexandre Deschenes-Denomme!

On July 3rd they set out on a 1500km adventure that we take them on the Hart, Peel, Rat, Bell, Porcupine and Yukon Rivers - sometimes going UPSTREAM!!!  See the map of their route HERE.

Armed with their beautiful and lightweight Werner Carbon Bandits they had one hell of an adventure and they documented their entire trip.

In the fall of 2014, they will premier their paddling documentary in Whitehorse, Yukon and then hopefully around the world.

Here is teaser...

Trip leader Gabe, gave a presentation at the Yukon College in Whitehorse, here's the link if you would like to check it out.

We know these guys won't be sitting still for long and we are exciting about the possibility of working with them again but with more of our awesome brands!!!!

Looking forward to my next trip the Yukon!!!

Green River, UT

Green River, UT
Photo: Shawna Franklin