Outdoor Gear

What's Hatchenin on the Yough'? April 14, 2011Continuing rainfall will keep the Yough high and off color. Releases at the dam will taper off so you may find some success up at Confluence. The remainder of the Youghiogheny will be difficult to fish for opening day.The...

Upper Yough Rafting Season 2011 Upper Yough season is here again and tomorrow is the first scheduled release.  The releases scheduled for April are Fridays 15th , 22nd and 29th.   Monday and Saturday releases start in May so now is the time to book your upper yough trip!!Release...

It’s creeking season now and the full on kayaking season is upon us.  One of the best parts about getting ready for the season is breaking out and going through gear and finding reasons to replace that old gear. A lot of kayaking gear is...

I never thought it would happen. But it just did: Vibram Five Fingers are in-stock. And I really want to dislike them.They're a shoe that simulates not wearing a shoe. Bare-feet are free, these are not.The name doesn't even make sense. I could understand FiveFinger gloves,...

We've had some warmer weather and Upper Yough releases this past weekend with more warm weather coming this week. However winter isn't over yet and your in luck if you need some winter gear!...

This week has been awesome for winter weather. The storm this week has dropped 20 inches so far. I’d like to tell you where the good pow stashes are but there are no friends on a powder day, especially with our limited resources around here....

The new year is bringing some warm weather to western pa this weekend.   The snow melt and little bit of rain should provide some great New Years day boating in the region.  Even though the forecast is calling for temperatures in the 50's, it...

The snow is here and the staff is skiing. It's still a little thin out there, but there is enough to hit the trails. If you have rock skis - you might want to bring those. I haven't had the stomach to actually look at...

New for 2011 in the Pyranha line up is the Varun(God of Rain).  I recently had the chance to try the Varun on a quick loop run and I’m pretty impressed with it. This is basically a do it all boat; it’s a river running...

As a long time Jefe paddler who's just tried the new Burn, I couldn't help but want to do a side by side comparison. They're very different boats so this should be easy, but also hopefully helpful to those of you who don't understand some...