Back For More: Check out NRS Flowstate!

-

- Advertisment -

Getting the flow state. That’s the mantra being preached by NRS, which is halfway through the second season of its popular Flowstate video series, put together by hard charger Brendan Wells. In all, it will feature six episodes, all epic and big from Alaska, produced by Wells’ Mountain Mind Media.

NRS Flowstate
Flowstate producer Brendan Wells succinctly summing up their situation on the Sustina.

“Flowstate, Season 2 is a culmination of a decade of research, scout missions and failed expeditions in America’s Last Frontier,” says NRS’s Ashely Peel. “With a rotating cast of Class V kayakers and skilled bush plane pilots, this time Brendan returns to Alaska for a season of first descents and second attempts with all the bushwhacking shenanigans and glacier margs we loved in season one.”

Episode 1: Devil’s Canyon of the Susitna  

“We ended up running the sneak of the sneak line.”

A Class V classic and part of Alaska’s triple crown of expedition kayaking, Devil’s Canyon is a tight gorge on the Susitna River. Although the first descent occurred back in the 1970s and many paddlers have descended the gorge since, few have taken the time to capture as much footage as Wells and his crew did for this episode.

“So far it’s exceeding our expectations … and pucker factor.”

From an open-mic night in Talkeetna, the crew secures a bush pilot willing to fly them into the top of the canyon. From there, in true expedition-kayaking style, the paddlers navigate tundra, high flows, burly portages and burlier rapids.

 

“If it had a name, it’s big…”

Episode 2: Skolai Creek

On this one, Episode 2 of Season 2, Wells and company tackle Skolai Creek, a tributary to the Copper River, one of the most popular rafting runs in the Wrangells.

There’s a reason few paddlers challenge its glacial-fed whitewater, says Wells. With warm temps actively melting the glaciers feeding into this trib, high flows on day one force Wells and company to portage more than paddle. Over six days, the paddlers hopscotch between runnable rapids and massive, unrunnable waterfalls with hopes to paddle from the top of Skolai Creek, past the confluence of Frederika creek and into Nizina Lake.

Link to YouTube playlist: https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLqAWcG4wIk6MH7WYlJJJEhuvxxlMKiqIF

 

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

- Advertisement -

Latest news

Jimmy Blakeney on TAHE’s Acquisition of BIC Sport

Last year, after more than 40 years as a French-made watersports icon, BIC Sport merged with Tahe Outdoors to...

6 Days/6 Rivers: A Costa Rican Kayaking Odyssey with Amazing Vacations

“Buenas Lineas,” says our guide Arnaldo Cespedes. “Good lines.” We just finished scouting a Class IV rapid called Robin Hood...

2021 Photo Contest Entries Are In

2021 Photo Contest Entries 2021 was a great year to get out and paddle. Check out some of the incredible...

Win a pair of Loyak water shoes from Astral

    More sweepstakes from Astral Win a BirdDog PFD from Astral Win an Astral E-Ronny PFD  
- Advertisement -

It’s River Permit Time: 10 Tips from our Friends at CKS!

The Selway. Middle Fork. Yampa. Lodore. Deso/Gray. San Juan. Cataract. Salt. Grand. Those are just a few of the...

Don’t Moose Out…Photo Caption Contest Winners!

Well, the results are in from our most recent Photo Caption Contest, this time witticisms relating to a Bullwinkle...

Must read

6 Days/6 Rivers: A Costa Rican Kayaking Odyssey with Amazing Vacations

“Buenas Lineas,” says our guide Arnaldo Cespedes. “Good lines.” We...

Jimmy Blakeney on TAHE’s Acquisition of BIC Sport

Last year, after more than 40 years as a...
- Advertisement -
- Advertisement -

You might also likeRELATED
Recommended to you