Gresham, Oregon

I first met Pete a few years back on the North Santiam. I was soloing the Niagara section in my playboat, and he was getting ready to take some clients down Packsaddle in a raft. We started talking about boating, discovered that we were both part of that tiny subset of kayakers who prefer creekboating above all else. We have been paddling together ever since.

Pete owns Portland-based Blue Sky Rafting, which keeps him out of his kayak much of the spring and summer. That said, he makes up for it in the winter, paddling every weekend when the rain is falling.

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Photo Credits on this page: Pete drops the second part of Elk Lake Falls, just above the main gorge, photo by Jason Rackley