Author Archive for Bryson White

Bryson is our resident river rat. He was a commercial rafting guide for 8 years on the Snake River in Jackson, Wyoming, and the Salmon River in Idaho. He also taught the whitewater kayaking course at Utah State University for a few years and is the organizer of the Black Canyon Whitewater Festival in Grace, Idaho. Bryson was born on the Wasatch Front and after a stint out east is excited to be back in Beehive State. In addition to kayaking and rafting he loves to climb, ski, and pretend to be a farmer on his family fruit and dairy farm in Willard.

Jackson Karma Kayak review

Jackson Karma in Boo Boo

In 2012, Jackson Kayak released the newest member of its fleet, the Karma. I’ve been dying ever since to take it for a spin and finally got to do so a few times this spring, once on a release of the Black Canyon…

Kayaking Sixth Water Creek

Marc Nelson drops into gorge at Sixth Water Creek. Photo - Bryson White,

There is exactly one class V creek in Utah that runs everyday of the year (if you can get to it): Sixth Water Creek. It’s steep (dropping 250 feet per mile), short (less than a half-mile long), and usually has…

Where to learn to kayak in Utah

Photo - Bryson White,

If you’ve ever wanted to learn to kayak, 2013 is shaping up to be a prime year. A good winter of skiing like this is sure to bring a decent spring runoff for paddling. And fortunately for you, there are…

Rafting Westwater Canyon

The view from our lunch spot on the first day of rafting Westwater Canyon. (Photo: Bryson White -

Utah has no shortage of excellent whitewater rafting runs, but few are as accessible as Westwater Canyon. Westwater is the first canyon the Colorado River flows through after it crosses the Utah border. It’s the quintessential desert river trip: beautiful…