Sunny Snowy SUP

A different kind of powder day. It is pretty special to be on the river in the winter with all the snow. Enjoy this edit from the Mighty Big Wood River in Ketchum,Idaho. Music by Natural Roots. Thanks for watching.

Sunny Snowy SUP from Danny Irie Walton on Vimeo.

Ida-pow

Enjoy the first instalment of Ida-pow video series.  Great skiing conditions at Sun Valley Resort and Ketchum front country!

 

Ida-pow from Danny Irie Walton on Vimeo.

Opening Day at Sun Valley

So so stoked to be back on snow!  The mountain opened on Thanksgiving and I was lucky enough to be on the 1st gondola early up at 8:30.  Nothing like standing on the top of Baldy with nobody there.  The conditions were perfect cordaroy and untracked 8 inches of freshies.  Perfect way to kick off the season and my first run. Give Thanks!

 

Opening Day Sun Valley 11-26-15 from Danny Irie Walton on Vimeo.

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I am super stoked for the mountain to open on Thanksgiving!  It has been great to see some early season snow and watch Baldy transform to winter.  Everything is in place for a great season!  Plus, I am super proud to be featured in Sun Valley Resorts winter ski ads.  This marks the 2nd winter I’ve been featured by Sun Valley (also 2010).  The ads have run in Freeskier, Skiing,Ski, The Skier’s Journal and others.  I am also on the 80th season brochure and trail map. The photo was taken by Jon Mancuso.  Be sure to check out Jon’s sweet site http://www.jonmancuso.com/

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SUP Video Destination~Redfish Lake, ID

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Located in the heart of the Sawtooth National Recreation Area, Redfish Lake is named for the brilliant Sockeye Salmon that once returned from the Pacific Ocean in such massive quantities that the lake shimmered red during spawning season. Sadly, these fish are now on the endangered species list.  In the fall when supping you can see a few of these beautiful fish that have been trucked in to spawn.

One of my favorite paddles is a lap around Redfish Lake. It is about 9.7 miles when you circumnavigate.  The lake sits at 6,500 feet and is surrounded by 10,000 foot peaks.

Enjoy this edit from July.

Stand Up Paddleboarding at Redfish Lake from Danny Irie Walton on Vimeo.

Paddling with Dad~Sawtooth Lakes

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I have been thinking about my Dad a lot this summer.  Being in Bali and spending so much time on the water this summer has allowed me time to feel his presence.  He is always there looking after me.  I always loved telling him about my different adventures and he would just laugh and with his beaming smile.  Man, he sure loved to laugh.

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My Dad had some great sayings…”talk is cheap”,  “you got to want it” and “finish strong”.  Dad would have been 79 this year.  In honour of his birthday I paddled the Sawtooth lakes.  I love you buddy.

Stanley Lake=2.4, Redfish Lake=9.7, Petit Lake=4.5, Alturus=4.7

Total 21.3 miles

 

SUP Video Destination~Mighty Big Wood River,ID

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The SUP white water season kicks off with the spring run off.  This time of year allows one to sup the Big Wood River.  The Big Wood River is a really beautiful river that not many people get to float.  Generally, the river is way too shallow except the spring to early June.  It has been describes as Class 2+ with class 5 consequences due to the lack of eddies to pull over and the amount of wood.  I have a nice route from West Ketchum to the Greenhorn Bridge.  This is a fun 9 mile paddle.

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Mighty Big Wood River SUP from Danny Irie Walton on Vimeo.

Snow Valley 3/24/15

It finally snowed after going two month with any new snow.  Give thanks Ullr for the 4 inches of fresh. I love telemark skiing!

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Snow Valley 3/24/15 from Danny Irie Walton on Vimeo.

POW for Christmas!

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Christmas treats came to Idaho!  Yes, we were greeted with a fresh foot Christmas morning!  We are off to a great start this season.  Hopefully, Ullr keeps on blessing us with freshies.  Here are a few shots from Jon Mancuso www.jonmancuso.com

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Jon Mancuso Photography

Jon Mancuso Photography

Jon Mancuso Photography

 

Water Niceness Slideshow

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As we are blessed with the first snow of the season it is time to give thanks for some great time on the water!  Enjoy this slide show of images captured via stand up paddleboard this year.  All images were taken in Idaho and Washington.

CLICK HERE FOR SLIDE-SHOW  http://flipagram.com/f/LGSVR68Goi

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