Team Bad Idea Raft Against the Odds

Written by Annika Lennarz and Christoph Schilling Annika out the gate: Day 1: Trucky Truck on fire After months of preparation involving hours and hours of fixing the raft, eating Fire Pizza, route planning, checking water levels, organizing schedules, and buying way too much food the night before, the Chilko rafting trip was finally going…

Team Bad Idea Hucks Some Waterfalls

Written by: The Voice of Reason, who loses all sense of reason when it comes to kayaking Kayaking in Oregon is amazing, a wonderful, wonderland of amazing creeks and rivers. Early on a mid-fall morning, a Canadian invasion of Portland took place. Five Canadians took the long drive from Vancouver and Vancouver Island to the…

Team Bad Idea Succumbs to Salad

  Who says no great story ever started with a salad? Well, lets see. The long weekend was approaching and after much discussion about possible plans with the raft, we decided to head south into the wondrous world of Washington whitewater. Armed with the guidebook from 1995, we set off. We hoped to beat the…

Team Bad Idea Swims the Upper Seymour

Writing and Drawings by Caitlin Schneider This is a long story, that happened before I was a member of this team, but ironically it was the same day the raft took its first adventure down the Capilano, so please bear with me.  I am writing this in hopes that maybe something can be learned for…

Team Bad Idea Soak in Style

as told by Caitlin Schneider, Voice of Reason with minor edits by Piotr Forysinski, FaffMaster (in the most positive meaning of the term imaginable)   14 nautical miles up Pitt Lake, and 21 kilometers up the Pitt River FSR, in the midst of the Great Woods, deep in a narrow canyon, on the very bank…

Team Bad Idea Defeats the Legend

Written by Christoph Schilling   Chapter I: The Calm Before the Storm It’s Friday evening before the long weekend. A crew of fearless people comes together yet again to pack The Raft in preparation for three days of white water rafting and floating through endless beautiful canyons. But what was planned to be a calm…