Sponsors / Support

This Expedition would not be possible without the help of the following sponsors, Thank You to everyone who has helped make this a reality!

                                                     Gear Support

at-pictures-012AT Paddles – During the expedition two members of the team will be using the Xception SL Tour Carbon provided by AT Paddles. Check out their superior line of Touring & whitewater paddles at www.atpaddle.com



next_adventureNext Adventure has provided a long list of necessities that the team will need, especially in the cold climate of the Upper Columbia, including Marmot Never Summer Bags, Katadyn Water Filter Systems, and Wild Wasser kayak carts for those 14 long portages. Check out all Next Adventure has to offer at www.nextadventure.net


keenlogo_notag_109Keen Footwear has provided  the team with a pair of their Voyageur Mid for the rugged terrain along the Columbia River. Check out Keen’s full line of outdoor shoes at www.keenfootwear.com


Kokatat LogoKokatat is the reason we will not freeze to death on this expedition.  Based out of Arcata, California Kokatat supports and inspires adventure.  We will be rocking versions of their Expedition and Meridian dry suits, Polartec Dry Suit Liners, ProFIT Tour & Guide PFDs, as well as their Tributary Hydration System. Visit their site at www.kokatat.com


ns_neosport_scriptdrop_chrome_logoNeo Sport has supplied the team with the cold weather accessories needed including their Polyolefin LS3mm Pogie, & 1mm Helmet Liner. Check out the rest of their gear at www.neosportusa.com


sotar-inflatables-copySotar has generously donated a custom made 18′ Cataraft, Oars, and Dry bags for this expedition.  With extra D-Rings and reinforced tubes this craft is made for heavy loaded expeditions.  The ability to dissemble the Cataraft will come in extremely useful come time for the Dam portages.  Please visit their site at www.sotar.com


EchoEcho has supplied the team with the  frame needed for the Sotar Cataraft as well as a cooler and roll table.  For awesome rafting trips on the Rogue, MF Salmon, and Owyhee Rivers check out www.echotrips.com


                                                   Food Support

ti_logo_color-converted-copyTurtle Island Foods – Home of the famous Tofurky, Turtle Island Foods will supply the team with Tofurky Jurky & Deli Slices for the expedition. Check out their web site at www.tofurky.com



gt-logo-cmykGolden Temple has provided their Bulk Granola, Peace Cereal, and Yogi Tea to help during the 2 month expedition. Check out their web site at www.goldentemple.com



logoGorge Delights has generously donated a few cases of their Just Fruit Bars. Visit their web site at www.gorgedelights.com




                                                  Media Support

The trip will be documented with a DVD release expected in early 2010. Whitewater Cinematographers Cody Howard, of Huckin Huge Films, and Ryan Scott, creator of the Northwest Video Scrapbook DVD Series, will collaborate to bring you The Columbia Experience, a visual guide to the Source to Sea Expedition taking place March – April, 2009.

Keel Brightman will also be on the entire length of the trip bringing his creative eye to capture the tough moments the crew will encounter. Also accompanying the trip in various locations to help document will be Photographer Lana Young.





                                        Other support provided by


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