this is my friend trip jennings, who spearheaded this voyage. He and Kyle Dickman are working on the documentary as an independent study this term. It will be released in early June and will be made available to those wishing to hold a public screening. To see his other work, check out the epicocity project.
sam mackie hitting a drop in the inflateable kayak. believe it or not, he stayed in that thing.
just got back from three days on the illinois river in southern oregon. We were working on a documentary on the Biscuit Fire and the logging that has been initiated in our roadless wilderness. We used the river as a means to access an area that is otherwise only accessible by helicopter. 19 of us made the trip down thirty miles of raging water, including a U of O professor and the director of the cascadia wildlands project. We spent the days alternating between class 3 and 4 rapids and lessons in fire ecology, looking at matrix burn patterns, wilderness recovery, and talking about logging practices and their effect on the ecosystem.