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Profile

Kevin Colburn
Missoula, MT
Phone: 406-543-1802
Kevin has been an avid whitewater boater for over 15 years, and has paddled rivers and creeks in almost every state with gradient. Raised in Pennsylvania, Kevin moved south to attend the University of North Carolina at Asheville where he earned a undergraduate degree in environmental studies, with an emphasis on field ecology. While at UNCA, Kevin co-founded the UNCA Paddling Club and avidly explored the regional steep creeks both on foot and in a kayak. Shortly after graduation Kevin headed west to the University of Montana to get a masters degree in environmental studies that was focused on stream restoration and ecology. Montana proved an excellent base to paddle wild multi-day rivers, and to playboat on the Clark Fork and Lochsa. In 2001, Kevin was hired as AW's Eastern Conservation and Access Associate to tackle several tough dam relicensings and other projects across the east. Based in Asheville again, Kevin quickly developed a skill set focused on river management, negotiation skills, natural resource law, and regulated river restoration. Kevin became AW's National Stewardship Director in 2005, and now lives in Missoula, MT.

Report - Reports by Kevin Colburn

Reports give the public a chance to report on river conditions throughout the country as well as log the history of a river.

Reports

When River/Gauge Subject Level Reporter
20d06h00m @Tuckasegee, West Fork Thorpe Dam to Thorpe Powerhouse on Tuckasegee Reservoir Looking down the big slide 0 cfs Kevin Colburn
20d06h00m @Tuckasegee, West Fork Thorpe Dam to Thorpe Powerhouse on Tuckasegee Reservoir Big slide at base flow 0 cfs Kevin Colburn
20d06h00m @Tuckasegee, West Fork Thorpe Dam to Thorpe Powerhouse on Tuckasegee Reservoir Lead in drop to the right line at the big slide 0 cfs Kevin Colburn
238d13h32m @New 15. New River Dries: Hawks Nest Dam to Gauley Bridge New River Dries Put In at 1000cfs 1000 cfs Kevin Colburn
239d11h32m @New 15. New River Dries: Hawks Nest Dam to Gauley Bridge Flow Study participants at Landslide Rapid, 500cfs 500 cfs Kevin Colburn
239d11h32m @New 15. New River Dries: Hawks Nest Dam to Gauley Bridge Rafting through the Boulders 500 cfs Kevin Colburn
239d13h32m @New 15. New River Dries: Hawks Nest Dam to Gauley Bridge Creeky optional line at 500cfs. 500 cfs Kevin Colburn
239d13h32m @New 15. New River Dries: Hawks Nest Dam to Gauley Bridge New River Dies Put-In 500 cfs Kevin Colburn
312d10h46m @Dearborn 1) Upper (carry up 4 miles from end of Dearborn Canyon Road) Dearborn at 265 cfs 265 cfs Kevin Colburn
330d09h09m @Buffalo Fork Lower Buffalo Fork's forbidden section 0 cfs Kevin Colburn
1y48d04h31m @Chattooga Chattooga Cliffs - Grimshawes Bridge to Bull Pen Bridge Welcome to the Chattooga Wild and Scenic River 0 cfs Kevin Colburn
1y170d11h19m @McDonald Creek Going to the Sun Roadside McDonald Creek in the Fall 0 cfs Kevin Colburn
1y173d08h42m @New 15. New River Dries: Hawks Nest Dam to Gauley Bridge New River Dries and Hawks Nest Dam 0 cfs Kevin Colburn
1y184d09h35m @Lewis River Canyon [WY] Bedrock Series on the Lewis n/a Kevin Colburn
1y287d05h17m @Smith Creek Smith Creek Bridge to above Smith Creek Falls Below the Portage 325 cfs Kevin Colburn
1y287d07h45m @Smith Creek Smith Creek Bridge to above Smith Creek Falls Smith Creek 0 cfs Kevin Colburn
1y287d07h50m @Smith Creek Smith Creek Bridge to above Smith Creek Falls Smith Creek Goods 325 cfs Kevin Colburn
1y300d03h59m @Smith Creek Smith Creek Bridge to above Smith Creek Falls The Portage 325 cfs Kevin Colburn
1y300d04h37m @Smith Creek Smith Creek Bridge to above Smith Creek Falls good Clean Whitewater 325 cfs Kevin Colburn
1y300d04h41m @Smith Creek Smith Creek Bridge to above Smith Creek Falls Nice Smith Creek Rapid 325 cfs Kevin Colburn

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Photos


Looking down the big slide

Detail Trip Report  Looking down the big slide  @Tuckasegee, West Fork Thorpe Dam to Thorpe Powerhouse on Tuckasegee Reservoir, (508.67KB .jpeg)

Big slide at base flow

Detail Trip Report  Big slide at base flow  @Tuckasegee, West Fork Thorpe Dam to Thorpe Powerhouse on Tuckasegee Reservoir, (412.90KB .jpeg)

Lead in drop to the right line at the big slide

Detail Trip Report  Lead in drop to the right line at the big slide  @Tuckasegee, West Fork Thorpe Dam to Thorpe Powerhouse on Tuckasegee Reservoir, (453.04KB .jpeg)

Dearborn at 265 cfs

Detail Trip Report  Dearborn at 265 cfs  @Dearborn 1) Upper (carry up 4 miles from end of Dearborn Canyon Road), (2.90MB .jpeg)

New River Dries Put In at 1000cfs

Detail Trip Report  New River Dries Put In at 1000cfs  @New 15. New River Dries: Hawks Nest Dam to Gauley Bridge, (3.18MB .jpeg)

Flow Study participants at Landslide Rapid, 500cfs

Detail Trip Report  Flow Study participants at Landslide Rapid, 500cfs  @New 15. New River Dries: Hawks Nest Dam to Gauley Bridge, (2.87MB .jpeg)

Rafting through the Boulders

Detail Trip Report  Rafting through the Boulders  @New 15. New River Dries: Hawks Nest Dam to Gauley Bridge, (3.23MB .jpeg)

Creeky optional line at 500cfs.

Detail Trip Report  Creeky optional line at 500cfs.  @New 15. New River Dries: Hawks Nest Dam to Gauley Bridge, (3.07MB .jpeg)

New River Dies Put-In

Detail Trip Report  New River Dies Put-In  @New 15. New River Dries: Hawks Nest Dam to Gauley Bridge, (2.94MB .jpeg)

Buffalo Fork's forbidden section

Detail Trip Report  Buffalo Fork's forbidden section  @Buffalo Fork Lower, (2.73MB .jpeg)

Welcome to the Chattooga Wild and Scenic River

Detail Trip Report  Welcome to the Chattooga Wild and Scenic River  @Chattooga Chattooga Cliffs - Grimshawes Bridge to Bull Pen Bridge, (5.14MB .jpeg)

McDonald Creek in the Fall

Detail Trip Report  McDonald Creek in the Fall  @McDonald Creek Going to the Sun Roadside, (3.76MB .psd)


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