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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
57h39m @Teton Highway 33 Bridge to Spring Hollow (South of France) [ID] Paddle out after Bitch Creek n/a Kevin Colburn
6d07h11m @Madison 3) Beartrap Canyon: Madison Dam to Route 84 Adam Elliott near the put in 0 cfs Kevin Colburn
6d07h11m @Madison 3) Beartrap Canyon: Madison Dam to Route 84 The dam and diversion pipe from the upper put in. 0 cfs Kevin Colburn
6d07h11m @Madison 3) Beartrap Canyon: Madison Dam to Route 84 Big canyon views in Beartrap. 0 cfs Kevin Colburn
6d07h16m @Madison 3) Beartrap Canyon: Madison Dam to Route 84 Susan finishing Double Drop in the bypassed reach. 0 cfs Kevin Colburn
6d07h16m @Madison 3) Beartrap Canyon: Madison Dam to Route 84 Looking downstream at Kitchen Sink at 1900cfs. 0 cfs Kevin Colburn
6d07h16m @Madison 3) Beartrap Canyon: Madison Dam to Route 84 Looking upstream from the bottom of Kitchen Sink at 1900 0 cfs Kevin Colburn
6d07h16m @Madison 3) Beartrap Canyon: Madison Dam to Route 84 Pelicans on Beartrap Canyon 0 cfs Kevin Colburn
6d07h16m @Madison 3) Beartrap Canyon: Madison Dam to Route 84 Adam Elliott in Kitchen Sink at 1900cfs. 0 cfs Kevin Colburn
17d03h39m @Bitch Creek Highway 32 Bridge (near Wyoming line) to Teton River Bottom half of Driscoll's Drop @ 2300cfs 2300 cfs Kevin Colburn
17d09h48m @Bitch Creek Highway 32 Bridge (near Wyoming line) to Teton River Curtis on Z-Slot at 2300 2300 cfs Kevin Colburn
17d09h48m @Bitch Creek Highway 32 Bridge (near Wyoming line) to Teton River Looking downstream below Z-Slot @ 2300 2300 cfs Kevin Colburn
17d09h48m @Bitch Creek Highway 32 Bridge (near Wyoming line) to Teton River Awesome Bitch Creek scenery 2300 cfs Kevin Colburn
17d09h48m @Bitch Creek Highway 32 Bridge (near Wyoming line) to Teton River Midpoint drop of Driscoll's Drop @ 2300 2300 cfs Kevin Colburn
18d02h20m @Falls 2. Concrete CCC Bridge to Kirkham Bridge Last big rapid on the Falls River 1000 cfs Kevin Colburn
18d02h20m @Falls 2. Concrete CCC Bridge to Kirkham Bridge Low basalt canyon on Falls River 1000 cfs Kevin Colburn
18d02h20m @Falls 2. Concrete CCC Bridge to Kirkham Bridge Fun wave trains on the Falls River 1000 cfs Kevin Colburn
18d02h20m @Falls 2. Concrete CCC Bridge to Kirkham Bridge Great rapids for eddy hopping on the Falls River 1000 cfs Kevin Colburn
18d02h20m @Falls 2. Concrete CCC Bridge to Kirkham Bridge Falls River during the 2017 Packrafting Roundup 1000 cfs Kevin Colburn
84d03h38m @Gravel Creek Gravel Creek Glacier to Matanuska River [AK] Flying into Gravel Creek n/a Kevin Colburn

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Photos


Last big rapid on the Falls River

Detail Trip Report  Last big rapid on the Falls River  @Falls 2. Concrete CCC Bridge to Kirkham Bridge, (6.72MB .jpeg)

Low basalt canyon on Falls River

Detail Trip Report  Low basalt canyon on Falls River  @Falls 2. Concrete CCC Bridge to Kirkham Bridge, (6.42MB .jpeg)

Fun wave trains on the Falls River

Detail Trip Report  Fun wave trains on the Falls River  @Falls 2. Concrete CCC Bridge to Kirkham Bridge, (6.12MB .jpeg)

Great rapids for eddy hopping on the Falls River

Detail Trip Report  Great rapids for eddy hopping on the Falls River  @Falls 2. Concrete CCC Bridge to Kirkham Bridge, (6.29MB .jpeg)

Falls River during the 2017 Packrafting Roundup

Detail Trip Report  Falls River during the 2017 Packrafting Roundup  @Falls 2. Concrete CCC Bridge to Kirkham Bridge, (6.63MB .jpeg)

Paddle out after Bitch Creek

Detail Trip Report  Paddle out after Bitch Creek  @Teton Highway 33 Bridge to Spring Hollow (South of France), ID(4.64MB .jpeg)

Curtis on Z-Slot at 2300

Detail Trip Report  Curtis on Z-Slot at 2300  @Bitch Creek Highway 32 Bridge (near Wyoming line) to Teton River, (4.97MB .jpeg)

Looking downstream below Z-Slot @ 2300

Detail Trip Report  Looking downstream below Z-Slot @ 2300  @Bitch Creek Highway 32 Bridge (near Wyoming line) to Teton River, (4.86MB .jpeg)

Awesome Bitch Creek scenery

Detail Trip Report  Awesome Bitch Creek scenery  @Bitch Creek Highway 32 Bridge (near Wyoming line) to Teton River, (4.95MB .jpeg)

Bottom half of Driscoll's Drop @ 2300cfs

Detail Trip Report  Bottom half of Driscoll's Drop @ 2300cfs  @Bitch Creek Highway 32 Bridge (near Wyoming line) to Teton River, (4.69MB .jpeg)

Midpoint drop of Driscoll's Drop @ 2300

Detail Trip Report  Midpoint drop of Driscoll's Drop @ 2300  @Bitch Creek Highway 32 Bridge (near Wyoming line) to Teton River, (4.94MB .jpeg)

Adam Elliott near the put in

Detail Trip Report  Adam Elliott near the put in  @Madison 3) Beartrap Canyon: Madison Dam to Route 84, (6.57MB .jpeg)


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