CALI Rush is a celebration of some of California's most adventurous and talented athletes and innovative companies that are in search of a more harmonious relationship with nature through sports, lifestyle, recreation and environmental technology. Join a modern day tribe of adventurers as they explore some of California's most wild and beautiful places in search of their own Green Rush. Come along on a multi sport adventure following the changing of the seasons through some of California's last wild places. CALI Rush features all human-powered sports that work in harmony with the flows of nature, don't rely on gasoline, and create the least amount of impact. By making small lifestyle changes and implementing the cleanest technologies possible these athletes prove you don't have to thrash the environment to have a good time. Shred Lightly. Recreate responsibly. Respect the landscape. Do the least harm. Leave the least trace. Find Harmony with the wild creatures. Seek the cleanest path. Live the change you want to see. Be the California Green Rush.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

The Last Descent

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Green Rush featured athlete Charlie Center is a professional kayaker and law student that has been featured in several Young Gun Production Kayaking films. This small town boy from California is known worldwide for running many first descents. Charlie is recognized as being one of the worlds greatest expedition kayakers. Charlie is also the owner of Caliproduct clothing and administrator of the popular web-site Charlie is a co-founder of Ebb and Flow Productions. They recently released their feature film, The Last Descent. Buy a copy today. All proceeds are donated to river protection.

The Last Descent is an epic movie. It Chronicals the adventures of some of the worlds best expedition kayakers on a one year journey around the world in search of epic white water, adventure and answers. Along the way they meet many local and indigoes people living sustainable lives along the rivers. This film helps bring to light the plight of these people who face relocation from the construction of new dams. The movie also shows some of the amazing white water and pristine river that will be drown and permanently altered after the construction of these dams.

All the rivers they floated have one thing in comon, Dams. For many rivers the damage has already been done. For other rivers there is still hope. The last free flowing rivers need to be protected. Small groups of people can make a difference. Here in California there has been many tragic stretches of river lost to the construction of Dams. All the rivers you see being kayaked in Green Rush end in dams. It's time to protect what we have left and preserve our last wild places. Right now a proposed Dam Expansion project threatens to destroy 4 miles of the Mokelumne River known as Middle Bar. Please help by joining the Foothill Conservancy in their fight to save this stretch with a national wild and scenic designation.

Mokelumne River - Wild and Scenic from Mikey Wier on Vimeo.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Josh Daiek rips

Josh Daiek Demo Reel from Ian Stout on Vimeo.

Check out local sick bird, Josh Daiek(Baby J). Josh rides out at Kirkwood and won the 2008 free-ride championship circuit. Josh is one of our featured skiers for the Green Rush movie and is not afraid to hike for his lines or to the top of a cliff to ski base jump off. This man has balls of steel. Demo reel filmed primarily and edited by Ian Stout of Vertica Productions. Check Ian and some of this other work out on Vimeo. Ian Stout on Vimeo