Canoe & Kayak - March 2012
28 January, 2012 10:47 PM
This past spring the Yellowstone River hit flood stage after a long wet Montana winter; run-off caused the river to spike which created great surfing. However, downriver in eastern Montana was dealing with the repercussions of the high-off as the Yellowstone out ran it's banks bursting an oil pipeline, flooding fields and near by homes.
I was contacted by the Canoe & Kayak Magazine to team up with Editor-at-Large Alan Kesselheim to document the day to day around the Yellowstone, as well as it's iconic contrast of beauty and destruction along it's banks. "Alan had twice paddled the entire navigable length of the Yellowstone with his family, camping along the way and has spent a week hiking to the headwaters in northern Wyoming."
It was a great opportunity - Alan had a wealth of knowledge about the river which he shared with me throughout the assignment on the road to his favorite bends and corners of the Yellowstone River and during the early summer months it was hanging out with my roommate and friends trying to find unique angles to document a sport I am fairly new too.
Big thanks to Dave and the crew at Canoe & Kayak for supporting the vision.