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Matthew Geyer
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What kind of Paddling are you into?
Sea Kayaking, Sit-on-top Kayaks, Flatwater (Lakes and mellow rivers), River Running, Creek Boating, Canoes, Surf Kayaking
What boats do you own? (kayaks, canoes, rafts, etc.)
a 15 foot Grumman canoe, a Carolina and an arc (both Perception boats), a SOT and a Necky Eskia.
Favorite place to paddle?
Estuary, harbor and along CA coast. Rivers and creeks
Most memorable paddle?
is yet to come
How long have you been paddling?
6-10 years

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Camp Sawpi on Santa Margarita Lake

Santa Margarita Lake is a no-contact reservoir in San Luis Obispo County. When at capacity it boasts 22 miles of shoreline. There are two boat-in camps that give one access to the back country.



Posted on November 3, 2012 at 8:40pm

Canoeing the Salton Sea

My friend Chris Popp and I decided to explore the greater Salton Sea by canoe. Not a lot is published on the paddling down there. I mange to find a couple trip reports from four or five years ago. Wonder how things are now?…


Posted on October 11, 2012 at 9:30pm — 2 Comments

the Santa Rosa Creek run_trip report


Santa Rosa Creek in Cambria_Trip Report / Date of descent: 11 January 2011


The run: put-in at the first pull-out on Santa Rosa Creek Road (off Main Street) and run all the way to the Pacific Ocean at Moonstone Beach.1 mandatory portage.



Posted on January 12, 2011 at 11:00am

the San Luis Creek run

Trip Report on SLO Creek_Monday, 20 December 2010 by Matthew Geyer



Posted on December 28, 2010 at 7:37am — 4 Comments

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At 9:01pm on January 9, 2011, Andy Needles said…

Matt- I've spent lots of time poking around rivers and creeks and Lakes in Central CA, including the headwaters of the San Antonio- creek walking and swimming the wild and senic section of the Arroyo Seco (a three day trip with dry bags only), climbs up alder creek, carpoforo, salmon creek, in big sur.  I also like creek walks up in upper lopez.


I try to walk/crawl/swin the arroyo seco every summer-  we bring about 20 lbs of gear in dry bags, and forage crayfish and trout along the way- sleep on sandbars.  There are great waterfalls, some water slides and general river wildness to experience- no boats, just your feet and your swimming ability.  Its a great three day trip- starts from indians station and ends at the horse bridge on the lower arryo seco.


The big thing that limits my trips is my two year old daughter, a full time job and a second part time job, so trips are few and far between. 

The Naci trip looks great!!! Where did you put in???   What kept you from portaging around the brush pile and getting all the way to the narrows??

At 1:31pm on January 7, 2011, Michael Boucherie said…

Thanks Matthew, really appreciate the input!


At 9:06am on January 7, 2011, Andy Needles said…
Yes- It was good to be back on a river after being off of them for over 7 years. (been mostly doing ocean stuff)

We went from Sycamore Ave Atasc- to just south of Templeton by the HS- there are some nice bedrock bumps, between Sycamore Ave, and the 41 bridge where you put in.

I think 14 ft @ the gauge is about the lowest you can float it- It was mellow and fun- also we wandered around the gravel bars and found a great rock with whalebone fossils in it too!! Next time, I want to float it from the rocky canyon crossing.
At 7:54pm on January 2, 2011, Andy Needles said…

Thanks for the news- it looks as though the Salinas will be @ around 600-700 CFS- a bit bony/brushing  but possibly doable.    We would probably do it in a canoe.  Was it doable at the lower levels, except for the pipe-strainer???


I used to do multiday trips down simialr year round brushy, rapid rivers in Oregon (Mackensie, Willamette).  You are on the aqua-conveyer belt, and you are just trying to get out of the way of whats in front of you.  We would do 30 miles easily,  just riding the water- 

At 9:03am on December 22, 2010, Doug Roberts said…
At 9:32pm on February 8, 2010, Matthew Geyer said…
Sounds like our ol' Salinas has subsided. The bush wacking is hard work but good on ya for not letting that stop the spirit of adventure. Eager to see the photos and trip report. Post it up man!!!! Woo Hoo!!!!
At 3:45pm on February 8, 2010, Victor Cabatuan said…
Hey Matt,
We were hoping you'd join us up the Salinas yesterday.........
We started uder the Santa Clara bridge at the end of Santa Clara St. in Atacadero. Started out nicelywater was moving about 2-3 miles an hour for about1 mile then we started bush wack'n as the river turned into a 5ft - 8ft wide fast moving stream actual white water and elevation changes 2 -3 ft. drops over large rocks and shooting between chunks of concrete ducking under branches and skimming past the vegetation growth. At times the Salinas would widen to 12 or 14 ft then narrow down again. Like you had mentioned, it turned into a class lll at times. It was great...We all loved it. We as in Tiffany, Kathy, Doug and I. So much more but gotta run......
At 1:43pm on February 7, 2009, John Bonaventure said…
Matthew, you'll need to come down to Pismo and surf with us. Thurs. thru Sunday,most od the time.



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