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11/3/98 to 06/24/99


Dagger VengeanceClick!
New Dagger Vengeance - 06/24/99

New Dagger Vengeance - 06/24/99

A side profile shot of Dagger's new playboat, the Vengeance. (Holly is smiling 'cause she had so much fun paddling it in the Park.) Here's a shot of Team D paddler Dustin Knapp in a Vengeance at the Kern Festival rodeo. Brother Brandon Knapp won the event in a Vengeance.

Crossroads School at Dome RockClick!
Crossroads School at Dome Rock - 05/30/99

Crossroads School at Dome Rock - 05/30/99

A group from Crossroads School of Santa Monica, CA, enjoying a hike/climb on top of Dome Rock, in the Sequoia National Forest just north of Kernville. Sierra South runs a 3-5 day outdoor program for schools, youth groups, and others. For more information see Custom Programs and Kid's River Camp.

Kern Fishing SpotClick!
Kern Fishing Spot - 05/17/99

Kern Fishing Spot - 05/17/99

This RiverPhoto (taken by Tom Moore) is of a "secret" fishing spot on the Kern.

Ann Beman and Marc VernonClick!
Marc Vernon and Ann Beman - 05/23/99

Marc Vernon and Ann Beman - 05/23/99

Marc Vernon and Ann Beman exchanged wedding vows on the old Johnsondale Bridge above the Kern River May 23, 1999. Marc is the head kayak instructor for Sierra South, while his lovely bride Ann is a writer for Paddler, River, the Kern Valley Sun, and many other adventure journals. The newlyweds will continue to live in their comfy wood home in Kernville after a honeymoon in the Sierra. Our congratulations to both of them.

Kern Festival SlalomClick!
Kern Festival Slalom - 04/18/99

Sierra South's very own Holly Lazzaretto, looking down the slalom course and preparing for her next move. The photo was taken by Dan Ocampo during Sunday's T. J. Slalom Classic.

Kern Festival Slalom PhotosClick!
Kern Festival Slalom - 04/17/99

Kern Festival Slalom - 04/17/99

C2 Regional Qualifier winners Norwood Scott and Charlie Albright crank through 13. More slalom, downriver and rodeo photos can be browsed in the Kern Festival 1999 Photo Database.

Kern Festival NOWR RodeoClick!
Kern Festival NOWR Rodeo - 04/16/99

Kern Festival NOWR Rodeo - 04/16/99

Dan Menten throwin' a wavewheel with a grab in the Savage Maniac. More Rodeo pics.

Chamise Gorge WaterfallClick!
Waterfall - Chamise Gorge - 04/01/99

Waterfall - Chamise Gorge - 04/01/99

Karl Sackinger correctly guessed the location of this short-lived Kern area waterfall. We created it for a new Nissan X-Terra commercial due out in May '99. The rapid is actually a rock launch in Chamise Gorge. We rigged three heavy-duty water pumps up to the top of the rock and turned them on. The kayaker is Landon Lipke of Kernville, a Sierra South Instructor. Landon made the jump 6 times. All for Hollywood. Also look for Kernville locals flipping a raft in this exciting commercial. Barry Tessman, Tom Moore, Katharine Haines, Peter Wiechers, & Adam Nielson. Filmed on location at Brush Creek rapid on the Limestone section of the Upper Kern March 29, 1999.

WaterfallClick!
Waterfall - Somewhere on the Kern - 04/01/99

Waterfall - Somewhere on the Kern - 04/01/99

Local boater Landon Lipke grabbed the first descent of this short-lived drop.

Limestone Scenery - N.F. Kern RiverClick!
Limestone - NF Kern River - 03/07/99

Limestone - NF Kern River - 03/07/99

Crystal clear water and beautiful scenery on the Limestone Run on the N.F. Kern River.

Brett Valle- Dagger MedievalClick!
Medieval on Limestone - 03/07/99

Medieval on Limestone - 03/07/99

Brett Valle doing a cartwheel in an eddy on Limestone. Check out Brett's review of the Medieval on boof.com. Here's a few more photos of the Medieval on Limestone. Photo © 1999 Gary Valle.

Sierra South Store StaffClick!
Lake Isabella - 02/28/99

Lake Isabella - 02/28/99

Some of the smilin' folk that will be helping you in our Outfitter's Store in Kernville this year.

Kernville SnowClick!
Kernville, California - 01/27/99

Kernville, California - 01/27/99

The view as you come into town.

Kern River @ Riverside Park - 01/25/99Click!
Kern River @ Riverside Park - 01/25/99

Kern River @ Riverside Park - 01/25/99

Not too many boaters in the park on this day. Remember this shot when it's 100 degrees in the shade!

Snow in Riverside ParkClick!
Riot Glide @ Riverside Park - 01/20/99

Riot Glide @ Riverside Park - 01/20/99

Before all the snow, Landon was out playing in the Park again, this time in a Riot Glide. Here's a shot of it on an end, and another shot of the hull.

Mr. Clean at Riverside ParkClick!
Perception Mr. Clean @ Riverside Park - 01/13/99

Perception Mr. Clean @ Riverside Park - 01/13/99

Landon Lipkechecking out Perception's Mr. Clean at Kernville's Riverside Park. Here's another photoof the boat.

Dagger Medieval at Riverside ParkClick!
Dagger Medieval @ Riverside Park - 12/23/98

Dagger Medieval @ Riverside Park - 12/23/98

John Seals paddling a prototype Dagger Medieval in the Park. Here's a side profile view.

Kern River at Riverside ParkClick!
N.F. Kern @ Riverside Park - 12/21/98

N.F. Kern @ Riverside Park - 12/21/98

Let it snow. Let it snow. Let it snow...

N.F. Kern @ Johnsondale BridgeClick!
N.F. Kern @ Johnsondale Bridge - 11/10/98

N.F. Kern @ Johnsondale Bridge - 11/10/98

The N.F. Kern looking upstream from the Johnsondale Bridge. This is the end of the Forks of the Kern run and the beginning of the Limestone run.

N.F. Kern @ Riverside ParkClick!
Riverside Park, Kernville - 11/03/98

Riverside Park, Kernville - 11/03/98

The Park is the center of activity for boating on the Kern. It's where the annual Kern Festival is held each April. It's where you'll find folks checking out the latest playboats, and it is where you'll find boaters looking to hookup for runs on the Upper or Lower Kern. The Sierra South shop is just across the bridge from the Park.


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