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The Story of Bad Apple Eddy


 Who is eddy?

Eddy isn't a who, but a what. An eddy is an upstream current, behind obstacles in the river.

 

 

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The Story of Bad Apple Eddy


 Who is eddy?

Eddy isn't a who, but a what. An eddy is an upstream current, behind obstacles in the river.

 

 

The Story of Bad Apple Eddy

 
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It all started when...

The Despains (Chelsea's family) were on one of their first river trips back in the day. By a stroke of bad luck they lost some of their food to the river. They then got caught in a wicked eddy that would not let them break back into the main current. What is an eddy? An eddy is when water, as the river breaks around a corner, a rock, or any obstruction, flows counter current and back upstream. It forms a swirl. It can catch you and impede your downstream travel. It is sometimes a calm spot amid a rapid, behind a rock. A safe relief from the current. But this eddy simply held them tight. As they fought to break the eddyline and tensions were high, what should join them? But an apple from their lost food stores. The apple followed them through the eddy over and over again. After they finally broke into the current, the eddy was appropriately named "bad apple eddy".

 
 
 
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Who We Are And Who We Were

Having a great enthusiasm for the water, Eric Newell started Cache Valley Canoe Rentals over a decade ago in his garage, with four canoes. Over the last few years he grew the business, providing a fun paddling experience for many people in Cache Valley. As it grew he eventually merged it with Black Canyon Guides, his paddling guide book.  In 2017 he has passed the torch of the rentals to two young families who love the outdoors and are committed to carry on his vision with that same enthusiasm.

 
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About us


Bad Apple Eddy is run by two great families who love the outdoors and share a passion for helping others enjoy and spend time in nature.

About us


Bad Apple Eddy is run by two great families who love the outdoors and share a passion for helping others enjoy and spend time in nature.

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Brewertons

Adam and Chelsea (Despain) share a love for the outdoors together, hiking, camping, biking, rafting, skiing, snowboarding, climbing, you name it. They have been exploring Cache Valley and the surrounding area for over a dozen years. What they love most about Cache Valley is its proximity to great outdoor recreation and its central location to many of the greatest wonders of the west.

Lowes

Sean is a paramedic firefighter and Jana is busy being mom to their 3 kids. They love having outdoor adventures with their kids and want them to grow up with a great love, appreciation, and respect for all mother nature has to offer. They also like having friends and family accompany them on their adventures and want to help all the people they can get out and explore.