Hometown: Bend, Oregon
I’m Paul Clark, SUPPAUL, is the “duffle bag paddle boarder,” focused on bringing Stand Up Paddle-boarding (SUP) to remote rivers and backcountry destinations.
He has thru-hikes the PCT and has established the record for fastest descent of the 1000-mile Baja coast of the Sea of Cortez by kayaking it within 28 days. He has been a guide on the water and mountains, Outward Bound instructor, and professional ski patroller.
Now as a SUP athlete and brand ambassador, Paul promotes self-contained multi-day adventures standup paddling.
Favorite Sawyer Product and Why:
Sawyer Mini: The Mini. It’s very easy to have enough water on solo trips with this little guy. I wear it in-line with a hydration system or just put it in my PFD pocket for easy use sipping directly from the river.
Favorite Outdoor Location:
Any remote river in the West, but especially the Lower Deschutes in Central Oregon.
One Piece of Advice or Something You've Learned Spending So Much Time Outdoors:
Get lost and find yourself. Do it again. And bring less stuff next time.