Paul Clark 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:
“You have to be confident, but humble. You have to know your gear well before using it in the field. And you have to have honest expectations of your abilities.”