Carson Lindsay

Truckee, CA
Name Carson Lindsay
Country US
Hometown Truckee, CA
Current Residence Truckee, CA
Age 26
Years Paddling 11
If you were given a million dollars how would you spend it?
I would probably try to be smart about it and invest some, by a new car so I don\’t have to live in my Hyundai Santa Fe anymore and then take all my friends on a sick kayaking trip around the world.
What traditional sports have you done in your life? Basketball, Volleyball, Wrestling, etc.
I have never been one for traditional sports because I am absolutely terrible at them. But I did cross country ski race for 8 years, is that traditional? Maybe only in Scandinavia…
What’s your favorite piece of gear (boats included).. ever?
I would say the Astral Green Jacket. It is super comfy, and super useful. Tons of storage, plenty of float, and I have used the rated harness attachment point many times, including belaying my family up a waterfall on the Grand Canyon.
What’s the worst place you’ve unintentionally vomited?
On my first trip to Chile on my second night there, I woke up at 3AM with that terrible feeling in my stomach. I barely made it out of bed and puked all over the entrance and patio of my hostel room and then almost did not make it to the bathroom to get everything out of the other end.
Are you more of a hunter or a gatherer?
Definitely a gatherer.
What have you done towards being an advocate for our free flowing rivers (or what will you do)?
I spend a lot of my days as a raft guide in California educating people about the ridiculous water system in this state and how it works. I try to let my passion for rivers speak to people so they can understand how important our free flowing rivers are, and how special these places are to those of us who spend our lives in the canyons. In college, I started an outdoor club to help kids get outside, explore, and promote conservation. We worked with Beyond Searsville Dam and one of the DamNation producers to organize screenings of the DamNation movie on our campus. I also read a lot of books about our rivers and stay current with my American Whitewater membership, and everyone else should too!
Shouts out to Immersion Research!