Eric Parker

Jackson, Wyoming
© John Webster
Name Eric Parker
Country US
Hometown Jackson, Wyoming
Current Residence On the Run
Age 25
Years Paddling 9

How do you stay in shape for paddling?

I am hyper active! I kayak, ski, climb, hike, party and adventure everyday.

What rapid / drop you’ve ran that you wouldn’t run again?

The Rio Nechi. It has some super quality whitewater, but one hellacious 2 day portage.  Additionally you are surrounded by massive coca plantations and some sketchy Colombian territory. I am in no hurry to go back to this river.

What other forms of shred get you psyched?

ALL OF THE ABOVE! A SHRED A DAY KEEPS THE DOCTOR AWAY.

One life goal outside of kayaking?

Live happy, healthy, and enjoy life with those around me. La buena onda!

Last booty beer? On what river?

Had a stout swim on “The Kettle” on the Clearwater River last summer. Found my self in a really shitty spot. BEATER.

Where would you like to travel?

Everywhere I haven’t been! Stout Asia whitewater! China, Nepal, all the stans, plus India. And definitely Iceland, Norway, the alps, Madagascar, Brasil, Bolivia, and so many more!

Sponsors

Fred Norquist! Almost every kayak I have had in the last few years has been a handy down from Fred. THANKS BUD!