The closest thing we have in NM to the Lochsa is the SUP board by Glide. The Lochsa is Glides downriver Whitewater paddleboard. I have been paddling this beauty for a couple months now and am really enjoying it. Our local Northern NM run is a class 3 section on the Rio Grande called the Racecourse. It runs year round and is a SUP paradise. Due to a bit of a drought around these parts, the run is low and technical this Spring. Perfect for precision SUP training.
The Lochsa is fast, light and strong. I have been hitting a few rocks and it is still looking great. The special sauce that coats the board is doing it’s job. I would be scared to take most epoxy boards down this run at low water. The Glide SUP boards make this a non issue.
Here are a few photos of the run. Thanks to Nate Lada for taking the majority of them.