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Wisdom from River Guides
Wisdom from River Guides

Over the past few years I’ve done eight river trips on our grand western rivers: the Colorado, Green, and Salmon. The shortest trip was 6....

Laps On Laps
Laps On Laps

Laps On LapsWeather by rain or a scheduled release, the Cascades are worth getting a day on. A short and sweet roadside section with plenty....

River Trips: Skip the Small Talk
River Trips: Skip the Small Talk

As you’re packing for the river trip you’ve been daydreaming about for weeks (maybe even months, or years), it suddenly dawns on you — you’re....

Social but Distanced
Social but Distanced

This past summer as COVID-19 travel restrictions began to ease up, we asked Portland-based writer Adam Edwards and photographer Kenny Hamlett to join us for....

Liquidlogic Kayaks – New Colours
Liquidlogic Kayaks – New Colours

Liquidlogic ae experimenting with a few new colours and combinations. Which one do you prefer? Liquidlogic Kayaks – New Colours Which colours do you think....

How to Snag 10 of the Most Coveted Private River Permits
How to Snag 10 of the Most Coveted Private River Permits

In Edward Abbey’s book, Desert Solitaire, published in 1968, the author and a friend decided on a whim to float the Colorado River—a kind of....

This Dory Lover Has Done More Than 50 Trips with OARS
This Dory Lover Has Done More Than 50 Trips with OARS

You could say Jeff Gellert is an OARS super fan. Over a span of nearly three decades, he’s been on a total of 53 river....

Review: Black Project Hydro Paddle and Sonic Fin
Review: Black Project Hydro Paddle and Sonic Fin

I am not a natural paddler, nor am I physically gifted with a paddler’s body. I’m short (5’5”), I have a short reach, and I’m....

So Many Moves To Hit
So Many Moves To Hit

So Many Moves To HitEver since I got the production Antix the one place I couldn’t wait to get it on was the Green. Normally....

SUP How To: Falling
SUP How To: Falling

Falling the Right Way After our recent discussion on falling and not being afraid to, several folks suggested we follow up by talking about how....

The Art of Dutch Oven Cooking
The Art of Dutch Oven Cooking

Commotion at the prep table in the boathouse kitchen caught my attention. I drifted toward two fellow guides deep in the throes of problem-solving something....

Jackson Kayak New Colours
Jackson Kayak New Colours

Jackson Kayak have tow new colours for 2021. Royale will be standard for 2021 and is a purple/yellow combination. Fury will be around for a....

How To Boof Stomp
How To Boof Stomp

How To Boof StompHere I break down some tips and tricks for learning the “Boof Stomp” style of boofing your whitewater kayak. If you don’t....

The Inland Paddler: The Fear of Falling
The Inland Paddler: The Fear of Falling

Let’s talk about falling. Or, if you paddle outrigger, huli’ing. Or, if you paddle surf ski, capsizing or flipping. If you are a long-time paddler,....

5 Cool Astronomy Events and Where to See Them
5 Cool Astronomy Events and Where to See Them

There’s something so magical about seeing the night sky come alive, whether it’s watching a colorful harvest moon float above the horizon or noticing that....

HIKO Devils Extreme Race 2020 is ON!
HIKO Devils Extreme Race 2020 is ON!

by: Mira Kodada, Devils Race Organizer. The legendary HIKO Devils Extreme Race (Czech Republic) is celebrating its 14th year already and even COVID-19 won’t stop....

How To Keep Water Droplets Off Your GoPro
How To Keep Water Droplets Off Your GoPro

How To Keep Water Droplets Off Your GoProThere are few things a crushing as getting home from a sick day shooting with your GoPro and....

The Glide Series
The Glide Series

A few days ago Corran Addison announced that Soul Waterman would be releasing a new updated version of the Glide. Since then the Glide series....

How To Keep Water Droplets Off Your GoPro
How To Keep Water Droplets Off Your GoPro

How To Keep Water Droplets Off Your GoProThere are few things a crushing as getting home from a sick day shooting with your GoPro and....

Jeremy Riggs on Jumping the Bump
Jeremy Riggs on Jumping the Bump

If you want to learn downwinding, especially if your goal is a North Shore Maui Maliko Run, there is no one better to learn from....

To Cobra Flip Or Not To Cobra Flip
To Cobra Flip Or Not To Cobra Flip

To Cobra Flip Or Not To Cobra FlipAlthough the falls at Rock Island run often in the winter and spring, it’s rare to get the....

Vet’s Find Balance Through Paddling: 4THE22 Raises Awareness, Provides Opportunity
Vet’s Find Balance Through Paddling: 4THE22 Raises Awareness, Provides Opportunity

Everyday 22 veterans, including active-duty service members across all branches, commit suicide. 22 people with parents, families, and people that love them. Every single day.....

6 of the West’s Best Swimming Holes You Can’t Get to by Car
6 of the West’s Best Swimming Holes You Can’t Get to by Car

Multi-day river trips are a unique experience, in part because they offer access to campsites and side hikes you’d ordinarily never get to see. Those....

Ode to Scratching the Snot Out of Your Canoe
Ode to Scratching the Snot Out of Your Canoe

Years ago, I worked for a guy who had an obsession against setting a canoe on the ground. He believed there were two places for....

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