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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....

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....

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....

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....

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....

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....

How to #RecreateResponsibly This Summer and Beyond
How to #RecreateResponsibly This Summer and Beyond

As summer presses on and the confines of quarantine chafe, many of us are looking out the window wondering, “How do I get out of....

How to Tame Your Hair on River Trips
How to Tame Your Hair on River Trips

It’s no secret that multi-day rafting trips take you far away from hot water, faucets, and any kind of hair regiment you might rely on....

How to Choose the Right Mask for River Trips
How to Choose the Right Mask for River Trips

You may still be trying to figure out which style of mask you prefer wearing for everyday life, let alone for an outdoor vacation like....

The Ultimate Guide to Camping
The Ultimate Guide to Camping

Whether you’ve been sleeping under the stars for decades, or are just getting ready for your first camping trip, there’s always the opportunity to upgrade....

Rafting 1000 Miles to Spotlight Colorado River Basin Issues
Rafting 1000 Miles to Spotlight Colorado River Basin Issues

New Film from the Powell 150 Expedition Coming in 2021 In the spring of 2019, the Powell 150 expedition from the University of Wyoming launched....

5 Ways to Make Killer Camp Coffee
5 Ways to Make Killer Camp Coffee

Yes, I love coffee for the typical reasons—warmth and caffeine—but also the joyful rhythm it brings to mornings in camp. Whether you’re on a multi-day....

How to Raft the Grand Canyon
How to Raft the Grand Canyon

A Grand Canyon rafting trip on the Colorado River is one of the most sought after adventures on the planet, but there are a lot....

6 Family-friendly Adventures Within 4 Hours of Salt Lake City
6 Family-friendly Adventures Within 4 Hours of Salt Lake City

We all have to do our part right now and stay close to home to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. In the meantime, we’ll continue....

The Best Places for Stargazing in the West
The Best Places for Stargazing in the West

Gone are the days when most people could look up and see the Milky Way. Our night skies are disappearing. Currently, 80 percent of the....

Best Adventures Within 3 Hours of Boise, Idaho
Best Adventures Within 3 Hours of Boise, Idaho

We all have to do our part right now and stay close to home to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. In the meantime, we’ll continue....

Best Camping Games for the River (Or Anywhere)
Best Camping Games for the River (Or Anywhere)

River guides need to have an arsenal of post-rafting activities up their sleeves, so thank goodness for camping games.  Here are a few we like....

How to Make an Easy and Affordable Hand Washing Station
How to Make an Easy and Affordable Hand Washing Station

Proper hygiene and an emphasis on keeping your hands clean has always been a critical part of preventing the spread of illnesses in group camping....

How to Make Delicious Dutch Oven Veggie Frittata
How to Make Delicious Dutch Oven Veggie Frittata

We love pulling off eggs to order on the river (eggs benedict, anyone?), but without a crew of guides working together to make it happen,....

What’s the Best State for Whitewater Rafting?
What’s the Best State for Whitewater Rafting?

With more than 3.6 million river miles, it’s no surprise that the United States has some of the finest whitewater rafting on the planet. From....

The Urban Adventurers Guide to Storing Outdoor Gear
The Urban Adventurers Guide to Storing Outdoor Gear

You’ve just discovered your new favorite activity or you’ve been slowly acquiring outdoor gear over time. But now you’re faced with a problem; where to....

3 Dutch Oven Camping Recipes Everyone Will Love
3 Dutch Oven Camping Recipes Everyone Will Love

Dutch oven cooking might not be top of mind when you’re planning camping meals, but it can be one of the easiest ways to feed....

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