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Aaron Bible

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PL’s World Rafting Championships Preview!

Both the men's and women's U.S. Rafting Teams hail from Vail, Colo., and are captained by the husband/wife duo of Chris and Lisa Reeder. With a third- and sixth-place showing at the last Worlds in Ecuador, respectively, both are hoping for top podium spots when the Worlds head to Korea at the end of June...

Royal Robbins Garb

Before you disregard Royal Robbins clothing as preppy street garb, remember the man who made the brand. Robbins completed more than 30 first descents from Chili to California, including Devil’s Postpile of the San Joaquin, an overnighter that is tough by today’s Class V standards.

Uganda Gear for Good Campaign

Karl Moser is what we like to call a super-stud. He’s one of the baddest freestyle kayakers on the West Coast, an award-winning film producer (Epicocity Project) and most recently, the organizer of Gear for Good, a campaign donating kayaking equipment to paddlers in Uganda. Paddling Life caught up with the 25-year-old Eugene, Ore. resident to learn more.

Gauley Fest Goes Off

Pole dancing, karoke and mosh pits, oh my! Aside from the world-class paddling and on-river carnage, that sums up Gauley Fest, which went off without a hitch Sept 21-23 as a fun-raiser and fundraiser for American Whitewater. Click here for the lowdown (including risque pole-dancing results)...

The Stikine River Journal

There aren't many rivers in the world that strike as much fear into the hearts of whitewater enthusiasts as Canada's Stikine River. Austin Rathman takes us through the fear and emotions of running this Class V classic.

Guide Files: Guide In Training

Our guide-in-training, the illustrious Shea Stephens, writes about learning the rafting ropes... "The first raft I carried to the bus fell on my head three times. We weren’t even on the river yet and I was already being laughed at. The guys snickered and mumbled, probably taking bets on how long I would last and who I would end up hooking up with..."

The Paddling Life–Mayhem on the Front Range

A book-signing tour turns into a raging sampling of Front Range whitewater parks with the South Platte cresting at a near-high 3,500 cfs. Plus: a behind-the-scenes look at the hosting of this year's Paddling Life Invitational...

Summer Outdoor Retailer Recap

Whoo-boy. We’re back from OR Summer Market tradeshow and our heads are reeling from product, partying and overall schmoozing. What was the buzz there this year (besides Paddling Life and BoaterTalk joining forces)? Read on for a blow-by-blow narrative of PL’s time at the show (including Pennsylvania's Jared Seiler nailing a record 22 rolls in 30 seconds)... …
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