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REP Whitewater Challenge Wraps Up; Dane Jackson, Courtney Kerin nab top spots in series sponsored by Recreation Engineering & Planning and Bomber Gear

The $5,000 REP Whitewater Challenge, a series of events held at river parks designed by Boulder, Colo.’s Recreation Engineering & Planning, wrapped up on the weekend of July 7-8 at Kelly’s Whitewater Park in Cascade, Idaho, with familiar names on the podium and grand plans for an even bigger and better series next year...

Drought, Schmought: Shoshone Protocol Spells Higher-than-Average Flows in Upper Colorado

Believe it or not, in this year of historically low runoff in Colorado, the state's main artery, the Colorado River, is running higher than average in Class V Gore Canyon and Class II Lower Gore Canyon downstream (1,150 cfs), and perfect for rafters in Shoshone Canyon near Glenwood Springs. And paddlers owe it all to something called the Shoshone Outage Protocol...

Whazzup at Wassau

In an effort to tie in more people in the town’s own backyard to the world-class river park amenity they have coursing through downtown, the city of Wausau, Wis., recently followed the path of other whitewater park townships by hosting a summer festival based around the river. The result: the 2nd Annual Wausau RiverFest, drawing over 100 paddlers to the town’s park as well as a few cheeseheads along for the ride...

Friberg Sets 24-Hour Stand Up Distance Record

If only the gold rushers had stand-up paddleboards and Ben Friberg’s stand-up stamina. On June 27, Ben Friberg set a new SUP Distance World Record on Canada’s Yukon River by paddling a whopping 238 miles in a single 24-hour period. All we can say is that’s a lot of standing and paddling. PL checks in with the record-setter...

Festival Season in Full Swing: FIBArk, Lyons and More!

With the Lyons Outdoor Games and FIBArk wrapping up in Colorado, and river fest followers now flocking to Gunnison, Festival season is in full swing in Colorado, with familiar names on the podium. A quick wrap PL-style on who’s done what where...

SUPping the Bermuda Triangle

You've heard of the Bermuda Triangle, the demise of countless ships. Hopefully, the same fate won't befall stand-up paddlers Bill Whiddon and Thaddeus Foote who are planning the first-ever attempt to stand-up paddle (SUP) over 48 miles across the Gulf Stream, from Bimini, Bahamas to Miami, Florida.

$5,000 REP Whitewater Challenge Off to Rapid Start; 3 Down, 4 to Go

Next stop Lyons. That's the sentiment for those following the $5,000 REP Whitewater Challenge, a series of events held at river parks designed by Boulder, Colo.’s Recreation Engineering & Planning, now nearing its halfway point with three of its seven events completed. In the lead? No surprise...Dane Jackson.

Stand-up Surf’s Up in Colorado

Shaka-brah. That's what SUP paddlers will be saying in Colorado June 9-10 when the 2012 Rocky Mountain Surf Festival comes to Glenwood Springs. The Polynesian-themed extravaganza will feature surfing contests, music, food and product vendors, costumes, limbo competitions, hula hooping, goof boarding and more...
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