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Learn These Outlandish Dirtbag Desert Dweller Recipes in New Book by Morgan Sjogren

Perfect for raft guides on their days off or looking to try something new on the river, adventure writer and land activist Morgan Sjogren...

Get Kids Paddling for a Lifetime with New Avid4 Adventure Camp Expansions

Paddling parents looking to pass on their passion for watersports, while maintaining their summer sanity, look no further. We all want to do our...

Strokes for all Folks: Canoecopia Goes Big in Mad Town

Don't be surprised is your local waterways were a little less crowded last weekend. On March 7-10, more than 20,000 paddlers of all strokes descended...

It’s Official: President Signs Lands Package with New Wild And Scenic Designations

River lovers rejoice! With the stroke of a pen, more than 621 miles of new Wild and Scenic River designation are greeting paddlers as...

Hell or High Water Author Peter Heller Releases New Novel: The River

Longtime whitewater kayaker and author Peter Heller is well known amongst paddlers for such non-fiction works as Hell or High Water, depicting Scott Lindgren...

Boundary Waters Reservation Glitch Delays Permitting

Planning to paddle the Boundary Waters the summer? Get in line.            The reservation system used to issue permits to the BWCA...

Paddlesports Retailer Opens Registration for 2019

Paddlesports Retailer, the official national trade show of the paddlesports industry, has opened registration for the 2019 show, welcoming exhibitors, retailers, working media, independent...

Duo Carries Canoes to Everest

Oxygen bottles, climbing ropes, tents…those are the things usually carried to the basecamp of Mt. Everest. But in true Canadian fashion, brothers Tom Schellenberg...

Two Chinese Canoeist Receive Two-Year Bans After Failed Drug Test

In April, after failed out-of-competition drug tests, Chinese female paddlers Shengfang Tian and Huan Men receive two-year bans from the International Canoe Federation (ICF). Shengfang...

Paddlesports Retailer Commits to Oklahoma for Two More Years

Paddlers better start watching the movie Oklahoma, because Paddlesports Retailer, the official national trade show of the paddlesports industry, just announced it will remain in...

Paddling Life Holiday Gift Guide 2018: Best Gifts for Paddlers and Outdoors Lovers

The holidays are, basically, here, and it's not too late, or too early, to shop for the paddler and outdoors lover in your life....

Salute to Slalom: Remembering U.S. Slalom Coach Jay Evans

When Jay Evans—the first coach of the U.S. Whitewater Team, from 1969-1972—passed away last spring, it touched the hearts of U.S. slalom paddlers every...

Dousing and Makin’ Deals: Paddlesports Retailer Demo Day at Oklahoma’s Whitewater Center Goes Off Largetime

Holy Demo-day of all-time, Batman. When Paddlesports Retailer moved its annual tradeshow to Oklahoma City this year, it did so primarily for access to the...

NOC Stories: New Book on Antics at Nantahala Outdoor Center

From shooting Deliverance to shooting the chutes at Nantahala Falls, a new book out compiled by former Nantahala Outdoor Center president and board chairman Payson Kennedy...

New Documentary “7 Generations” Joins the Battle to Protect Public Lands

Outdoor filmmakers Tom Deschenes and Andrew Bydlon have taken to Kickstarter to help push the completion of their new documentary, 7 Generations. The documentary will...

Rebirth of Calgary’s Harvie Passage Whitewater Park

Whitewater park design firm Recreation Engineering & Planning has big news: Five years after being destroyed by a devastating flood, Calgary's Harvie Passage river...

Hobby Help Presents the Ultimate Beginners Guide for Paddlers

We get it. For the uninitiated, getting started in paddlesports can be intimidating. But it doesn't have to be. In order to help more...

Yak Fest River Celebration set for June 15-16, 2018

For one weekend out of the year the small town of Tornado, West Virginia, doesn't seem so small when over 1,000 kayakers  participate in...

Tight Race at Last Week’s Paracanoe World Cup

The 2018 ICF Paracanoe World Cup in Szeged, Hungary, was a game of inches. Paralympic and World Champion Curtis McGrath barely won the gold in...

Wild Women Expeditions: Empowering Women in the Paddlesports Community

More than 120 female kayakers, canoeists, and stand-up paddle boarders are expected to gather on the banks of Lake Huron June 8-10 to participate...

Hungarian Hungry: Five-time Olympic Champ Kozak set to Return to Canoeing Competition This Year

The Hungarian is hungry. Watch out, fellow women sprint paddlers: Five-time Olympic gold medalist Danuta Kozak of Hungary is set to make her much...

Grass Sticks Unveils Bamboo Canoe Paddle

Bamboo Canoe Paddles If it works for ski poles, why not canoe paddles? That’s the theory behind a new line of bamboo canoe paddles manufactured by...

Madawaska Kanu Centre’s Week of Rivers

Want to paddle Canada’s rivers without the hassle of arranging the shuttles, meals, and accommodation? Join the Madawaska Kanu Centre’s Week of Rivers Program,...

Celebrate Mother’s Day at the Second Oldest Organized River Race in the Country

We knew that paddlers love only one thing more than boating, and that's their moms. And to celebrate, we recently learned that the second oldest,...

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OARS Releases Western River Outlook for ’24

The 2024 rafting season has commenced, and with it outfitter OARS has released its annual Western Rafting Outlook, highlighting...
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Jim Good on the First Descent of Ernie’s Gorge on WA’s NF Snoqualmie

(By Jim Good/photos by Mike Hagadorn): From out of the darkness the first twinkling lights appeared. We were overcome...

Big Agnes Anvil Horn 0-Degree Bag, Divide Sleeping Pad System Reviewed

A review of the Big Agnes Anvil Horn 0-Degree sleeping bag and Divide Sleeping Pad System from a 10-day,...

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A Doozy of a Race: African Dusi Marathon Brings out Long-running Marathoners, with Women at the Forefront

At this year’s Dusi Canoe Marathon in Pietermaritzburg, South...

Canoecopia Coming to Madison, WI, March 8-10; Rutabaga Celebrates 50 Years

Let's just say that 50 years in paddlesports retail...
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Guide Files

(A new column by an Ocoee guide-in-training) I'm not a typical first year guide on the Ocoee. Most come to the river to make a little money before school. I'm a little different. At 31, I had an early-mid life crisis. I went from martini parties in Atlanta to walking around the outpost with bare feet and PBR in hand...shedding the dead weight of a southern socialite, morphing into a well trained raft guide. It wasn’t easy, but it was worth it.