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New ED for NFCT

While that's a lot of acronyms, the future is all spelled out for the Northern Forest Canoe Trail, which recently announced the appointment of Karrie Thomas is its new executive director...

Paddleboard Expedition Pioneer Mike Simpson Attempts to Circumnavigate Puerto Rico

SUP expedition pioneer Mike Simpson is attempting to circumnavigate the Caribbean island of Puerto Rico in under 10 days.

National Parks Traveler Releases Guide to Paddling

Talk about timing. While paddling in Yellowstone National Park is getting all the attention these days with House Bill 3492 recently passing by unanimous vote in the House, National Parks Traveler has introduced the first comprehensive guide dedicated to paddling in our nation's national parks....

Wenonah Strokes Into SUP Market By Acquring C4 Waterman Brand

Don’t worry…it’s not about to lead to the Stand-up Canoe acronym “SUC.” But a leading canoe and SUP manufacturer are joining distribution forces...

2016 Yampa River Festival/SUP Cup June 3-5 2016!

Held the weekend before the GoPro Games in nearby Vail, Colo., allowing professional paddlers the opportunity to swing by and paddle the Yampa River, the Yampa River Festival, SUP Cup and Paddling Life Creek Race is a fun-filled paddling event held in downtown Steamboat Springs, CO, on the Yampa River, the last remaining free-flowing tributary to the Colorado River system. Hosted by local river advocacy group Friends of the Yampa, the river festival is an annual event based around the Yampa River that draws paddlers from across the state to Steamboat to participate in canoe, kayak and raft races, stand-up paddleboard events, river dog contests, fishing demos and more.

NRS Now Fully Employee Owned

When you mess up a line in a rapid, you have to own up to it. Employees at Moscow, Idaho's NRS are now doing the same for their products. What started in Bill Parks garage 42 years ago is now fully employee owned as NRS has made the move to being entirely employee owned as of 2014...

Bill Introduced to Allow Boating in Yellowstone

There’s a chance kayakers might finally be able to paddle in Yogi country. Wyoming Rep. Cynthia Lummis recently introduced HR 3492 which would eliminate longstanding federal regulations that prohibit paddling on rivers in Yellowstone National Park and on some waters not currently open in Grand Teton National Park. The final say over which rivers would be opened to paddling would rest with park managers...

Addison Launches Kickstarter Campaign for Innovative Breakdown, Size-changing SUP

Leave it to Corran. The designer who brought kayaking the planing hull with the Savage Designs Fury is now working on (gasp!) the world’s first interchangeable, breakdown, multi-section paddleboard…

KEEN Launches KEEN Effect Grant

Keen to get outdoors and help the environment? KEEN Footwear makes it easier by unveiling The KEEN Effect a, fan-activated grants program designed to support non-profits fueling people’s passion for protecting the environment and promoting responsible outdoor participation...

Gauley Fest: A Festivus for the Restivus

Practice up your Roshambo. Yep, it's Gauley Fest season, American Whitewater’s biggest fundraiser, held every third weekend in September. This year's even will be held Sept. 17-19 on West Virginia’s Gauley River, where, if you're lucky, you can beat the grandmaster Woody Callaway of Liquidlogic Kayaks at his own game of Rock, Paper. Scissors...

Cudas Footwear Expands Aquatic Line for 2014

Cudas is building on 20 years of experience to launch its new paddling footwear line for spring.

Dates, Location Set for 2013 Whitewater Symposium

Want to talk shop and learn from the whitewater industry’s top paddlers, retailers and instructors? The dates and location have been set for the 2013 National Whitewater Symposium, where you can hob-knob, brush elbows, paddle and drink beers with the best of them…

OR Summer Market New Product Recap

At this year's Outdoor Retailer Summer Market tradeshow, the biggest schmooze and product fest in the industry, paddlesports manufacturers again pulled out all the stops to make paddling better than ever. Read on for a quick recap straight from the floor show of what's out there...

Special PL Exclusive: EJ and Corran on the State of the Paddling and SUP Industry!

How’s the paddlesports and SUP industries faring? For a take from the trenches, we went straight to two of the most prominent – and opinionated -- paddlers around: none other than Eric Jackson of Jackson Kayak and Corran Addison of Corran SUP, two paddlers well familiar with both each other and making the cash registers ring. Here’s what they had to say…

New Dry Suits Coming from Level Six

Ottawa-based paddlesport apparel maker Level Six is introducing two new drysuits at the upcoming Outdoor Retailer tradeshow in Salt Lake City, building on more than eight years of research and Olympic paddling experience to perfect the designs.

Women Take Top Cash Spots at Cash-ridden Payette Games; Wright Takes Freestyle Crown for Men

All we can say is that’s a lot of shuttle money. While climbing, disc golf, volleyball, dog fetch, fitness, golf, fly casting, even axe throwing and log rolling in the lumberjack division all made a splash at the Payette Games and Idaho Whitewater Championships held June 21-23 in Cascade, Idaho, it was paddling – complete with a whopping $54,000 cash purse between SUP, sprint and freestyle -- that stole the show…

Down Under’s Dawson Takes GoPro Games’ Bud Light Steep Creek Champs for 4th Time

Call it another notch on the paddle shaft of extreme racer Mike Dawson. Notch number four, to be exact. Dawson, a 2012 slalom Olympian from New Zealand, continued to show his command of creek racing by winning the GoPro Games' Bud Light Steep Creek Championships on Homestake Creek in Vail, Colo., for the fourth time and third in a row. Meanwhile, the Netherlands' Martina Wegman took the women's crown and Dane Jackson took his first swim in two years...

Colorado Creekin’: PL Creek Race Wraps Up Yampa River Festival in Steamboat

Down home fun is what you could call the 33rd annual Yampa River Festival in Steamboat Springs, Colo., held this year June 1-3. And wrapping it all up on the Monday afterward between the Lyons and GoPro Games in Vail was the eighth annual Paddling Life Creek Race, sponsored by the City of Steamboat Springs, Rocky Mountain Remedies, Kokatat, Rhino-Rack, Canoe & Kayak magazine and more...

Hoochee Mama! Chattahoochee Gets New Play Park

Put Georgia and Alabama’s Chattahoochee River on your Southeast hotspot paddling list alongside such other Southeast boating hotbeds as the Ocoee, Nantahala and Chattooga. It just got a brand spanking new whitewater park with one of the biggest waves in the region...

PasddleFest Comes to Buena Vista May 24-26

Kicking off river festival season in the Rockies, the 2013 CKS Paddlefest heads to Buena Vista, Colo.'s Arkansas River May 24-26 for a fun-filled event for everyone from pros on up to grandma...

Third Annual Golden Games Looking at Plenty of Water May 17-19

The Third Annual Golden Games will take place this weekend in Golden, Colo., now featuring vendors, more competitions, demos—and most importantly—more water.

Growing the Sport of Stand Up Paddling One Demo at a Time

The folks at Boardworks SUP manufacturer and Chaco sandals are bringing the sport to more than 30 sites across the nation in their Show Up and Blow Up tour this summer.

Defensive Swimming Tips (from the Whitewater Rescue Institute’s Mike Johnston)

It’s springtime. You’re on an early season, cold-water rafting trip, paddling hard, when the raft hits a huge wave and you’re swimming in the middle of a rapid. A little preparation and good technique can go a long way towards minimizing risk and even making it fun...

In Her Own Words: Sheri Griffith

Sheri Griffith, founder of Moab, Utah, rafting outfitter Sheri Griffith Expeditions, is celebrating more than 30 years of getting people out into the wilderness, which she cherishes as her company’s most important role. But her own role in the industry has been even bigger, from establishing one of the country’s first river guide training programs to testifying in D.C. to preserve our nation’s wild places. We caught up with her -- 60 and single save for her dogs and four horses – for a peak inside the paddling pioneer...

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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...

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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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