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A Couple of Beers Can Go A Long Way to Save the Colorado River

Don’t let anyone tell you that you can’t make a difference drinking a couple of beers. Earlier this summer PL reported that the New Belgium Brewing Company in Ft. Collins was spearheading an effort to restore the Colorado River after being named one of the “Most Endangered Rivers in America”. Now all those brewskies enjoyed after a full day of paddling have come to fruition...

Laird Hamilton Puts On A Clinic at Outdoor Retailer Tradeshow

The Outdoor Summer Market Retailer Tradeshow is in full swing this week in Salt Lake City, Utah. PL is on the scene, and yesterday witnessed the open-air demo from Jordanelle Sate Park. Stand-up paddleboards were all the rate at the on-water demo, with appearances by gurus Laird Hamilton, Chuck Patterson and Slater Trout among others.

Super-size Me

Paddling Life is on hand at this year’s Outdoor Retailer Summer Market tradeshow, to bring you not-in-the-industry folk up to speed on what’s going down. First installment: a look at products for the stockier set. Turns out that Morgan Spurlock, whose 30-day McDonald's diet documented the fast-food industry, isn’t the only one going super size. Paddlesport exhibitors are also banking on beefier consumers by churning out products that excel for XLs. Following are a few tipping the scales.

4th Annual Chicago Shoreline Marathon

Chicago is known for its storied sports franchises, deep-dish pizza pies, and bone chilling wind. This August, however, the city and Lake Michigan play host to the fourth annual Chicago Shoreline Marathon. The event proudly claims to be “The only world-class race to paddle Lake Michigan and the shores of Chicago”.

Idaho’s North Fork at 70-year Record Flood

Get yer’ game on. If Idaho's North Fork Payette has long been a badge of courage for the hair-boating set, now it's a full-on coat of arms. Heavy rains and flooding of the North Fork reservoir have led dam officials to open the gates, releasing a record 9,000 cfs into the raging waterway and luring the bravest of the big water dogs out of the whitewater woodwork to give it a go ...

Film-maker Justine Curgenven brings the thrill of canoeing into your living room

From Canada to Scotland & Wales, and back the United States, the globe-trotting DVD features 3 hours of adventure and provides insight into the diversity of the sport and the influential people who tell its story.

A Love Letter To The Nile River by Dr. Jesse Stone

A Paddling Life Special Report from the Nile River in Africa from Dr. Jesse Stone. The extreme kayaker gives Paddling Life a first-hand account of they mystery and wonder of the Nile as progress threatens to alter the course of the river forever.

Thompson River University Adventure Guide Diploma Program builds leaders on and off the water

Students at TRU earn college credits while exploring the rivers of Nepal and help Nepalese Sherpas with funding to continue their own education

Go! Oregon

The area around Portland Oregon is a boater's paradise, whether your jones is whitewater, touring or surf. PL tells you where to go, and what to do afterwards.

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When the splashing ended, drags stopped screaming and wind finally subsided, Ryan Lambert’s name stood alone atop the leader...

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