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Baffin or Bust: An Alpacka Packraft Paddle and Climb Expedition

Where can an Alpacka packraft take you, you ask? How about to Baffin Island, for a paddling and climbing expedition? Read on for just...

Lord of the Fork Race (Spoiler: Dane Won) Kicks Off KY’s Biggest Kayak Weekend

It’s East Coast extreme kayaking race season, COVID be damned. And it kicked off the last weekend of October on Kentucky’s Russell Fork. Every...

The Down-low on Creeking the Dominican Republic

By Adam Goshorn In the blue waters of the Caribbean, the island of Hispaniola rises from the sea to an astounding 10,164 feet atop...

Gauley During COVID: A Personal Account

Essay By Darcy Gaechter It didn't feel like there was a global pandemic raging as we pulled into the Tail Waters launch site -- the...

National Rivers Project Lists National Wildlife Refuge Paddling Trails

Want to paddle one of the country’s 18 national wildlife refuges and 103 official water trails? It’s easier than ever now, thanks to the National...

An Olympic Adventure: Tshletshy Creek – the Best Whitewater in Washington?

(By Ryan Scott) I’d been looking at the description for Tshletshy Creek in the ‘Paddlers Guide to the Olympic Peninsula’ for 10 years now, wondering and...

National Rivers Project Details Info on Wild & Scenic Rivers

Want to paddle a Wild & Scenic or other picturesque river? It just got a whole lot easier. Put out by the River Management Society,...

Kayaking Near Me: Great Southwest Trip Ideas from Alpacka!

Looking to avoid travel, but still want to have fun? Not all adventures require flight travel or long distances. Avoid the crowds, hop in...

Taking to the Trout Laden Waters of the Idaho-Wyoming Border

Sometimes the only reason to go paddling is to get out on the water and wet a line. Sometimes. Especially if you are in...

Meet Alpacka Packraft Stud Stanley Mulvany (with Podcast!)

Want to get to know one of the packrafting world’s most ardent — and well-aging — paddlers? Look no further than New Zealander and avid...

1,000 Fish and Counting: Hobie Bass Open Series Sees Snyders Snag Podium

For most of the 84 kayak anglers fishing the Hobie B.O.S. event in La Crosse, WI, the prospect of fast action was never in doubt....

Permit System Comes to Lower Gunnison’s Dominguez-Escalante Canyon

Flatwater aficionados in Colorado might see another one of their favorite non-permitted multi-day floats fall victim to regulation again (like Ruby-Horsethief on the Colorado),...

Kayaking Near Me: All the Tools You Need to Get Paddling in Amazing Places

When it comes to getting out to paddle, home or away, you need to know where to go! Make sure that you never go...

A Packraft for All Occasions

Packrafts are taking the paddling world by storm… ...for good reason. They’re stable, maneuverable and tough, and light enough (some weighing under 5 lbs.) to...

As Boaters Return to Grand Canyon, National Park Says Visitor Spending Generates Economic Impact of $41 Billion

U.S. Secretary of the Interior David L. Bernhardt announced this week the department's report on the annual economic benefit of national parks to the...

Paddling for Manatees on the Homosassa River in Florida

(Story and photos by By Dana Benner) It was an unusually “cool” March morning when my wife and I edged our kayaks into Florida’s Homosassa...

The Russian Way: A Kayaking Expedition Through Siberia (By Brian Berger/Courtesy NRS)

Up ahead, Egor pops his skirt and takes a big, fire-charred pot out from between his legs. He places it on the deck of...

Help Save the Zambezi’s Batoka Gorge!

Anyone who’s ever paddled the Zambezi River’s Batoka Gorge realizes it’s some of the best action-packed whitewater on the planet, packing an entire Grand...

BC Parks Closed to Boating

Planing/hoping to paddle British Columbia to escape the covid doldrums? Don't. British Columbia Parks had originally closed all of their campgrounds back on March 21st, but have...

Case Study in Conservation: Tennessee’s Harpeth River (By Cate Burgan/AW)

To many people, Tennessee’s Harpeth River is yet another river they have never heard of, but to me it’s home. Growing up in Kingston...

Couple Returns from the Grand to “Different World”

(As first reported in the Steamboat Pilot & Today, by Shelby Reardon) When Steamboat Springs residents Patrick Keogh and Michelle Johnson concluded an 18-day rafting...

Tokyo Olympic, Paralympic Games To Be Held July/Aug 2021

After announcing their postponement, the IOC and Japanese organizers said the Olympics will be held from July 23 to August 8 2021, while the...

Outdoor Retailer Cancels 2020 Summer Market

Likening it to a ski slope that's not safe, or even a rapid that's not fit to run, Outdoor Retailer has cancelled its heralded...

S2O Design Drops New “Whitewater Park Toolkit”

Want to get a whitewater park built in your community, like so many others are doing around the country? (Salida, Buena Vista, Eagle, Glenwood...

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Inside Level6’s Duke Drytop

Our friends up in the great white north have been working on a three-season drytop the past few years...
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NRS Inks Deal to Use Gore-tex

Northwest River Supplies (NRS) has inked a deal with Gore-tex to bring the high-end waterproof/breathable fabric into a new...

First TIme’s a Charm: Dane Jackson Wins Oetz Extreme Race (Formerly Sickline)

Surprise? Not! We all knew it was coming. Jackson Kayak and Red Bull kayaker Dane Jackson showed he is still...

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Rafting Season Strong Despite Low Snow, Pandemic 

While snowpack levels are below average across much of...

A Klamath Undertaking: Trio SUPs Source to Sea on Cali’s Klamath

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