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First Legal Descent of Upper Chattooga In 30 Years

January 5th and 6th of 2007 marked the first legal descent of the upper Wild and Scenic Chattooga River in over 30 years. A team of kayakers and canoeists took two days to explore the river, traversing countless rapids and small waterfalls as they traveled through a remote and beautiful valley.

Holy Alphabet Soup…PPA Now PIA

We have TAPS, OIA, USCA, ACA, AO, USACK and now PPA is adding to the alphabet soup of paddlesports acronyms by changing to PIA. Still, it's a step in the right direction toward one indsutry for all... (If anyone can spell a paddling-related work out of all the above, send it in and we'll send you a free dry bag)

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Paddling Life Industry News Hyside Celebrates 25th Anniversary Hip, hip hooray for Hyside. Under the directorship of long-time owner Dick Dechant, Hyside Inflatables is celebrating its...

Damming the Micos, FERC Fun, And More!

The Green Room American Rivers Board Chair Passes Away Just a few weeks after assuming the helm of the nation’s largest river conservation organization, American Rivers...

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Middle Fork Salmon Blocked by Debris Flow

Planning a late-season run down the Middle Fork of the Salmon? You might want to change your launch site...
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Pyranha Ripper 2 Review Time (with Uber Sweet Vids!)

Want an inside peak at Pyranha’s Ripper 2 kayak? For that, we went straight to the source: North American...

Paddlesports Booming: Big Gear Show Recap from Park City

 The Big Gear Show, the marquee tradeshow for cycling, paddlesports and outdoor gear, wrapped up in Park City, Utah,...

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2022 World Paddlesports Festival Set for Aug 26-29 in OKC 

Call it a Festivus for the Restivus. With the ICF Canoe...

Boating and Bears: PBS’s Expedition with Steve Backshall Tackles Kamchatka’s Kronotsky

Modern-Day Explorer Ventures Deeper into the Unknown Season Two of...
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