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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...

Top 6 River Adventure Books (and One to Grow On)

(Compiled by Michael Hughes/Northwest Rafting Co.) With the pandemic cutting into shared time outdoors, now is the perfect time to start in on the reading...

American Whitewater Accident Summary from January to June 2020

Stay safe out there, folks. You don't want to become part of AW Accident Database Manager Charlie Walbridge's semi-annual Accident Report, as highlighted below: Report from...

New Wave of the Future: Virtual Racing? ICF, Yukon River Quest Host Cyber Events

Talk about a virtual wake. The first week of the International Canoe Federation’s 5-kilometer virtual paddle challenge has come to an end, attracting competitors from...

Shane Benedict’s Gut-Busting Solo Corona Shuttle on the Green

Well, that’s one way around social distancing while still kayaking. Liquidlogic kayak designer Shane Benedict came up with a unique approach to maintaining distance while...

MoonShade Portable Awning Perfect for Paddlers Seeking Shade this Spring

After a successful Kickstarter campaign in October, the Moon Fabrications debut product, the MoonShade awning, is now available globally online for all outdoor lovers and...

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...

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...

Alpacka Raft and Randy Newberg Team Up to Unlock Public Lands

When private land ownership blocks access points, public land is not always made public. Unlocking inaccessible public land for recreational use takes some finesse...

10 Paddling Skills Every Paddler Should Know!

Paddling Skill 1: Execute a J-stroke This paddling skill will save your shoulder from having to do extra work. Don’t rudder while your partner pulls...

Uber Combo: Paddling Croatia Via Sailboat

Huck Finn once said, “Thar ain’t no home like a raft.” For our host Zeljko Kelemen in Croatia, there ain’t no home quite like...

Colorado Ski Country Resorts Tout New Planes, Trains and Automobiles — and Buses — Oh My

Paddling dirt bags turned ski bums in the wintertime will enjoy a few new travel options to Colorado’s ski areas this winter by bus,...

VanDoIt Launches New LIV Model to Extend Your Time on the Water

Paddlers are the perfect candidates for VanLife...they don't need a lot of showers, and they're probably already living down by the river. Throw in...

Paddling Life Picks the 14 All-Time Best River Songs

Though it’s hard to compare any sound to the river’s gurgle, some songs can keep you stoked to stroke even when you’re stuck in...

Skinners May Be Defining a New Category of Footwear Comfort and Protection

Shoe Socks are here, and before you brush them off as just another strange trend (Vibram Five Fingers anyone?), read on. Handmade in Europe,...

10 Off-Water Things Every Paddler Should Know

Paddlings Dryland Essentials Sure, there are things on the water all paddlers should know — how to read water, use a throw rope, swim a...

Kayak Safety: A Primer from Perception Kayaks

Coming home safely is the goal of any paddling outing. Heed the following hints brought to you by Perception kayaks to ensure you have...

Jackson, Levknecht Win GoPro Mountain Games Homestake Creek Race

After last year’s drought cancelled the Homestake Creek Race at the GoPro Mountain Games and moved it to Down Chutes on the Eagle River,...

Team Imua Take First in Self-Supported 70-Mile Seventy48 Boat Race

In their first time ever rowing together, Team Imua -- comprised of Greg Spooner and Thiago Silva -- took first place at a unique...

Body Glove Launches Eco-Friendly Activewear with Surf Legend Tatiana Weston-Webb

Essentially a household name for paddling and watersports enthusiasts, Body Glove has been all about the water since 1953, establishing itself as a leading...

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...

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Row, Row, Row Your Boat, Mom: Mother Solo Rows 3,000 Miles Across Atlantic

Let's just say that's a heckuva lot of strokes, blisters and not having to think about packing kids' lunches...
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American Rivers Reports 80 US Dams Removed in 2023

Break out the cowbells. American Rivers recently reported that a total of 80 dams were removed from US rivers...

The Need for Speed: Catching Up With Shane Benedict on the All-new Liquidlogic Powerslide

This new Liquidlogic design the Powerslide is a play on the “I wanna' go fast” Ricky Bobby-style racing culture....

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Hauling Hints: 9 Tips for Tying Your Boat Down

This article is inspired by the things I have...

Aniol, Who? Glacier Kayaking’s Got Nothing on Skate Yak: The Movie!

With Aniol Serrasolses making headlines recently with his amazing...
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