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Why You Should Be A Raft Guide

There are countless reasons to become a raft guide. Here are two...

World Rafting Champs Head to Korea

U.S. teams hopes to better third-place finish from 2005 on Korea’s Naerinchon River

The Straight Dope: PL blows the cover on kayak dopers

San Francisco Giants slugger Barry Bonds got his from BALCO. Tour de France cyclist Floyd Landis allegedly took a dose of synthetic testosterone, and world-record sprinter Justin Gatlin blames his positive drug test on a steroid-laced rubdown. It makes us wonder: What are paddlers doping with these days?

Get Yer River Permits!

Straight from Paddling Life, all the info you need to land a river permit this year (just make sure to invite us along...)

Every winter comes permit season, and if you don’t play the game--or aren't a cook, good looking or own a raft--you won’t get on a multi-day raft trip. Thanks to PL, here's all the info you need

What Is Paddling Life?

What is Paddling Life? It’s not what you run, or the boat you use, but the feeling you get when you’re on the water. It’s raft camping with your kids, shouldering a canoe, dropping your sea kayak skeg, running your first waterfall and feeling your

Drevo on boating the Northwest flood

How big was the Election Day Flood in Oregon and Washington? None other than Sam Drevo, Josh Bechtal and Tao Berman hiked out of the Hood River. Drevo Reports.

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RMR Rafts Celebrates 10th Anniversary

While 10 years isn’t much in the lifespan of a river, it certainly is in the raft industry, with...
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Foiled Again: Chris Bertish Plans to Solo Wing Foil 2,750 Miles Across the Pacific

Watesports athlete Chris Bertish is at it again. In a venture dubbed the TransPac Wing Project, he plans to...

Pelican International Acquires Advanced Elements

Now you can add a high-end inflatable IK line to Pelican International’s growing paddlesports portfolio. Just two years after acquiring...

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RMR Rafts Celebrates 10th Anniversary

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Foiled Again: Chris Bertish Plans to Solo Wing Foil 2,750 Miles Across the Pacific

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