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Former ACA Executive Director Leaving Country to Escape Trump

Call it a four-year portage around a rapid. According to Karen Heller in a recent story in the Washington Post, former American Canoe Association executive director Jeff Yeager is getting out of Dodge, leaving the country with his wife Denise, to escape the reign of President Donald Trump.

Close But No Cigar: Colo Team Fails in Grand Canyon Speed Record Quest

If a rafting team from Colorado had any time to read on their recent Grand Canyon Speed Record attempt, "The Emerald Mile" and "Boys in the Boat" would have been fitting. Paddling a 48-foot custom cataraft mounted with rowing oars, the eight-person team fell five hours short of the record books, due to a punctured tube...

Snow Rafting!

Snow rafting...what will they think of next? All forward!

Coud-seeding Project To Help Paddling on Bruneau and Other South Idaho Rivers?

Researchers at the University of Colorado are going the extra mile to help Mother Nature ensure there's ample runoff in southern Idaho rivers with a new cloud-seeding project designed to turbo-charge hydropower...

Paddlesport Industry Coalition Endorses Paddlesport Retailer Show for Madison, WI, Aug 29-Sept 1

Call it a blow to Outdoor Retailer and a boon for paddlesport retailers. A coalition of leading paddlesports manufacturers recently endorsed the newly formed Paddlesports Retailer as the industry’s official tradeshow, debuting Aug. 29 – Sept. 1, 2017, in Madison, Wisconsin...

Climbing Higher, Paddling Farther: NOLS Unveils New Look, Website

With paddling, including sea kayaking, canoeing and river running, continuing to play a major part in its curriculum, award-winning outdoor leadership school NOLS is heading into the New Year with a new look and rebranding campaign, fresh off its 50th anniversary...

Down River Equip Moves Doors After 35 Years

If you’re a Front Range floater looking to get some gear from longtime retailer Down River Equipment, take note that they’re now in a new location after 35 years…

12 Days of Xmas, American Whitewater-style

Forget your partridges in pear trees and little drummers drumming. For all-star river conservation organization American Rivers, it was a year of 12 victories. Read on for the group’s successes (and take some of that Christmas money from Aunt Judy to join…)

The Ocoee Dam: From War Machine to World-Class Whitewater

When Ocoee Dam No. 3 was built to help meet energy needs during wartime, it was thought there would be little or no recreational interest in the project. Flash forward fifty years, and you get an Olympic whitewater course and a world-class tourist destination. The first in a series of paddling-related stories from TVA...

World Raft Champs Wrap-up from Dubai!

Dubai might have more sand dunes than standing waves, that didn’t stop the International Rafting Federation from staging its 2016 R4 World Rafting Championships on the man-made whitewater course at the five-year-old Wadi Adventure Center November 2-5.

OR Moves Tradeshow Dates to Early June in 2018: Will It Affect Paddlesports? Paddling Co’s Big and Small Chime In

Like rains and snowmelt coming at different times each year, paddlesport manufacturers and retailers are now dealing with different timeframes for the industry’s biggest tradeshow. On Nov. 8, Outdoor Retailer and Grassroots Outdoor Alliance announced they are shifting the outdoor tradeshow season schedule, with Outdoor Retailer, starting in 2018, moving its Summer Market tradeshow to June 11-14 (Monday-Thursday) in Salt Lake City…

New Pumpkin Paddle Record Set

There’s a Great Pumpkin Paddle War going on in the Northwest. While recently planning to paddle a pumpkin for 10 miles on North Dakota’s Red River, Minnesota’s Rick Swenson received a text that Charity Marshall had paddled one 16 miles on Washington’s Cowlitz River. So he kept going, for a total 14 hours no less at a little under 2 mph, clocking a new “unofficial” pumpkin paddling record of 26 miles

New River Map Highlights Rivers, Streams in U.S.

So it looks like an Etch-a-Sketch gone schitzo. But a new map shows our country’s complex network of rivers and streams in full color lay-out...

RiverBlue Documentary Touts River Preservation While Taking Aim at Global Fashion Industry

Like those trendy designer jeans you slip into after the day's paddle and boogie down in on the late-night dance floor? A new documentary raises awareness of the toll the fashion industry takes on the world's rivers (read on to view trailer!)...

Maine Gets New National Monument (With Mucho Paddling)

Fans of rafting and kayaking Maine’s Penobscot River will now be doing so in a new national park. Yep…on Aug. 24, in conjunction with August 25th’s National Park Service centennial, President Barack Obama signed a law creating the Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument.

Good Gauley! Gauley Season is Here, Despite Earlier Flooding

Earlier this summer, West Virginia's Gauley and Meadow River watersheds were flooded by heavy rains, with the Gauley setting a new flow record and nearly every boat launch and take-out damaged, but that hasnn't dampened spirits for the upcoming Gauley Fest Set. 15-18...

Don’t Miss Nantahala Outdoor Center’s Fall Line-Up

If you’ve spent time in the Southeast you know Fall brings NOC’s most popular events and a range of outdoor activities with a backdrop of brilliant mountain foliage.

Innova Up and Running With Euro Manufacturer Gumotex

With Innova Kayak founder Tim Rosenhan’s passing in late 2015, the company recently announced that the reins will be handed over to longtime European Innova manufacturer Gumotex. We caught up with Innova cofounder Paul Neutz for his take on the brand and its transition…

Gore Fest Goes Large-time

You do the math: Less than 5 seconds separated the top three finishers in the longboat division at this year's GoreFest in Colorado, meaning runs -- and lines through the Class V gauntlet -- came down to the wire...

Not Fair: Boise Wave Gets Accolades

Come on…does a state that already has perhaps the country's best whitewater really need the best play wave, too? That's the findings, as Boise’s play wave recently earned kudos as among the nation’s best…for surfers and kayakers....

Will Whitewater Parks Come Under Future Fire For Brain-Eating Amoeba Death?

The U.S. National Whitewater Center's water-based operations remained closed this week due to the fact that an 18-year-old contracted Naegleria fowleri amoeba after visiting the Center, and later died.

Pop Quiz! How Well Do You Know the Green River?

Sheri Griffith Expeditions wants to know how well you know the Green River? On a recent email blast, it sent its customers 10 photos to ID on the iconic river corridor. Read on to see how you fare, be it a wily John Wesley Powell or Green River rookie…

New England Nirvana: 5 Top Paddles Near Zoar Outdoor Center

Want to paddle the famed Northeast? Set your sights on the waterways around the Zoar Outdoor Center, which serves up some of New England’s finest floating, whether you’re rafting, stand-up paddleboarding or kayaking…

Packraft/Climbing Team Combo Wins Gore-tex Shipton Tilman Grant

Gore-Tex's Shipton-Tilman Grant has long awarded climbers, and a handful of paddlers, funds for their world-wide adventures. This year a team of climbers armed with packrafts and headed to Alaska will be part of that esteemed class...

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How One California Outfitter Has Weathered 4 Fires (and now COVID)

For river outfitter Russian River Adventures, located in the heart of Sonoma Valley wine country in Healdsburg, Calif., adversity...

Big Adventures, Eddyline Chime in on State of the Sea Kayak Sector

After a slew of changes in the sea kayaking business world a few years ago, the sector is  back...

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