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NRS Launches Leaders in Environment, Access and Diversity (LEAD) Ambassador Program

Northwest River Supplies (NRS) is disrupting influencer marketing in the outdoor industry with a new kind of athlete-ambassador network called the Leaders in Environment,...

CN’s Magpie River Declared a “Living Entity”

Ranked by National Geographic as one of the world’s top ten whitewater rivers, the Quebec’s Magpie River now has the same rights as other...

When was the last time you practiced setting up a Z-Drag?

So you've got your Z-Drag kit prepped with rescue rope, webbing, pulleys, carabiners, and cordage. But when was the last time you actually took...

Vail GoPro Games Moving Ahead with June Dates, Athlete Registration Opens April 9

The GoPro Mountain Games are officially on for June 10-13, 2021. “We are back, and we could not be more excited to bring some joy,...

Top 5 Whitewater Rafting Day Trips

Got some pent-up pandemic jones to go rafting? You're not alone. Try one of the following five top rafting day trips in the country... Chattooga...

Rafting Community Loses a Legend with the Passing of Rafael Gallo

The international rafting community lost one of its biggest stalwarts and promoters with the passing Tuesday, March 23, of Rafael Gallo, founder of Costa...

International Rafting Federation Launches First Internationally Recognized Para Rafting Classification and Rules

The International Rafting Federation (IRF) has now officially recognized the need to make raft racing available to as wide a group of people as...

Excuse Me, Is This Your Disco Ball? Whacko Items Found on River Cleanups

Every year around the country, river advocacy groups, outfitters, paddling shops and more host river cleanups to pick trash out of their local waterways....

Charlotte, NC, to Get Yet Another Whitewater Park

The kayaking and rafting in Charlotte, N.C., is about to get even better. Thanks to Duke Energy, the region is about to boast another major...

End of an Era: Famed Costa Rican Rafting Outfitter Rios Tropicales Closes Down

The pandemic has hit home for river runners—especially those who love paddling Costa Rica’s beloved Pacuare River. Ríos Tropicales, a pioneer on the Pacuare and...

Choo-choo Chew on This: Colorado’s Browns Canyon Threatened by Oil Trains

Paddlers taking to Colorado’s beloved Browns Canyon of the Arkansas could soon see the iconic wilderness whitewater run jeopardized by trains full of heavy crude...

It’s River Permit Time! (Link to Resources Here!)

It's river permit season, all you freeloading dirtbags. Ensure your chance to keep getting invited on river trips by actually applying for, and hopefully pulling,...

New River Gorge To Become National Park

Get ready to raft in a new national park. West Virginia’s New River Gorge is set to become the nation’s newest national park, thanks to...

Top Rafting Reads (for this COVID Christmas)

Looking for some great rafting reading to get you through this COVID-confined Christmas, and spark your juices for the upcoming paddling season? Our friends at...

The World’s Top 10 Rafting Trips

Although many guides evoke the image, you don’t have to be a bleach-blonde, toothpaste poster boy to enjoy rafting. Once Covid restrictions lift —...

Watch Epic Russian Rafting Carnage on the Yurunkash River

Think rafting promotes social distancing? Not for these Russians, simultaneously caught in a keeper hydraulic on the Yurunkash river in the former Soviet Union. See the...

CKS Top Gift Ideas for Rafters

Got a rafter in your life? Rafters can always use gifts, and there’s no better time to help them stockpile up than the holidays. The...

NRS Releases “River of Return” (Bonus Q&A with Producers!)

As part of its ongoing efforts to educate paddlers about issues of importance to them, NRS is proud to release River of Return, highlighting...

Dams Getting Closer to Coming Down on Cali’s Klamath

When two tribes, two states and Warren Buffett step up and commit to the world’s biggest dam removal project – it’s a big deal. So...

River Advocate Herm Hoops Passes Away; Watch NRS Film The Salad Days

Herm Hoops, a long time river runner and advocate for the Green and Yampa rivers near Dinosaur National Monument, once wrote, “A river trip...

Canyon Cooler Prospector 103 – Best Rafting Cooler Ever?

Touted as "A premium expedition-sized cooler for rafting & demanding adventures". A cooler built specifically for whitewater rafting. What does that even mean, built specifically for...

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...

“He Could Sell Shit to a Cow:” Watch Tribute Video to Martin Litton

Some say he rowed with an angel on his shoulder. But renowned conservationist and dory aficionado Martin Litton was the angel on the shoulder of...

How to Use, Setup, and Clean a Groover.

Groover duty. It's a dirty business but someone has to do it. Bringing a groover on a river trip is a necessary evil and many...

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Emily Jackson Comes Clean on Kayak Fishing

You might know Emily Jackson as a perennial powerhouse when it comes to freestyle paddling. An executive at Jackson...
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Hard Core Paddles: A Three-month Review and Why I Made the Switch (By Chris Baer)

(By Chris Baer) Let me be blunt: Hard Core Paddles are awesome. Their durability is solid, they have a ton...

NRS Launches Leaders in Environment, Access and Diversity (LEAD) Ambassador Program

Northwest River Supplies (NRS) is disrupting influencer marketing in the outdoor industry with a new kind of athlete-ambassador network...

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NRS Launches Leaders in Environment, Access and Diversity (LEAD) Ambassador Program

Northwest River Supplies (NRS) is disrupting influencer marketing in...

CN’s Magpie River Declared a “Living Entity”

Ranked by National Geographic as one of the world’s...
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Pole dancing, karoke and mosh pits, oh my! Aside from the world-class paddling and on-river carnage, that sums up Gauley Fest, which went off without a hitch Sept 21-23 as a fun-raiser and fundraiser for American Whitewater. Click here for the lowdown (including risque pole-dancing results)...

River Outfitters Stymied by Animas River Toxic Waste Spill; American Rivers Chimes In

While the real hit is to the environment, rivers outfitters along the Animas River is southwest Colorado are also feeling the effects of the recent mining waste spill that dumped more than 3 million gallons of toxic waste into the Animas near Silverton.