Whitewater Rafting

The Ultimate Guide to How to Store Your Raft

Owning your own whitewater raft is an amazing experience that delivers the freedom to get on the river anytime you want. What’s more, you...

Over It Raft Cover Review

Tired of leaving your expensive whitewater raft outside and exposed to the elements?  Tired of watching its color fade as the sun's UV rays...

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 to Indian Creek downstream. Salmon-Challis National...

Holy Surging Glaciers, Batman: Alsek’s Lowell Glacier Surges, Clogging Lake for Paddlers

Lucky enough to be heading to Alaska’s Alsek (only one of the greatest and most dynamic rivers on the planet)? Be prepared to dodge...

American Whitewater Announces New Executive Director, Clinton Begley

After conducting a nationwide search and interviewing several highly qualified candidates, American Whitewater announced that Clinton Begley will be its new Executive Director. The...

On Your Marks: GoPro Games Off and Running in Vail, CO

Celebrating its 20th anniversary, the GoPro Mountain Games are off and running, hitting Vail, CO, June 7-12, with a slate of paddling events once...

Can Whitewater be Distilled in a Book? A New Coffee Table Book Thinks So

Whitewater is coming to your coffee table with the publication of, well, "Whitewater," a book about you know what. The book is published by YETI,...

Dire Straits for Glen Canyon Dam; Lodore/Deso to See Higher Flows from Flaming Gorge Dam Releases

Boaters on the Grand this year can expect lower water. And those on stretches above Lake Powell, especially on the Green River in canyons...

Breaking News: Ocoee Whitewater Center Burns to Ground

Site of the 1996 Summer Olympics—and its Olympic flame—the Ocoee Whitewater Center, located along the banks of the Upper Ocoee in Ducktown, TN, was engulfed...

Bird’s-eye View of the “New” Barrel Springs on the Colorado

While 2020’s Grizzly Creek fire wreaked havoc on the Colorado River’s Glenwood Canyon outside of Glenwood Springs, CO, the resulting mudslides also did the...

Singleton to Retire as AW Head

For as long as most of us at Paddling Life can remember, Mark Singleton has been the life force behind conservation and river access...

NRS Releases “Changing the Flow” Film 

A story spanning nearly a decade, NRS Films’  Changing the Flow shows the world what can happen when women defy strict societal norms to find...

Down River Equipment Launches Used Gear Program

Used paddling gear just got easier to find. Wheat Ridge, Colo.'s Down River Equipment, a leading river equipment supplier and manufacturer, just launched a new...

NRS Movin’ and Shakin’

Moscow, Idaho’s Northwest River Supplies (NRS) is making moves with big internal developments including promotions in senior leadership, expansion of the product development team...

OARS Presents Dory Land, New Film Celebrating 50 Years of Idaho Dories

Many river runners say there is no better way to experience a river than by dory. Beyond their stout, thoughtful design, these wooden boats...

Holiday Doubles Down on DEI

Holiday River Expeditions is doubling down in terms of DEI, with a new series of trips designed for the LGBTQ and BIPOC communities. Following two...

6 Days/6 Rivers: A Costa Rican Kayaking Odyssey with Amazing Vacations

“Buenas Lineas,” says our guide Arnaldo Cespedes. “Good lines.” We just finished scouting a Class IV rapid called Robin Hood on Costa Rica’s Rio Naranjo...

It’s River Permit Time: 10 Tips from our Friends at CKS!

The Selway. Middle Fork. Yampa. Lodore. Deso/Gray. San Juan. Cataract. Salt. Grand. Those are just a few of the iconic western rivers up for...

And In This Corner, Weighing In At….! Alpacka Hits the Water Running in 2022 With New Lightweight Boat Line-up

Yes, it sounds like a boxing announcer, and for good reason. Pack raft maker Alpacka is packing in a full, ultralight product line for...

American WW Year-end Wrap!

Let's put it this way: If the nonprofit was an MMA fighter, it'd be fighting up a class or two... As American Whitewater ED Mark...

Rockslides and Rafting: Nightmare on the Grand Canyon Kills One, Injures Several

Last summer, a group of commercial passengers (and their guides) saw firsthand a dose of how powerful Mother Nature can be, surviving a storm-induced...

Inside AIRE’s Outcast Sporting Gear (OSG)

Want whitewater-worthy beefiness with your fishing craft package? Look no further than AIRE’s sister company, Outcast, designed to offer just that, bringing the company’s...

Testing the Level 6 Australis

Want a sweet-looking and performing shortie for warm water/weather paddling? Look no further than the Australis from Level 6,  a short-sleeve semi-dry top constructed...

Bosnia to Host 2022 World Rafting Champs

COVID can’t cancel a rafting comp. That’s the word from the International Rafting Federation, which, after two years of obstacles and restrictions, announced that...

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Great Alabama 650, the World’s Longest Annual Paddle Race, Kicks off Oct 1-11

The world’s longest annual paddle race is set to test the mettle—and blister threshold—of core-to-the-bone paddlers Oct. 1-11 in...
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Tales from the Cripps: Episode 3. Tales from Honduras

Episode 3. Tales from Honduras Today, let’s travel through time and space to Central America in the 1990s. My guest...

Quinfecta: Jackson, Marr, Voorhees Bro’s Notch 5 Laps on the Stikine

Cross Canada’s Stikine off the big water bucket list for Dane Jackson. Paddling Jackson’s new Gnarvana creekboat, His Daneness,...

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The Ultimate Guide to How to Store Your Raft

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Middle Fork Salmon Blocked by Debris Flow

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