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The Three Gems of Bhutan

Bhutanese culture centers around Buddhism and there are many significant cultural figures you will see depicted throughout the country. The three most important figures in Bhutan are the Buddha, Guru Rinpoche (pronounced “Rin-po-ch-ay”), and Shabdrung....

KOKATAT Life Vest on the Color...

“Indiana” James McBeath runs the length of the Grand Canyon with many thanks to the Kokatat Ronin Pro life vest (PFD). James is paddling the Jackson Kayak Zen. Many thanks to Tony Lunt, Outdoors… Check out the latest paddlesports gear over at...

Rough and Ready Creek at Seatt...

As early as the 1930’s, residents of the Illinois Valley in Oregon have worked to protect the unique landscape that makes up the watershed of Rough and Ready Creek. Those early efforts served mainly to counter the removal of rare plants from the area and resulted in...

ACTION ALERT: Defend Clean Wat...

The Clean Water Protection Rule (also known as the Waters of the U.S. rule) is under attack in the U.S. House of Representatives. Please contact your representatives and make your voice heard! Over the last eight years, there’s been increased controversy...

Dagger “Phantom” P...

Dagger athlete Ryan Mooney testing the prototype race boat “Phantom” on the Moshier Spillway of the Beaver River. ...

First Descender Bill Bickham R...

Bill Bickham, a whitewater canoe champion who made the first descent of the Youghiogheny River in May of 1959, returned to Friendsville this past Saturday for a valedictory trip with Precision Rafting Expeditions. Once considered an extreme expedition, the...

Adventuresport Institute Compl...

American Whitewater congratulates the Garrett College Adventuresport Institute for managing another successful season of Savage River whitewater releases. The river, which hosted the 1989 World Slalom and Whitewater Championships, offers five miles of very...

Fifty Years of the Wilderness ...

They have names like Frank Church, Mokelumne, Mount Hood, Kalmiopsis, and Ansel Adams. They are legally designated Wilderness and part of our National Wilderness Preservation System. On September 3rd, 1964 President Lyndon B. Johnson signed a framework into law that...

The Tatshenshini & Lower A...

The Tatshenshini and Lower Alsek is a remote132-mile wilderness stretch of river that flows through the Yukon, British Columbia, and Alaska. The trip starts at Dalton post in Kluane National Park, cuts through the St. Elias Mountain Range in Tatshenshini-Alsek...

James McBeath takes YoSimmity ...

in his Jackson Side Kick. Check out the latest paddlesports gear over at NRSWEB.com....

Oregon State Marine Board Cont...

After an initial round of meetings, earlier in the summer, the Oregon State Marine Board has announced that they will be doing another round of meetings and continue to seek feedback on the needs of the non-motorized boating community. We encourage those who paddle...
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recent from Boater TV KOKATAT Life Vest on the Colorado River in the Grand Canyon
KOKATAT Life Vest on the Colorado River in the Grand Canyon “Indiana” James McBeath runs the length of the Grand Canyon with many thanks to the Kokatat Ronin Pro life vest (PFD). James is paddling the Jackson Kayak Zen. Many thanks to Tony Lunt, Outdoors… Check out the latest paddlesports gear over at...
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ACTION ALERT: Defend Clean Water The Clean Water Protection Rule (also known as the Waters of the U.S. rule) is under attack in the U.S. House of Representatives. Please contact your representatives and make your voice heard! Over the last eight years, there’s been increased controversy and confusion about whether certain...
recent from Paddler Spotlight Werner Paddles white water Team paddler Sage Donnelly 2013 Year end report
Werner Paddles white water Team paddler Sage Donnelly 2013 Year end report 13 year Sage Donnelly, member of Team Werner Paddles, had quite a year, travelling with her Mom Steph and a herd of big dogs in their family RV, catching up with Dad Matt here and here along the way.  Here is her year in review.  “After winning Freestyle Nationals, I extended my stay back east to...
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Video: NRS Kayak Un-Pin Kit This video from NRS shows all the essentials for a basic Z-Drag set-up in one small kit that fits easily in any whitewater kayak or canoe. This kit was created specifically to address the needs of creek boaters. You can buy this product through Amazon.com right here. Water safety is way too...