High Water Discussion Zach and Aaron


High Water Discussion | Aaron and Zach's Mediocre Rafting Show

March 22, 2023

It will be high water this season in California for the first time in quite a few years. Zach, Aaron, and Steve all spent time guiding in California on the...

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Colorado has many fun family rafting options

The Best Colorado Rafting Day Trips for Families

By: Courtney Sweeney, March 16, 2023

Without further ado, in no particular order, here are my picks! Arkansas River - Browns Canyon Salida or Buena Vista President Obama designated Brown's Canyon as a National Monument in...

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Velvet Falls on the Middle Fork of the Salmon River at 6.5 feet

Pro Tip: Planning A Middle Fork of the Salmon River Trip

By: Courtney Sweeney, March 9, 2023

Did you open an "congratulations you won a Middle Fork of the Salmon permit" email? If so, congrats. Here are some tips to help you plan you first, 2nd, or...

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Ultimate River Runner Finals


Ultimate River Runner Contest Final Judging | Aaron and Zach's Mediocre Rafting Show

March 6, 2023

In this episode Zach, Aaron and Steve judged the final round of the Ultimate River Runner Contest. The winner is crowned the 2023 Gear Garage Ultimate River Runner, and wins...

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Smith River

Events: BoatSmith

By: K.M. Collins, February 28, 2023

BoatSmith is a beloved whitewater festival and race held happens annually on the Smith River near Gasquet, CA. As a mid-February season opener to whitewater races, it’s a home-town throwdown...

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Carnage Videos


Carnage Videos!! | Aaron and Zach's Mediocre Rafting Show

February 25, 2023

It's carnage week at Gear Garage! In this episode we take a look at a few carnage videos submitted by viewers. We also answered a couple viewer questions which led...

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Pro Tip: Planning A Multi-Day Rogue River Trip

By: Michael Hughes, February 23, 2023

Did you just open an "congratulations you won a Rogue River permit" email? If so congrats. Here are some tips to help you plan you first, maybe 2nd of whatever...

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Whitewater Resources

Pro Tip: Best Whitewater Related Resources

By: Michael Hughes, February 16, 2023

Whitewater is a pretty small niche in the sports world. There aren't huge areas hosting events for the masses. Accessing whitewater for many begins with long hours driving just to...

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Best Practices


Best Practices 2.0 | Aaron and Zach's Mediocre Rafting Show

February 13, 2023

This week we discuss an updated best practices questionnaire with improved questions based on feedback and our lively discussion. In our new segment, Zach's Gear Corner, Zach and Steve discuss...

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Anochor Feature

Pro Tip: Anchors

By: Michael Hughes, February 10, 2023

Your boat is really stuck on a rock, in the middle of a huge rapid, you are calm and relaxed, and start to form a plan. You move some gear,...

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Cooler Management

Pro Tip: Cooler Management on Rafting Trips

By: Nick Wright, February 2, 2023

Packing the coolers is a very important part of your camping or rafting trip. Meal times are where everyone comes together to remember the day, and enjoy the comfort of...

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Throw Bag Rescues


Throw Bag Rescues | Aaron and Zach's Mediocre Rafting Show

January 30, 2023

This week Dougie Fresh joins us to watch videos involving throw bags. The episode began by answering a question about when to deflate tubes in a raft pin situation. We...

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