Wind River Race

Upper Wind Whitewater Festival

By: Michael Hughes, March 23, 2023

The sun is shinning and snow is starting to melt! Whitewater festival time is here! The 2023 Upper Wind Whitewater Festival kicked off spring last weekend. Lower flows kept many...

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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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Gear Garage Contest

Gear Garage Ultimate River Runner Contest

By: Zach, October 20, 2022

Join our first ever Ultimate River Runner Contest! You'll need to submit videos for review by the judges to show off your abilities. Grand Prize: Immersion Research $1000 gift certificate...

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Racers Getting Ready

Events: Upper Wind Whitewater Festival 2022

By: Michael Hughes, March 22, 2022

The short winter days are gone, its starting to rain, and snow is melting. Spring is here! This past weekend folks from all corners of the paddling world gathered at...

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Cataraft on the South Fork of the Smith River Gorge

Top 6 Whitewater Runs on California's Smith River

By: Zach, January 31, 2020

BoatSmith is a few weeks away, which means whitewater paddlers from across the west will be migrating to Northern California’s Smith River. This is the only watershed in California with...

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Boating Time on the Smith River

Event: First Annual BoatSmith

By: Michael Hughes, February 20, 2019

River festivals can be tough to plan, organize, and execute. There are a ton of details from sponsors and vendors, shuttle logistics, and of course, there needs to be water...

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Wall Creek on the Middle Fork of the Salmon River

River Permit Lotteries

By: Michael Hughes, January 5, 2019

Well it is now January and that means it is time to start planning some river trips for the up coming season. Many of the popular multi-day rivers trips of...

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Kayak Slalom at the Upper Clackamas Whitewater Festival

Event: Upper Clackamas River Festival 2015

By: Michael Hughes, May 7, 2015

Flowers are blooming, the days are getting longer, and rain clouds are doing their best to produce some precipitation. That means it is spring, with summer not to far off....

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Kayaker at Ti’lomikh Falls

Event: King of the Rogue 2014

By: Molly, August 15, 2014

Boating for a good cause is kind of the best thing ever. Especially if it means you could be named "King of the Rogue." Who wouldn't want to be named...

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Ducky Race

Event: Clackfest 2014

By: Molly, May 19, 2014

If you're a boater in the Pacific Northwest, the Upper Clackamas Whitewater Festival is an event not to be missed. This was the 31st year the festival has taken place...

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