Zach Collier

Do We Still Need Zach?

By: Courtney Sweeney, April 27, 2023

Most Tuesdays Zach goes live on Youtube to answer questions he has received over the past week. Zach has been immersed in the whitewater community since college at UC Davis....

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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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Mark Paddling the Cheoah River

Paddle Sports in the COVID-19 Era Pt. 4

By: Michael Hughes, March 5, 2021

This week I spoke with the Executive Director of American Whitewater, Mark Singleton. As we have learned over the past few weeks, getting outside was popular in 2020. Let's see...

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Cover Up That Skin

Pro Tip: Sun Protection

By: Thomas Bauerschmidt Sweeney, January 15, 2021

We all enjoy a sunny day on the water, but a sunny day without the proper protection can quickly turn the rest of the week into a painful nightmare of...

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Throw Bag

Pro Tip: Personal Rescue Equipment (PRE)

By: Emily Little, January 8, 2021

A lot of boaters show up to put ins with all sorts of gadgets and gizmos in their PFDs for "safety". But what are they for? Do they know how...

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Gear for 2021

New Gear Coming in 2021

By: Michael Hughes, December 30, 2020

Well 2020 is coming to an end. So that means new year and new gear! Here is just a quick look at some of the news gear you will see...

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Kayaking on Washington's Wind River

How Do Rapids Form in a River?

By: Nick Wright, August 14, 2020

Whitewater rapids are an integral part of boating. Whether you are running day trips full of continuous whitewater or multi-day trips with lots of flat water, everyone agrees the most...

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Big Brother, White Salmon River

Best Whitewater Kayaking in Washington State

By: Emily Little, July 6, 2020

With rivers spanning the entire state of Washington, the whitewater kayaking potential is huge. The rivers vary from big water paddling to technical creek runs. The Olympic Peninsula offers some...

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Kids on Rafting Trips

5 Reasons Kids Should Go on Rafting Trips

By: Emily Little, May 25, 2020

Growing up, my family vacations centered around the outdoors. The highlight of my summers was always going on week long backpacking or rafting trip. My brothers and I were often...

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Heading into Nozzle at low water

The Six Most Common River Hazards

By: Ellie Friedmann, May 22, 2020

Beyond basic water reading, paddlers must be able to recognize river hazards. These features add consequence but are an inescapable part of running rivers. That being said, the best way...

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