Tappan Falls

Pro Tips: River Permit Lottery

By: Michael Hughes, January 24, 2024

Every January boating groups around the country (maybe the world) get together in person, video chats, or long email chains and formulate a plan to get the perfect season of...

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Send It

Pro Tips: River Slang Defined

By: Michael Hughes, December 15, 2023

Do you have a non-whitewater friend who has a hard time following the conversation around your boater friends? Or maybe even you are having a hard time with the conversation....

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2023 Holiday Gift Guide

By: Michael Hughes, November 30, 2023

Looking for a gift for your favorite river person? Maybe you are just building a list for your self. Check out our 2023 holiday gift guide. Gifts Under $30 Gifts...

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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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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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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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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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UL Chairs

Gear Review: Ultralight Chairs

By: Michael Hughes, January 12, 2023

Multi-day raft trips are like car camping trips. Just bring it all! So you may not think ultralight camp gear is needed in the whitewater world. That is until you...

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Pro Tip: Planning A Multi-Day Raft Trip

By: Michael Hughes, February 4, 2022

Many people have gathered with their friends to submit permits for multi-day trips across the country. Deadlines for some of the classics pass at the end of January. Everyone is...

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