Pro Tip: River Etiquette

By: Michael Hughes, December 22, 2021

The river can be a busy place with lots of moving parts, users, and ideas. A common understanding of river etiquette for all types of rafts can make or break...

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New Gear For 2022

New Gear For 2022

By: Michael Hughes, December 10, 2021

2022 is just around the corner. Low inventory and supply chain issues continue to be a problem but there is still new gear coming soon. Here are a couple pieces...

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Gear Reviews: Big Agnes Insulated Q-Core SLX Sleeping Pad

By: Michael Hughes, November 10, 2021

While raft trips are sort of like a car camping trip, there is a limit to how much stuff you should bring. Wether you are on a private trip with...

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Paddle Sports in the COVID-19 Era Pt. 5

By: Michael Hughes, March 12, 2021

This week our journey through the paddle sports world in the COVID era has brought to raft training and education. I chatted with international training guru Mark Hirst about what...

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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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Big Water Lochsa

Paddle Sports in the COVID-19 Era Pt. 2

By: Michael Hughes, February 18, 2021

This week I chatted with my friend Seth over at Next Adventure to see what has been going on with COVID there. Stay up to date with them via Instagram...

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Paddle Sports in the COVID-19 Era Pt. 1

By: Michael Hughes, February 9, 2021

I have been curious how COVID-19 has impacted the paddle sports world. While it has closed some doors, some areas seems to be thriving. My buddy Jake over at Immersion...

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6 Classic River Books

Classic River Books

By: Michael Hughes, January 22, 2021

While none of these books made the New York Times Best Seller list, at least I am going to assume that, I found some real gems amongst the books shelves....

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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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