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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IRF Hood River-6

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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The Lower Gauley River

The Best Rapid in Each State: The Southeast

By: Nick Wright, November 5, 2020

If you've seen our list of best rapids in the western states, you'll know that we follow an incredibly scientific formula to determine the best rapid in each state. This...

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The Tools Needed

Pro Tip: Hatch Covers

By: Michael Hughes, August 21, 2020

I have thought about the perfect raft set up for many years. While it has been a slow process I am nearing the end to piecing together my perfect build....

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The Supplies Needed

Pro Trip: Urethane Repair

By: Michael Hughes, August 6, 2020

Many people often ask how long a raft will last. That is a pretty complex question with many variables. However, not matter the material, a raft that is taken care...

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Small raft in a big drop (Sunset Falls)

Hyside 10.5 Mini-Max Review

By: Thomas Bauerschmidt Sweeney, June 10, 2020

This is an independent Hyside 10.5 Mini-Max review. I have owned this whitewater raft for the past three years and paddled it on a variety of rivers, most often as...

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