Always fun rafting Gore Canyon

Pro Tips: Western River Festivals

By: Michael Hughes, March 1, 2024

Whitewater River Festivals are a joyous celebration of all things rivers and the outdoors. They range in size, river difficulty, and typically have a party for all to celebrate. From...

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Rafting on the Owyhee River

Pro Tip: Planning a Lower Owyhee Trip

By: Michael Hughes, May 11, 2023

Looking to get on the illusive Owyhee River? Cross your fingers for a good snowpack, some spring rains, and clear sunny skies for the perfect spring river trip! Permits This...

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Highwater Owyhee

Pro Tips: Owyhee River at High Water

By: Michael Hughes, April 20, 2023

The Owyhee River is fickle and it relies on a good snowpack and some rain to produce great flows. Every so often the water rises to the 8,000-10,000+ CFS range....

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8 Cool Cooler Lifehacks - You Won't Believe Number 6!

By: Michael Hughes, April 1, 2023

#1 - Throw Bag A throw bag is part of every river runners gear. A cooler just happens to be on every multi day trip! Why not bring a little...

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Colorado has many fun family rafting options

The Best Colorado Rafting Day Trips for Families

By: Courtney Sweeney, March 16, 2023

Without further ado, in no particular order, here are my picks! Arkansas River - Browns Canyon Salida or Buena Vista President Obama designated Brown's Canyon as a National Monument in...

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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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Hand Wash

Pro Tip: Homemade Hand Wash Station

By: Michael Hughes, May 7, 2020

Hand washing has always been important. It is especially important on extended wilderness trips to prevent passing the "stomach bug" to your fellow adventurers. So remember, wash your hands often,...

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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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Green Wall Rapid on the Illinois.

The 10 Best Rafting Trips

By: Zach, September 18, 2019

Writing any “best” list is tough and certainly an opinion skewed by the motivations, personal likes, and experiences of the author. Here is my own personal top 10, my fave...

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Owyhee River

Multi-Day Trips in the West

By: Bryan Tooley, April 11, 2019

When it comes to overnight river trips, the Western US has an amazing collection of options, with each state offering something different. Idaho is known as the whitewater state.  Arizona...

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