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Gear Reviews: NRS Otter Expedition Raft

By: K.M. Collins, February 24, 2022

Could any boater ask for a better birthday present than a mint condition, brand new raft? This article explores how my new raft compares to my old, beater raft, favorite...

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So many boats

Pro Tip: FAQ For New Rowers

By: Michael Hughes, February 17, 2022

I spend a lot of my time recreating and working on the river. I have been on trips with people that have more experience than I may ever gain and...

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Ducky Wars All Day

Pro Tips: River Trips Games

By: Michael Hughes, January 28, 2022

River trips are all about doing exactly what you want to do. Feel like relaxing in the shade and reading a book? Do it! Can't stand the thought of sitting...

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Enjoying The River

Pro Tips: Cooler Packing

By: Michael Hughes, January 14, 2022

Packing your cooler and getting the most out keeping your food cold and fresh is very important. Every cooler expert has their secrete ways for keeping ice until day 10,...

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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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River Lovers Gift Guide

By: Michael Hughes, December 2, 2021

The holiday season is upon us and you may be thinking about getting a gift for a fellow river lover. Hopefully you haven't waited to long to track some of...

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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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