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Ohiopyle Falls is an inflection point. After meandering downstream of the Pennsylvania line, the falls marks a shift in the river.

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A Creek Contested

“A state-recognized Virginia treasure,” I say as I pull up to the infamous Johns Creek, a jewel of southwestern Virginia that, until recently, was illegal...

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Legends of Rafting: Glenn Goodrich

Most ardent river runners have, at some point, been a guide. Some try it for...

Gauley Fest

The largest boating festival began with a single orange and a candy bar split six ways.

Rob Lesser and the Legend of the Stikine

The first whisper of the Grand Canyon of Stikine was a brief conversation between Rob...

Canoeing Down Everest

Mick Hopkinson is one of the pioneers of whitewater kayaking. Hailing from Yorkshire, in the...

Denied – Linville Gorge, 1973

It was one of those early spring days that seemed no season at all, rather...
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The High Water Mark

John Regan had his hiking boots in the back of his boat. He knew, with...

For extreme kayaker Tao Berman, danger makes it all worthwhile

A week in the life of professional extreme kayaker Tao Berman: Run some really snarky drops...

The History Of Liquidlogic Kayaks

A little history: In the late 90’s, Perception kayaks was at the top of their game....

Paddling Provocateur Corran Addison

Corran Addison has mellowed. Or perhaps matured. Maybe he’s just learned to censor himself. Or maybe...
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Vladamir Vanha Tribute

This is "vladimir tribute" by on Vimeo, the home for high quality videos and the...

Made: John Weld

Hardly a week goes by without someone asking me or someone at IR the simple...
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The Backender Boat

Ohiopyle Falls is an inflection point. After meandering downstream of the Pennsylvania line, the falls marks a shift in the river.
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A Token of My Extreme

This video is a classic of West Virginia whitewater paddling, featuring many of the badasses...

Unfiltered: Tom McEwan

Tom McEwan grew up at his family’s outdoor camp in Maryland, honing his paddling and...
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The High Water Mark

The fine line between floodstage and being changed forever.

Timeline- Remembering Hendri Coetzee

1997: Hendri Coetzee meets Pete Meredith, who immediately hires him to guide rafts on the...

The Wrong Side of the Edge

I was tired and spent as I rose up over another big wave. Appearing out...

Glacier to Gobi Expedition

On our third morning on the Kyrgyz Republic's Sary Jaz River, we faced our first...

The River People

Snaking through bush-clad canyons, the Kaituna River is a mystical gorge of fast-moving water, steep...

Keller lives for thrills of big drops

It was late June 2003 when North Carolina paddling prodigy Pat Keller ventured into Rutherford...
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62 Years

The last time Ken Brower traveled down the Yampa River in Northwest Colorado was with...
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LVMTV: Cheoah Releases

Today, we talk with American Whitewater's Jeff Paine and Kevin Colburn about their work and...

Election Day Flood remembered

The 1985 flood had a big impact on the whitewater rafting business and affected everyone...

Ken Brower on Defeating Dams

In 1952, Ken Brower entered a new kind of battle. However, as an 8-year-old boy...

Pioneers of the Iconic Cheat River

In the rugged Allegheny Mountains of West Virginia, an equally rugged river flows north for...

Paddler Focus: Kent Ford

He’s one of the biggest advocates of bringing whitewater to the appeal of the masses,...

15 Things You Didn’t Know About The Green Race

When this year’s 20th anniversary of the coveted Green Race near Asheville, N.C., kicks off...

Canoeing’s ‘Pops’ Still Makes Waves

Jamie McEwan looks too young to be such an old legend. Particularly when he is...
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Richard Weiss & Richard Fox

This is the 25 year anniversary of the 1989 World Championship held right here in...

The History Of FIBArk

Every year in June during the Arkansas River runoff in Salida, Colorado, a festival occurs...

The Green River Gorge

A call to preservation Thirty-four years ago, farsighted conservationists like Wolf Bauer, together with state park...
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First Kayak Descent of the Niagara River Gorge

Thirty shirtless river guides were packed into the sweltering dormitory room; the machismo was almost...

The Triple Crown

Smooth granite rose in graceful arcs over the San Joaquin River, pinching a tumult of...
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First Cheoah Release 2005

Shane Benedict prepared this great video from the first day of Cheoah releases in the...
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Juma of Itanda

Humanity, hope and the fate of a mighty river. As Juma Via Kalikwani walks through the...