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Happy 50th, Gauley River

Perhaps fittingly for the most challenging big-water river in its region, the Gauley did not give up its first descent easily. It fought kicking...
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62 Years

The last time Ken Brower traveled down the Yampa River in Northwest Colorado was with his father, David Brower, in 1952. This was the...

Mr. Canoe Paddles On

Except for paddling, there wasn’t much that could keep Ralph Frese away from his canoe shop in northwest Chicago. This fall, while undergoing regular...

Canoe Guru

Meet the Canoe Guru! There is no one in the Chicago area who has had more of an impact on Chicago waterways and on the...

Anton Prijon (1929 – 2016)

It is with great sorrow that we inform you of the passing of Anton Prijon, world champion and world famous boat manufacturer. Toni Prijon was...
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Canoe Slalom (1951)

L/S Start of slalom pan at 1 ft. to canoeist going down river. watchers on bank. M/S Another canoeist starting. C/U Another canoeist paddling....
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Martin’s Boat

O.A.R.S. presents Martin's Boat – a 23-minute film by Pete McBride honoring the late Martin Litton - www.martinsboat.com Preeminent conservationist David Brower called him his...

The Old Man and the River

Water running over rocks, Normal people don't come here --Martin Litton On the Grand Canyon No one is likely to insult Martin Litton by calling him normal,...

A Brief History of the Packraft

Backpacking is great. But water is the blood of a landscape. In a boat, drifting at eye level with the water, undistracted by the...

Ain’t It Just Grand

It's a blustery April afternoon on the Colorado River, deep inside Grand Canyon National Park, and from his seat in the stern of a...