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How Kayaking Saved the L.A. River

The Los Angeles River has long been a punchline, proof of its city’s stereotypes. It is a post-apocalyptic aquatic freeway, a greenish tributary slicing...

Whitewater Legend Roger Paris

Few adventurers have been as present in mountain culture over the past sixty years as Roger Paris (Ro zhe' Pair ree). His life reads...
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The Return of the Kern

I have been extremely excited about releasing this project to the public. The Cataracts of the Kern have been absolutely incredible all year. Growing...

Legends of Rafting: Bill McGinnis

Bill McGinnis helped take commercial boating from its crude roots to the polished professionalism it practices today. In 1975, McGinnis wrote Whitewater Rafting, the...

35 Years in 35 Minutes

My first campout of the kayak trip in 1970. Third weekend of kayaking. September 1970 River running in 1970 when life jackets and helmets were...

The Kayaking First Descents of Royal Robbins

Royal the Adventurer not Royal the Climber is what we should probably call him. In addition to his pioneering climbing feats, Royal was also...

The Daniel Effect

Okay, here’s how we’re gonna do this. That was a good signal to pay attention to Daniel DeLaVergne because the king of logistics was about...

The Triple Crown

Smooth granite rose in graceful arcs over the San Joaquin River, pinching a tumult of whitewater between vertical walls deep in the backcountry of...

Flashback: High Peaks and Deep Canyons

The late 1970s and the early ‘80s were a time of fierce and friendly competition to claim first kayak and raft descents down hundreds...