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Legends of Rafting: Glenn Goodrich

Most ardent river runners have, at some point, been a guide. Some try it for a season, others make it a career. Perhaps nobody...

Legends of Rafting: Mark Cramer

Mark Cramer is the only person to have rafted North America’s big-water Triple Crown: Turnback Canyon of the Alsek, Devils Canyon of the Susitna,...
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A Turkey Runs Through It

40 years ago, Mountain River Tours launched its first commercial rafting trip on the New River. But 3 years earlier, MRT founder Paul Breuer...

It’s a Jeep Thing

To say the old days of raft guide life were one big party might be understating things. Here’s one late-70s misadventure that almost went...
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The Tale of Bud’s Boner

As Bud Franz and Dave Arnold climbed into their kayaks with a 1976 Mountain River Tours raft trip, they promised each other that they...

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...
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Dan River’s Epic Film

I took this footage using my dad’s Super 8 movie camera which I carried down the river in a waterproof ammo can. I would...
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Paddles of the Past

Paddles of the Past - The History & Culture of West Virginia Whitewater, is a film produced by Eric J. Palfrey, a Whitewater guide...
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High Water Dolores River (1983)

Think you've run all the Big #WhiteWater out West? Not Likely... Rare footage of the Dolores raging 1983. This footage was all shot alongside...

Kenton Grua: The Factor

Did you have any idea what was down there? “Yeah, we knew there'd be a big one down there … But basically we were...