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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...

White Water Woman

French kayaker Nouria Newman adventures into California's high Sierra mountains to run the legendary Upper Cherry Creek. This is an expedition that she has...

The Kayaking Legacy of Reg Lake

All the ones without portages had been done.  So then you have to think: what hasn’t been done? There are two sports worlds. There is...

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...