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The Secret History of the Green

When John Kennedy and Tom Visnius launched on North Carolina’s Narrows of the Green in the autumn of 1988, they knew very little about...

Risa Shimoda – Rockette Woman

The Upper Eagle River segment can barely be seen from the road which winds hundreds of feet above its steep walled canyon located near...

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...

Georgie White, controversial veteran river runner

It's not the roughest or wildest section of the Colorado River in the Grand Canyon, but after years of debate, Twenty-Four Mile Rapid is...

Raft Guide Georgie White

Raft guide Georgie White’s last raft trip down the Grand Canyon was in 1991, right before her 80th birthday. She wore a full body...

First woman raft guide in Maine

It was 40 years ago this past spring when Suzie Hockmeyer’s then-husband, Wayne, launched an unwieldy inflatable raft into the Kennebec River gorge, hoping...

Local Kayaker Matches Waterfall World Record

Like a glowing amber coal whipped to flame by a sudden gust, veteran local kayaker Shannon Carroll has a new spark in her eye,...

One of Their Own

WILL SEEBER wasn’t worried at first. The 24-year-old Bethesda kayaker had made his way down the Potomac River with fellow paddler Shannon Christy, so together...

Bunny Johns – 2008 Boater Chick of the Year!

Presenting Bunny Johns, Boater Chick of the Year! When I arrived in the Nantahala Community in 1990, I found myself surrounded by so many great...

River Goddesses of WNC, Bunny Johns

“Paddling takes me to wonderful places, beautiful places. It demands that I be totally there. It’s a most fascinating thing for an active mind....