Story of the Dolores

Since the late 1980s, when McPhee Dam started diverting the water out of the Dolores River in Colorado, it’s been a long haul to...

Gauley Fest

The largest boating festival began with a single orange and a candy bar split six ways.

The Hudson River Whitewater Derby

In 1958, the Johnsburg Fish and Game Club organized the First Annual Hudson River Whitewater Derby, which became a nationally known competition. It began...

1985 Mulberry Fork Hot Dog Contest

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Mulberry Fork Race 1985 Hot Dog Contest. This was always held after the race and was a lot of fun for both paddlers and...

Botella

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A short film by Mike McKay The Rio Alseseca in Mexico tears its way from a dormant volcano high above Veracruz in a ceaseless torrent...

First Cheoah Release 2005

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Shane Benedict prepared this great video from the first day of Cheoah releases in the fall of 2005.

Who Is Tao Berman?

Tao Berman owns the world record for paddling over a 30-meter waterfall last August in Canada, but his newfound celebrity hasn't diminished his appetite...

Linville Lessons

WICK’S IDEA was that white water sport could be elevated in likeness to classic alpine exploration, a la Shipman and Messner, engendering sagas of ...

Ultra Classic: the Wayne Gentry Interview

At the 1991 Gauley Festival Wayne Gentry released Green Summer, his first whitewater film. While Bob Benner called Gorilla “the most bodacious rapid ever...

Rocketing Into the Grand Canyon’s Great Unknown

IF YOU EVER take a guided river trip through the Grand Canyon, your guides are likely to tell you the story of Kenton Grua,...

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...

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...

Launching a legacy: Nantahala Outdoor Center

When Payson and Aurelia Kennedy quit their jobs in Atlanta, cashed out their retirement, packed up their four children and headed for the wild...

Grand Canyon Speed Record Shattered

In the early hours of Wednesday morning, four paddlers — Ben Luck, Ryan Casey and brothers Matt and Nate Klema — were preparing to...

Klepper History

1907Johann Klepper, a tailor in Rosenheim, Germany is to folding kayak manufacturing as Henry Ford is to the automotive industry. Both pioneered mass production...

Tom Johnson Tribute

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Many innovations in whitewater sport can be traced back to Tom Johnson. This fireman in California had time on his hands to experiment, and...

The Backender Boat

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Ohiopyle Falls is an inflection point. After meandering downstream of the Pennsylvania line, the falls marks a shift in the river.

Gauley Fest

The largest boating festival began with a single orange and a candy bar split six ways.