A Brief History of the Packraft

Backpacking is great. But water is the blood of a landscape. In a boat, drifting at eye level with the water, undistracted by the...

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...

Tallulah – Day One

It is late in the day, but oh what a day it has been. One hundred and twenty lucky paddlers have hiked down a...

The Green River Gorge

A call to preservation Thirty-four years ago, farsighted conservationists like Wolf Bauer, together with state park planners, moved to preserve the gorge and the lands...

Ken Brower on Defeating Dams

In 1952, Ken Brower entered a new kind of battle. However, as an 8-year-old boy loading up onto an Army surplus neoprene pontoon raft,...

Epic Descent: The River Wildest

After a decade of failed attempts and fatal rebuffs, an Outside-sponsored expedition runs Tibet's Upper Tsanpgo Gorge—and lives to tell about it. ON FEBRUARY 16,...
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LVMTV: Cheoah Releases

Today, we talk with American Whitewater's Jeff Paine and Kevin Colburn about their work and success securing releases on North Carolina's Cheoah River. AW...

A hard look at Dimple Rock

On Sept. 16, 1961, six paddlers pointed their canoes to the right to avoid a large rock on the left side of Youghiogheny River,...

Great Falls: A breeding ground

A chance encounter in the Landon School lunchroom in 1961 changed the fate of whitewater kayaking in the D.C. area. Tom McEwan was 15 when...

The Gauley, By Golly

...after careful consideration it was judged too difficult for men and women in US Army uniforms to discuss the "Gad Dam" without rolling on...