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Warm Springs

Warm Springs Rapid is one of the West's classic whitewater experiences. Located in the deep canyons of Dinosaur National Monument on the Yampa River,...

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...

Lehigh Whitewater – A Brief History

The Lehigh River, a once wild and scenic river, became stagnant when it was dammed in the early 1800s to allow shipment of anthracite...

Gauley Fest

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

Illegal to Paddle

The whitewater of Johns Creek flows through a beautiful gorge, culminating in a 10-foot waterfall. The paved shuttle is short; put-in and take-out are...

No Turning Back

I fell in love. Deeply, dangerously, without chance of escape. Two friends had introduced me to her in the summer of ‘69. A year...

Toxaway River

In the early days of the GCA regular trips were held on sections of several rivers which are now inundated. Among these are parts...

The Origins of Ladshaw Day

Hydroelectric power supplies a modest 6-8% of electric demand in the U.S. today, but following the installation of the nation's first hydroelectric plant in...
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Upper Yough: The First 25 Years

The evolution of a whitewater destination, from an endless string of rocks to gunshots ringing out.
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First Kayak Descent of the Niagara River Gorge

Thirty shirtless river guides were packed into the sweltering dormitory room; the machismo was almost as overpowering as the stench. Chris Spelius (known as...