Drowned

How do you save someone who's already dead? Rafa Ortiz, Rush Sturges, and Gerd Serrasolses found out. The Rio Tulijá is a remote white-water river...

30th Anniversary of the 1985 WV Flood

The 1985 flood had a big impact on the whitewater rafting business and affected everyone who paddled the river in canoes and kayaks. It...
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The High Water Mark

The fine line between floodstage and being changed forever.

Kenton Grua: The Factor

Did you have any idea what was down there? “Yeah, we knew there'd be a big one down there … But basically we were...

They Call Themselves the Young Guns

RUSH STURGES IS RESTING AT home during the last week of April when a kayaking friend calls to tell him the news: The Bus...

Making Sense of Death

A number of years ago more than ten excellent paddlers died within a season, stunning many in the sport and putting a damper on...

The Things They Carried

Willie Kern With Chuck Kern's kayak and paddle "Fourteen years later, what did I keep? That squirt boat and paddle—those are the things I couldn't get...

Kayaker Willie Kern on Pushing the Limit

A guide for most of his adult life, Utah-based kayaker Willie Kern has been all over the map. From the heights of the Himalayas...

The Tsangpo River

On February 4, a team comprising explorers and kayakers from seven nations began a planned two-month-long expedition through the Tsangpo Gorge in southeastern Tibet....

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...