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Whitewater Rhapsody

A whitewater comedy! Filmed in 1984 on the Ottawa River near Pembroke (nearest Beachburg Ontario, Canada).

Why the Stikine Still Matters

It’s not uncommon to arrive at a river and find a local paddler at the takeout, waiting to hitch a ride back to the...

Seven Days of Demshitz

The Demshitz crew, all but one of them in kayaking gear, was scouting a 40-foot waterfall they called the Dirty Toilet Bowl on the...

The Legend of Demshitz

People ask all the time, “What is Demshitz? Who is demshitz?” And the answer to that question is difficult to answer quickly and/or accurately…So Demshitz wrote it...

Years Later, I Added the Frame

“Look at the moon,” I said, pointing. “And that star, and the little cloud.” “Yeah.” “And the ridge, and those other clouds. What a picture. What...

Overflow!

We expected extreme whitewater. We knew we were all skilled paddlers, climbers, and hikers and could handle ourselves in the wilderness. We were trained...

Rich Weiss, 1996 Olympics

Rich Weiss -- 1996 Olympics. Watch: Rich Weiss - 1996 Olympics

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...

History of West Virginia Rafting

On a drizzly, overcast June afternoon, I set out to challenge the whitewater of the New River for the first time. I had always...
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The High Water Mark

John Regan had his hiking boots in the back of his boat. He knew, with the Upper Yough at seven feet, surging and pulsing...