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Expedition: Alps 2019

We had such an outstanding trip to France this year for Expedition Alps. Team Paddler Trevor Croft had 1 week to make it happen and he pulled off 6 days of back to back boating out there. Follow along with his adventure as he enjoys some amazing french whitewater.

The Trail Less Traveled: Karl Karlstrom

Recorded on location at the bottom of The Grand Canyon with Dr. Karl Karlstrom, professor of Geology in the department of earth & planetary sciences at The University of New Mexico. Karl is a professional climber who has been working in the Grand Canyon for over three decades. Karl was directly involved with the creation of the Grand Canyon South Rim's "Trail of Time". Karl has been featured on numerous films TV shows featuring the Grand Canyon.

The Evolution of Rafting in Russia

16 years ago, I moved to the Caucasus Mountains, a region with an abundance of rivers. I had decided to stop combining military service with boating, but at that time if you told ordinary people that you wanted to invite them rafting they wouldn't understand you. Almost no one knew what rafting was. There was not one commercial company in my region that offered river rafting, so I decided to be the first.

The Trail Less Traveled: Glenn Goodrich

This episode in particular was recorded on the edge of the Colorado River at Pipe Springs, where the Bright Angel Trail meets the Colorado River. I sat with my main river guide mentor, Glenn Goodrich, to talk to him about running over 445 rivers of the world since 1977. Glenn has been guiding since 1977 & when he is not guiding on the river... he is thoughtfully running rivers all over the world just for fun! Glenn has made multiple first descents around the world and doesn't have any plans for slowing down. Glenn's personal goal is to run 500 rivers before he retires.

Gulf Hagas Rafting Expedition

Ask any class V boater who has paddled Gulf Hagas in Maine and I'd bet at least 9 out of 10 will tell you that it is Maine’s best run. It is a beautiful canyon that has been enjoyed by paddlers and hikers for decades now but I had only seen it in books and videos. It has a steep creek flowing through a deep gorge that has some very attractive waterfall drops and challenging rapids with high consequences.

Guiding Our Future - CFI Youth River Skills Camp

The team packed up and headed out to Moab to join Canyonlands Field Institute's Youth River Skills Camp. The Daily Section of the Colorado provided a perfect backdrop for this awesome training program. We sat down with some of CFI's Youth Leaders to learn why this type of youth education and empowerment program is so important in the river world.

Paddling the John Wesley Powell Route

On May 24, 1869, John Wesley Powell and nine crewmen in four wooden rowboats set off down the Green River to map the final blank spot on the American map. Three months later, six ragged men in only two boats emerged from the Grand Canyon. And what happened along the rugged 1,000 river miles in between quickly became the stuff of legend. Today, the JWP route offers some of the most adventurous paddling in the United States. Across six southwestern states, paddlers will find a surprising variety of trips. Enjoy flatwater floats through Canyonlands and the Uinta Basin; whitewater kayaking or rafting in Dinosaur National Monument and Cataract Canyon; afternoon paddleboarding on Flaming Gorge Reservoir and Lake Powell; multiday expeditions through Desolation Canyon and the Grand Canyon; and much more, including remarkable hikes and excursions to ancestral ruins, historic sites, museums, and waterfalls.

Destination: Peru

Ben Webb has been a long time champion of the Maranon river in Peru. He offers up an inside look at the incredible rafting opportunities in the Peruvian Andes. Peru has more to offer than just Machu Picchu, there are some truly amazing whitewater rafting experiences to be had in this country.

There and Packraft Again: A Hiker's Tail

River running can be an intimidating prospect and getting into the sport is admittedly daunting. A great way to get your feet wet is pack rafting. With unparalleled accessibility these boats can get you started in lakes and easy rivers. Girl on a Hike shares her experience getting into pack rafting and how she has fallen in love with boating.

Destination: Nepal

Nestled between Tibet and India, you’ll find the narrow country of Nepal. What it lacks in size and greatness it makes up for in notoriety. Once one of the most influential and wealthy countries in Asia, Nepal is now known as the adventure country of the world.

4 Things to Expect From Your First Rafting Trip

If you haven’t been on the river it’s hard to know what to expect from your trip. Friends will try to convince you to go telling you it’s “hardcore” or super fun, but they rarely elaborate on why they feel that way.  Whitewater rafting can seem like a scary experience for some at first, but beyond the fear and hype of the adrenaline rush, there is a truly world changing experience that rivers and remote canyons have to offer.

Trip Report - Mother Lode Falls

The team has been taking advantage of all of this year's "opportunistic flows" on the South Fork of the American River Below Slab Creek Dam. Deep in the lower gorge is a massive rapid known as Mother Lode Falls. Team paddler Daniel Jenkins has been grabbing the bull by the horns to charge down this beast at several different flows.

Taureau - Quebec's Class V Beast

The Taureau Section of the Jacques-Cartier River is one Quebec's toughest sections of whitewater and this Class V beast certainly lives up to the hype. Checkout the adventure as out the adventures as Pascal Girard and his crew take on some incredible drops.