River Of Healing

For centuries, poets and philosophers extolled the benefits of a walk in the woods: Beethoven drew inspiration from rocks and trees; Wordsworth composed while tromping over the heath; Nikola Tesla conceived the electric motor while visiting a park. Intrigued by our storied renewal in the natural world, Florence Williams sets out to uncover the science behind nature’s positive effects on the brain.

7 Qualities of Great Guides

Being a good guide takes more than just an great ability to navigate rivers. It takes a person who dedicates a portion of their life to living as a guide. More than anything else guiding is a lifestyle. So what exactly does it take to not just make it as a guide, but to thrive as a guide?

Athlete Spotlight - Anna Schroeder

For raft racers it takes more than just a love of the river. It takes courage, dedication, teamwork, and a certain love of adversity. To learn what it takes to be part of this elite group of boaters we caught up with Anna Schroeder of the US women's R6 rafting team.

The New School Guide To Northern California Whitewater

New School Publications has been exploring the rivers and streams of Northern California for over 16 years to bring you the New School Guide to California Whitewater.  Drawing upon a lifetime of knowledge New School Guide Book will to lead you to the secret outdoor stashes of Northern California Whitewater and help you enjoy Northern California's finest rivers in style.

Rafting Team Profile - Raft Team Denmark Ladies

Rafting Magazine was recently able to catch up with Raft Team Denmark Ladies and this group of amazing athletes quickly became one of our favorite teams on the raft racing circuit today. The stories that these women have and their drive to become the best is a powerful inspiration to boaters everywhere. 

Advanced Paddling Technique: Sweep Stroke

The sweep stroke is the critical paddle stroke for making fast, effective, and powerful turns in nearly any whitewater. The commodore will cover how to begin and end the stroke, some interesting science behind what is happening beneath the water, and the finer points on how to get the most out of this stroke. 

Basic Footwear Selection

Kailee Hutchison offers up some of the pros and cons on what works and what doesn't work on the river. Make sure you know what to wear on your feet on an off the river. She also gives some style advice for whitewater rafting guides.