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.

Soul Rafter - Yosemite Valley Rafting

The sixth episode of Soul Rafter's "18 rivers in 2018," a series in which Rafting Magazine Ambassador Nick Prete attempts to whitewater raft 18 new rivers in 2018. The Wild and Scenic Merced River through Yosemite National Park in California is possibly one of the prettiest rivers you could ever run and until only a few years ago it was closed off to boaters.

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.

Soul Rafter - The Royal Gorge

The Royal Gorge section of the Arkansas River is a sight to behold. Here we whitewater raft this section at 300 CFS in March 2018. First episode of Soul Rafter's 18 rivers in 2018 series where Rafting Magazine Ambassador Nick Prete attempts to paddle 18 new rivers in 2018.

Welcome to Rafting - Getting In Shape for Boating

Rafting is a highly physical sport at it's core. Weather you are a pro paddler running huge rivers or you are new to rafting and you are going on your first trip with a commercial outfitter, staying in shape is critical to having a great experience out on the river. The expert personal trainers at California Family Fitness share 6 critical exercises to becoming a stronger paddler.

Choosing the Correct Throwbag

A throwbag simply consists of a bag of floating rope to be thrown across a stretch of moving or still water to make a conditional rescue with a swimmer. Like most things in life a product that works for one person may not work for another. The same can be said about throwbags.  In an extreme way of thinking the ability to successfully deploy your throwbag when needed literally could mean life or death!

Drowning Doesn’t Look Like Drowning

If a crew member falls overboard and everything looks OK – don’t be too sure. Sometimes the most common indication that someone is drowning is that they don’t look like they’re drowning. They may just look like they are treading water and looking up at the deck. One way to be sure? Ask them, “Are you alright?”

What does a rafting company provide?

Welcome to Rafting! This is the first part in our series aimed at welcoming new participants to the sport of whitewater rafting. If you are new to rafting, a first timer, or you are getting a group together and don’t know what to expect you probably want to know why would you go with a rafting company and what do they provide?

The easy answer is: Just show up and we take care of the rest. That is the mantra of any good rafting company.

The Gear Shed - Sotar Rafts

Team Paddler Kailee headed up to the Sotar factory in Merlin Oregon to find out what goes into manufacturing a Sotar raft. These guys are hands down one of the best boat builders out there in terms of customization and they offer an incredible range of options to get you into a boat that most closely fits your boating style. From tried and true stock designs to ground up custom builds find out what makes a Sotar such a strong contender for one of the world's best rafts.