Soul Rafter - Salt River

The Salt River, one often talked about, but rarely run multiday raft trip in Arizona. For the past few years the Salt has had little luck holding and having enough water to whitewater raft. But this year, the projections were holding strong. Sixth episode of Soul Rafter's 19 rivers in 2019 campaign where Rafting Magazine Ambassador Nick Prete attempts to paddle 19 new rivers in 2019.

Loicas - 2019 Chilean Open Women's Team

We caught up with Tabata Soto, team captain, of Loicas women’s rafting team from Chile. These hard charging ladies are competing for this year’s WRF World Cup. We wanted to get their perspective on what rafting means to them as they step on to the world stage of rafting.

Soul Rafter - Chamberlain Falls

The North Fork of the American River in Northern California has clear water and beautiful scenery, so it wasn't hard to convince our friends to go boating. Fifth episode of Soul Rafter's 19 rivers in 2019 campaign where Rafting Magazine Ambassador Nick Prete attempts to paddle 19 new rivers in 2019.

Soul Rafter - Boat Smith

The first annual BoatSmith Whitewater Festival brought boaters from all over Oregon, California, the Northwest, and all over to Gasquet, California. Fourth episode of Soul Rafter's 19 rivers in 2019 campaign where Rafting Magazine Ambassador Nick Prete attempts to paddle 19 new rivers in 2019.

The Gear Shed - CRKT Bear Claw

The Bear Claw from Columbia River Knife and Tool (CRKT) is one of the top contenders for river knives out there. Check out Trevor’s review of this handy and useful river knife. We will break down all of the elements, benefits, and limitations of this knife in this installment of the gear shed.

Guide School - The 4 Basic Parts of a Rapid

In this lesson we will be taking a look at what basic elements you should be looking out for when you are breaking down a rapid in your head. This guide will help you understand some of the basic features of a rapid as well as giving some basic ideas on what to watch out for while you are scouting a rapid.

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.

Soul Rafter - 2018 Recap

2018 has come to a close, and we have to put aside our old resolutions. Ours was to raft 18 rivers in 2018 and we did it! In this video Nick Prete talks about the 2018 season and what the future holds for next season of Soul Rafter.

Keep it Clean! – Evolution of the Clean Principle

The Clean Principle began life as the “Clean Line Principle.” This principle advises that any webbing or rope loop on a throwbag is a potential snag hazard. These loops can become snagged in trees or on rocks, creating a serious and possibly fatal entrapment hazard. Rescue instructors often point out that “rope and moving water are a bad mixture.”

One Minute, One Hundred Words - Starting the Journey

After being the youngest woman to raft 556 miles of America's last wild river, Vay O'Brien, tackles tough questions on the young woman experience, resilience, building confidence, controlling fear, and finding your flow. This is part 2 of Vay’s five-part story: ONE Quest ONE Girl: Told in one picture, one video, and one hundred words.

Soul Rafter - Tullulah River

This is the seventeenth episode of Soul Rafter's 18 rivers in 2018 series where Rafting Magazine Ambassador Nick Prete attempts to paddle 18 new rivers in 2018. In this episode Nick is taking on the Big Bad Oceana on the Tullulah River.