All tagged river trips

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.

6 Ways to Make Every Guest Feel Valued

So what distinguishes that paddler in the front left from 1/6 of your guide wages plus a $20 tip and a real person who has thoughts, dreams, and desires? How do you show everyone in your boat that you truly value their time and who they are? Here are 6 tips that can help elevate your interactions and help prevent guests from feeling alienated in such an intimate setting.

Trip Report - San Juan River

In February, I received an email letting me know I had scored a permit for the San Juan River for May 6-8, 2017 from Sand Island to Mexican Hat. Every overnight float I’ve ever been on has been a life changing experience and I hope to share that experience with as many people as I can.

The Ubaye River - Gem of the French Alps

Nestled in the southern alps of France lies the incredible Ubaye Valley and one of France’s premiere rafting destinations. The Ubaye River is located just 4 hours from the Marseille and makes an excellent getaway from the summer heat of the French Riviera. The town of Le Lauzet-Ubaye in the Alpes de Haute Provence hosts all of the major rafting companies on the Ubaye river

Trip Report - Jewel of the Cosumnes

Hidden below a monster death gorge on the North Fork of the Cosumnes is perhaps one of the most fun runs on the whole watershed. This gem is plagued by terrible access and a big hike in. The team spent weeks preparing and were generously rewarded for their efforts. Our latest edit brings you right into the heart of the beauty and the struggle for this gem on the North Cosumnes.

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?

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.

Feather Fest 2016

It's that time of the year again! The Feather River Festival. This single event has become California's biggest river festival and hosts scores of boaters to cap off the 2016 whitewater rafting season in California. Don't miss this Great Event.

Trip Report - Lower South Silver Creek

Lower South Silver Creek is an action packed super beautiful section of high sierra whitewater. This little gem of a creek only started flowing again in 2016 when the FERC licence was renewed. Hopefully we can help raise awareness of this amazing resource and keep it open to future gnerations of boaters.