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Video: Snow SUPing

Video: Snow SUPing

Reminiscent of cross-country snowboarding, snow SUPing is likely to be that next big thing that won’t ever catch on. Still it’s worth trying at least once: throwing a finless SUP board on [...]

Yosemite Rivers Now Open to Paddling

Yosemite Rivers Now Open to Paddling

Yosemite National Park's new Management Plan and Environmental Impact Statement for the Merced places paddling on the same footing as climbing and hiking within the park’s boundaries. The plan offic[...]

5 Guidebooks to Take on your Next Grand Canyon Trip

5 Guidebooks to Take on your Next Grand Canyon Trip

The Exploration of the Colorado River and its Canyons: You gotta have it if you're going down the Grand. Perhaps the greatest first descent ever done, and the best river adventure narrative ever publi[...]

How to Throw a Switch Freewheel

How to Throw a Switch Freewheel

By Nick Troutman 1. Line it up: Turn around backwards and look over your shoulder to watch the entry. You want to be able to see the lip so you know when to throw the freewheel. 2. Get some speed: Get[...]

The Trip of Your Lifetime

The Trip of Your Lifetime

“I hope that my endeavor has inspired many people to pursue their own dream, and above all to believe in themselves. If 67-year “young” can do it – you can do it!” — Trans-Atla[...]

Paddling the Extremes

Paddling the Extremes

By Jeff Moag/Dave Shively “It is not correct to think these are future changes that will impact our children or their children. Rather, these changes can be detected now.” — Climate scientist Dr[...]

Expedition Theater

Expedition Theater

By Jeff Moag For 19 days in January, the world stood transfixed as two men climbed a 3,000-foot granite face in Yosemite National Park. The duo were engaged in something that elite paddlers have been [...]

Longer, Faster, Lighter

Longer, Faster, Lighter

By Russell Henry My expedition around Vancouver Island was all about going fast, so I chose a boat that would help me achieve my goal—while at the same time being able to carry two weeks’ worth of[...]

The Packraft Revolution

The Packraft Revolution

By Zak Podmore Packrafts are reviving wilderness boat travel. They excel at low flows, which sadly are becoming more common, and pair well with other sports like skiing, biking, canyoneering and backp[...]

The End of Being Lost

The End of Being Lost

Jeff Moag The End of Being Lost Remember Ed Gillet, who steered his kayak from California to Hawaii in 1987 with nothing more than his wits and a plastic sextant? Do you really think the bossy little [...]