What better way to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act than to round up a bunch of Canoe & Kayak magazine contributors and test a new breed of whitewater kayak on one of the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act's original rivers?

A poster child for wilderness preservation, northwest Oregon's Rogue River was one of the original eight rivers included 1968's Wild and Scenic Rivers Act.

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