Whitewater

REI to Close All Stores on Black Friday for Third Year Running

REI to Close All Stores on Black Friday for Third Year Running

Outdoor co-op grows effort to create “new American tradition” with help of hundreds of organizations; launches experiential search engine powered by millions who have chosen to #OptOutside Photo: Anya Staines For the third year running, REI Co-op, the...
What You Need to Know About  High-Water Rafting Trips

What You Need to Know About High-Water Rafting Trips

Paddlers and outfitters prepare for unprecedented high-water season on California rivers and beyond By Cari Morgan Whitewater fun on the Merced (James Kaiser/O.A.R.S.). For river guides and whitewater lovers, high-water rafting seasons in the western US are...
Armchair Adventure: Issue 95

Armchair Adventure: Issue 95

Armchair Adventure New School Guide to Northern California Whitewater by Dan Menten Menten’s new guide book has been in the works for over eight years. It includes 135 run descriptions, GIS-generated precision maps, fun stories, and photos. Menten has run all but...
California Whitewater

California Whitewater

 By Haven Livingston Dan Menten on Yager Creek (Phil Boyer). California is flowing with water – whitewater paddlers rejoice! Now the big question is: what should you paddle this spring and summer? We caught up with three experts to help answer this all-important...
Mountain Monday: Trinity River Adventure

Mountain Monday: Trinity River Adventure

A weekend on the river moves time only as fast as its current By Meggan Wenbourne Yours truly, descending Hell Hole (Serendipity Snapshots). A couple weeks back, my partner and I found ourselves driving through the night from Santa Cruz to Big Flat in the...
Technique Clinic: Winter Whitewater

Technique Clinic: Winter Whitewater

Tips for cold weather paddling By Haven Livingston Bluebird winter day on the South Yuba Summit (Daniel Brasuell). When Buck Crocket and Brian Banks arrived to kayak the first spring run of Gore Canyon on the upper Colorado River and found that the banks were still...
Paddle Smart, Paddle Safe

Paddle Smart, Paddle Safe

Preventing paddlesport fatalities By Haven Livingston Fully equipped for adventure. Cali Collective guide Victoria Anweiller heads down the South Fork American River. Photo: Melissa DeMarie In most cases, fatal paddlesport accidents are preventable. Period. This was...
Feather River Festival to Run September 25-27, 2015

Feather River Festival to Run September 25-27, 2015

Feather River Festival // September 25-27,2015 // chicopaddleheads.org California’s largest whitewater festival celebrates its 25th anniversary and raises funds for American Whitewater. Plenty of river competitions at the Feather River Fest. Feather River Festival is...
Women Who Rock the Boat

Women Who Rock the Boat

California Women’s Watersports Collective gains momentum By Haven Livingston Melissa DeMarie powers down Bald Rock on the Middle Fork Feather River. Photo: Eric Petlock. The first thoughts Melissa DeMarie had after landing a 20 foot waterfall on a low brace and...
Get Wet Wednesday: Old Run New

Get Wet Wednesday: Old Run New

Finding new moves and skills no matter how old the run By Haven Livingston Seeing your route from a new angle definitely lends fresh perspective. After logging a whopping 115 days of kayaking last year, it’s disappointing to admit I’ve only reached 27 days so far this...
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