It was impossible to stop for a scout at the top of Unscathed Rapid on the Mulatos River. We had to scout from our boats at the entrance into the rapid. The top section of the Class IV rapid had many flipper waves, and just when I made it through the tough upper section, I went careening into a blind right-hand turn to see many more tricky maneuvers just split seconds ahead. Continue reading
It’s important to master the skills and techniques of PVC and urethane boat repair and patching for your inflatable boat. Continue reading
At the beginning of March, I received a phone call from my friend Meg Smith asking if I wanted to load up in her truck and head on an Alaskan adventure in a month. I responded, “Well, let me think about it…OK, nevermind—YES!” Continue reading
Lacey Anderson had one heck of a boating year in 2011, rafting over 30 rivers in the U.S. and Mexico. In this second of a series of articles, the longtime guide and author of the Camp Cooking WITHOUT Coolers cookbook shares … Continue reading
Rolling a sea kayak can be mastered by nearly any paddler with good instruction and lots of practice.
While NRS Ambassador Erik Boomer dropped a 78-foot waterfall, a group of paddlers, including fellow NRS Ambassador Sam Drevo, set safety below. Here, Sam explains how a series smart choices and quick thinking saved the day when a successful run suddenly turned scary. Continue reading
Learning to roll a sea kayak can seem intimidating, but this important skill can be mastered by nearly any paddler with good instruction and lots of practice. Continue reading
Recently, the international kayaking high school World Class Academy traveled to China to study, kayak and spread some paddling goodwill. Here is the story of an event WCA students and teachers put on for the people of China’s Salween Valley. Continue reading