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TAKEOUT ~ September 2016 From The Editor’s Desk. by DBP Admins from around the World

FROM THE EDITOR’S DESK: Once again we wrap up another month by bringing you a photo spread from our Admins around the #DBWorld! As another glorious summer fades into autumn we look back at all the fun we’ve had… Enjoy! September is for Gauley Season, and Linc Stallings is back again in West By God. […]

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KIT OR GEAR ~ What’s in Your Bag? by Chris Macdonald and Chicago Mike Toughill

We teamed up Staff Writer and kayaker Chris Macdonald of the UK with Editor/raft guide Mike Toughill of the USA to bring you a kit, or is it gear? guide from both sides of the ocean, age groups (Chris is 20, Mike is 40), and spectrum of whitewater paddling. Enjoy! Chris BOATS CM: I have […]

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OUR DAY WITH EJ. by Lauralyn Chrisley

A year ago, eight of my paddling buddies and I got to take a clinic with Eric Jackson. You know – the guy whose name is all over my boats. And my paddle. And my car. And my Tennessee-whitewater-kayaking heart. It was like this…I was all set to head for the Cumberland Plateau to Rendezvous, […]

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BEAVER TIME ~ Dirtbaggin’ King of New York’s Beaver Fest. by Jay Carpenter

Beaver Fest. The single greatest weekend I have ever had in New York! OK, let us back up a bit. Growing up in western NY you come from either rolling hills or a flat concrete forest. As a paddler there are plenty of local videos of steep creeks with fast slides and insane holes. Most […]

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THE TOTAL PACKAGE ~ Interviewing ICF Paddler Viki Wolffhardt. by Jay Carpenter, Staff Writer

Grit and determination, be athletic and gifted, have drive and the ability to be coached. You must have all of these to ascend to the top of competitive sports, to be the total package. Austrian slalom boater Viktoria Wolffhardt exudes all of these, and more! DBP Admin Jay Carpenter caught up with Viki via Instagram […]

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Kayaking Rafting Wallace

PADDLIN’ & PARTYIN’ ~ New York State’s Annual Rieger Regatta! Photos and report by Garry Sergeant 

From a handful of rafts in the beginning with about 20 people to more than 20 rafts and dozens of kayaks and canoes, the Rieger Regatta has grown to hundreds of people coming out to enjoy a long day’s float relaxing on the Susquehanna River. My friend Jeff Rieg started the Regatta, the main focus […]

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PUT IN: SEPTEMBER 2016 ~ Gauley Fest, Frank Fest and Save The Grand Canyon. A look ahead… by Mike Toughill

FROM THE EDITOR’S DESK: September may indeed by our favorite month of the year at Dirt Bag Paddlers. Why, you ask? Two words- Gauley Season. And with the return of Gauley Season comes the best whitewater festival in America, Gauley Fest, and the reunion of scores of DBP Admins from around the country and the […]