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LAST LOOK JULY ~ Photos from around the world. by DBP Admins

We conclude the July issue of DBP MAGAZINE ONLINE with some photos from Admins old and new, as we prepare to celebrate our 3rd Birthday next month. With a beefed up Admin team of 150 paddlers representing every discipline from 30 countries around the globe, we had a lot to choose from. To paraphrase Jerry […]

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CHICAGO STYLE ~ Paddling The Chicago River with Kayak Chicago. by MikeToughill

I love nothing more than being on The River. Put me in a kayak, paddling with my wife Nikki and a few good friends on a beautiful sunny holiday weekend, deep in a canyon, the water lapping against my hull as we pause to enjoy the moment before setting off again… That is my Shangri […]

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COLORADO LOVIN’ ~ Come Volunteer at Gore Fest 2016. By Hattie Johnson

As flows start to drop around the state, many Colorado boaters turn their attention to Gore Canyon and the race through its walls. American Whitewater is excited to host this year’s Gore Fest. In addition to continuing the 30+ years legacy of the Gore race, this year’s event celebrates the recreational gem that is the […]

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A TRUE DIRTBAG KAYAK SHOPKEEP ~ Interviewing Casper Kayaks’ AllenGriesemer. by Dale #danewho Guarniere

TODAY ON FRIENDS OF DBP, Dirt Bag Paddlers original Admin and Casper Kayaks’ sponsored kayaker Dale Guarniere gives you an inside look on the man who Put Daniel T Young and #danewho himself on the map! Allen Griesemer owns a sweet boat shop in tiny Nesquehonig, PA, but his worldwide reach is anything but tiny!  […]

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FIRST IN DIRTBAGGIN’ ~ FIBArk 2016 Festival & The Rafting NationalChampionships Coverage! Stories & Photos by Jamie Page & Samantha Hood

EDITOR’S DESK- We invited our Staff Writers Jamie Page of Team Rage Cage and DBP Admin Sam Hood to cover FIBArk, America’s Oldest Whitewater Festival. They converged along with many other Dirtbags in June on Salida, CO to paddle and party like only we can, and report back on the good times had by all. […]

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WHY DO WE DIRTBAG? ~ The Lifestyle, Decoded, From A Relatively NewInitiate. by Michael Potter, SE Correspondent.

Paddlers come in all shapes and sizes,  races, ideology, religions, family backgrounds, and so on and so forth. There are as many reasons to paddle as there are people who do it. There is no one solid answer to the equation. If you ask 100 paddlers you get 100 answers, and none of them are […]

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DIRTBAG BOOKCLUB ~ Paddling Pacific Northwest Whitewater. Reviewed byPriscilla Macy

With over 100 contributing authors and photographers, Paddling Pacific Northwest Whitewater brings a huge amount of river beta into a format that caters to the present class IV/V paddler. The book features full color photos and maps, in a large 8.5 inch wide by 11 inch tall format. The new guide highlights 11 different regions, […]

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HOT TIMES ON THE OTTAWA RIVER~ How Esprit Rafting Survived the Fire. byGreg Pippett, with Ian Bailey

This May, on Friday the 20th, the Esprit rafting team members were returning from a big training day, polishing up their lines on both the Petawawa and Ottawa rivers in Canada. The bus had stopped at a gas station to fill up when a call came in, bringing us the news of a fire at […]

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ENGLISH 101 FOR KAYAKERS. by Lauralyn Chrisley

I love my paddling buddies more than – well, just about anything. Paddlers in general warm my heart, even if they’re just strangers passing by with boats on their cars on the way to the river. They’re wonderful in so many ways – generous, free-spirited, courageous, irreverent, hilarious – they’re like Mary Poppins: practically perfect in […]

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DIRT BAG BRASIL ~ As Corredeiras do Rio Ribeirinha by Paulo Saczuk Jr,and Troy Lafayette’s dirtbag life in the biggest country of SouthAmerica.

FROM THE EDITOR’S DESK: For all the Brazilian Dirt Bags out there, here is a trip report of a recent mission,  As Corredeiras do Rio Ribeirinha, “The Rapids of the Ribeirinha River”, published by Paulo Saczuk Jr. in Extremos online magazine. Troy Lafayette, one of our Brazilian Admins, got to take part in the epic […]