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EYES HALF OPEN ~ Metlako Falls in a Duo.by Cavan Williams

Editors note: We bring you a story from Cavan Williams of the first Duo attempt at Metlako Falls back in 2011. It is an interesting story, and puts the recent riverboard descent by DBP Admin Mike McVey into perspective! Wearing a blue drysuit, black helmet and yellow life jacket, Sam Freihoffer sat in his kayak. […]

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Adventure Rafting Rivers

LEGENDS FROM A LOST RIVER: THE BIO BIO ~Part 3 by Taz Riggs 

EDITOR’S DESK: Associate Editor Taz Riggs takes us back in time to the Chilean classic in part 3 of our monthly series on the Bio-Bio River. Enjoy!  When I first came to the Bio-Bio, I considered the river to be within a wilderness. By first aid and rescue terms, we were more than two hours […]

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NOMAD OF THE GREAT LOOP ~ Rich Brand. by Jay Carpenter

Often when paddlers buy their first kayak or canoe, they squeeze in a few miles on their local creek on weekends until being on the water becomes a full blown addiction with hours spent pouring over gear and training. But not one self proclaimed “Water Nomad” by the name Rich Brand. Able to count all […]

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SOLO SOUL BOATER ~ Inflatable Kayaking the Grand Canyon Part 2: The Takeout. by Tim Marozick 

Tim Marozick did a solo IK (inflatable kayak) trip last year through the Grand Canyon of the Colorado River. We are pleased to deliver Tim’s experience here in a two part series via one day increments. This month we serve up Days 5 and 6, and the ending of the Grand Adventure. Part One appeared […]

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PUT IN : MARCH 2017 ~ Featuring Team GB U23 World Champs!

FROM THE EDITOR’S DESK: Dirt Bag Paddlers is an international community. Wherever rivers flow and whitewater roars, you will find us. No matter the local language, there we communicate. No matter where you call home, you will be at home. That is our firm belief, as stated in our mission statement. OUR MISSION STATEMENT: All […]

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DIRT BAG BOOKCLUB ~ Tom Robey’s “A Gringo’s Guide To Mexican Whitewater.”

In November 2016, I informed my family and friends that I would be travelling to Mexico the following month, alone, to SUP whitewater in unknown rivers, unable to speak a single word of Spanish … other than ‘hola.’ That’s insane, I heard. Too dangerous, people told me. But the DC kayakers were supportive and simply […]

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THE BOND OF BROTHERS ~ R2ing the NF Payette River.

EDITOR’S DESK: The bond between siblings, between brothers… Is there any relationship stronger in our human experience? It’s hard to imagine so. As we continue January’s #DBFamily issue, we thought we’d examine that relationship through the lens of theultimate two-man adventure sport: R2 or rafting with only two paddlers. And what more intense way can […]

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THE FUTURE OF KAYAKING IS NOW

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/2″]2015 ALL-WALLACE TEAM mate Malcolm Lee Smith[/vc_column] [vc_column width=”1/2″]2016 ALL-WALLACE TEAM Captain Gage Forrest Laughton[/vc_column][/vc_row] It’s a pleasure to speak with two of the world’s best young up-and-coming kayakers and their dads about what boating means to them and their families. Malcolm Lee Smith was elected a member of our 2015 ALL-WALLACE TEAM by […]

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PUT IN: JANUARY 2017

FROM THE EDITOR’S DESK: Happy New Year! With the beginning of January comes a new cover, reflecting a new theme, one we hope will inspire everyone in their pursuit of whitewater in 2017 and beyond. Family has always been major to Dirt Bag Paddlers, and the hashtag #DBFamily has appeared on many of our posts […]

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SUP 1st DESCENT ON THE ZAMBEZI?! ~ Interviewing Team Standup4Rhinos. by Mike Toughill

Sometimes giving back means receiving blessings too. That is what happened a few weeks back when DBP Admin Paul Teasdale and his friends tackled one of the most famous rivers in the world, the Zambezi of Africa, on stand up paddle boards. Gracing the cover of this month’s issue, they formed a team: Standup4Rhinos. The […]