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GOOD GAULEY ~ A Driftboat First Descent. by Joe Mayer

cover photo: Curtis Warner pilots his hand-made drift boat West Virginia’s Upper Gauley. Photo by Ted . EDITOR’S DESK: This article by DBP Admin and Staff Writer Joe Mayer first appeared on canoekayak.com the online arm of the veritable Canoe & Kayak Magazine, long considered a literary bastion of the paddling community and a publication […]

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STOPPING THE BLACK SNAKE ~ Some Days We Are The Bow, Some Days We Are The Arrow. by Mike Toughill with Emily Yates

Some days we are the Bow, some days we are the Arrow. United States military veterans are now arriving at the Oceti Sakowin Camp outside Standing Rock to act as a human shield to protect the Native Americans and protesters who have gathered to impede further progress of the DAPL oil pipeline under construction across […]

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ADIDAS SICKLINE 2016 ~ The People’s World Championships.

Photos & reports by Steve Moore, Aaron Kendall, Armando Castro, and Chris Macdonald  EDITOR’S DESK: Magic, amazing, coolest, best, friends, party, Champions Killer. These words appear over and over when you ask about Sickline. Hosted by Adidas last month in Oetz, Austria, this event is the premier kayaking race in Europe, and perhaps the world, […]

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BOARDING BABYLON ~ Crossing From The USA Into Canada In Search Of Riverboarding Shangri La. by Asaf Arad

A few days after arriving at the Dirt Bag Paddlers HQ at Kosir’s Rapid Rafts on the Wisconsin/Michigan border, a weather front moved in bringing rain to the area. It didn’t take much to motivate and rally when the gauges showed a rising Falls River by L’Anse, Michigan – just a few hours drive away […]

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WHO NEEDS TO CHANGE TO SEE MORE WOMEN IN WHITEWATER? ~ By Laura Oakley

Women and men on white water, is there a difference? Should we be supporting more women to be on the rivers? Are women at a disadvantage in a commercial environment? Should something be changed, if so what? There are some interesting articles and opinions about women in white water. As a white water women I […]

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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 […]

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TAKEOUT ~ August 2016 Photos from around the World by DBP Admins, witha few thoughts from The Editor’s Desk on Year 3. by Mike Toughill

FROM THE EDITOR’S DESK: We are always growing and expanding at Dirt Bag Paddlers. August marks our 3rd year of progression, and we have some new things to announce! First off, we’ve got a new name for the old photo spread we’ve been running on the last day of every month. What was once “LAST […]

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GRAND DIRTBAGGIN’ ON THE COLORADO RIVER ~ A Compilation of Notes onLifein The Canyon. by Taz Riggs and Ewok Carswell, photos by RyanWaterhouse

FROM THE EDITOR’S DESK: No compilation of best rivers in the world, which is what we have humbly attempted in this “Our Rivers, Our World” issue of DBP MAGAZINE ONLINE, would be complete without including the Grand Canyon of the Colorado River. Since starting this publication in November 2014, no single whitewater stretch has been […]

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FROM THE DBQ OF WV ~ GAULEY FEST 2015 REPORT. by Kelly Gladen

Most folks have now recovered from one of the best weekends out here in West By God: Gauley Fest 2015! With so many stories and fun adventures had by all, this weekend was one of the best I have experienced. I want to thank all those who voted for me to be crowned the DBQueen […]