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DIRTBAG BOOKCLUB: OVER THE EDGE: DEATH IN THE GRAND CANYON by Mike Ghiglieri & Tom Myers

Getting ready for your epic mission on the Grand? Or just cooling out after a great season this year…Whether the Wallace was delivered from the river, from the rocks, from a fall or from a thunderbolt, even an airplane, this book has EVERY SINGLE documented death in the Grand Canyon. From the famous to the […]

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COMPETITION AND COMMUNITY IN THE SHADOW OF SAGARMATHA (सगरमाथा by Mike Toughill. Photos by Rabin Kandel

This last weekend the Nepal Kayak Club and other sponsors hosted the 13th Himalayan Whitewater Festival on the banks of the Trisuli River in Fishling, Nepal. Boaters from all over the country and the world gathered to paddle the small picturesque gorges of this Class III to IV+ stretch, and party afterwards to live music […]

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TRUE DIRTBAG BEHIND THE LENS: Ray Booth by Mike Toughill

When I first started paddling the Peshtigo River in Wisconsin I was a customer. And what does every customer love to do? Look at the ridiculous face they make in the biggest rapid on the river, of course. At Kosir’s Rapid Rafts they had the ultimate setup: pictures and video tape (yep, way before digital […]

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Spotlight On An Original Dirtbag: THE JEFF WEST STORY by Sam A. Benetto

      Often the search for freedom is a tangled web of setbacks we weave through daily. It begins with a simple revolution in the mind which leads to our evolution as beings. If we do not evolve with our surrounding world, we begin to lose sight of the nature of being, therefore one […]

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HOW TO SUBMIT AN ARTICLE

Have a great story to tell? A photo expośe on your latest mission? Some original art, or a report on the environment or something else from around the DBWorld? We here at Dirt Bag Paddlers are always looking for new submissions to DBP MAGAZINE ONLINE! We’d love your input! We have always felt that DBP […]

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THE DIRTBAG THROWBAG

Just in time for the Holidays!  Steep Creek Rescue is now offering “THE DIRTBAG” throwbag! $79. Designed with true dirtbag paddler river guides in mind, this bag comes standard with 75 feet of 3/8 inch rope rated at 3282 lbs or 5/16″ rated at 1600. Ultraline upgrade also available (rated for 5280 lbs). SCR is […]

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OUT-PADDLING THE DEMONS: Team River Runner Westwater Trip 9/26 – 28 2014 by John W Mitchell – [email protected]

​ The first thing I notice  in running  river  support for  a group of 20  veterans  and staff with Team River Runners (TRR) – many of them combat veterans –  is the  campfire talk is a bit different.   It’s one thing  to hear about a war in the news;  it’s another to listen to […]

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AN INTERVIEW WITH NATHAN CLINE

DBP: Tell us a bit about yourself. Where do you hail from? What is your home stretch of river? Nathan Cline: My name is Nathan Cline. I’m 41 years young, and still a kid at heart. I paddle OC-1, C-1 and rafts. I’ve tried kayaking several times and I’ve even taken courses at the NOC, […]

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PUMPKIN EATER by Biz Allen

Everyone at some point has a “had my shorts ripped off in that rapid” story-  and if ya don’t, well, you’re not trying hard enough. I have led a pretty charmed life with regard to watching the excitement embroiled in this sport- suits me, I like to watch.  Don’t get me wrong, I’ve had my […]