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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 […]

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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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WEST BY GOD GOODNESS ~ A Dirtbag Family Descends the New River Gorge.Article and header photo by Joe Mayer, article photos by Michael D.Sawyer

The New River has always held a revered position in my mind. When I was a beginning boater in the mid 90’s, the New was considered a class III+/IV test piece, at least amongst the crowd I ran with, one of those rivers used to gauge your progress like the Ocoee and the Gauley. I […]

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AMERICAN GOLD! ~ The South Fork of the American River. By Nick Carlson

“As long as there are young men with the light of adventure in their eyes or a touch of wildness in their souls, rapids will be run.” –Sigurd Olson This is where America went for the gold. Literally! When gold was discovered on the South Fork of the American River in 1848, it sparked the […]

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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 […]

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The Complete Guide to Boofing By: Alex DePue

To those who don’t know whitewater, the language and terms used by whitewater boaters are as foreign as ancient hieroglyphics are to people of the 21st century.  One term in particular comes to mind as the most foreign of all whitewater terms; the elusive boof. A boof is a move that is designed to keep […]