Beaver Fest. The single greatest weekend I have ever had in New York! OK, let us back up a bit. Growing up in western NY you come from either rolling hills or a flat concrete forest. As a paddler there are plenty of local videos of steep creeks with fast slides and insane holes. Most […]
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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 […]
Grit and determination, be athletic and gifted, have drive and the ability to be coached. You must have all of these to ascend to the top of competitive sports, to be the total package. Austrian slalom boater Viktoria Wolffhardt exudes all of these, and more! DBP Admin Jay Carpenter caught up with Viki via Instagram […]
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 […]
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 […]
Associate Editor Taz Riggs reminisces on rowing a baggage raft on dory trips down the Grand Canyon with a true legendary Woman of Whitewater, Ote Dale.
The very first article that got us started