Categories
Rafting

Wallace followed us on every river trip this year – a Fathers Day Tale

After what we thought was a very successful first year with BAB (big ass bitch) our 14 foot Saturn raft. Our first few trips we were fortunate to have our wonderful friends Darren and Suzy to take us under their wings and show us the ropes. They live in Newport Tennessee, less than twenty minutes […]

Categories
Archive History Rafting Wallace whitewater

BLACK SATURDAY. by Jay Young PART 1

Jay Young brings to life the story of the Cheat River in the aftermath of the Flood of 1985 in this first of a two part series

Categories
Adventure Rafting Rivers

Illinois River 20200 CFS – Part Two

This is the 2nd part of https://www.dbpmagazineonline.com/2017/11/22/illinois-river-20200-cfs/   It is a moment that I still remember vividly, both the thoughts that went through my head, and the darkness that enveloped us. I can’t say for sure how long we were in there. There were multiple boats waiting for us to come out, and I heard anywhere […]

Categories
Adventure Rafting Rivers

Illinois River 20200 CFS – Part One

Date: February 7, 2015 Flow: 20200 CFS Class: VI Put-in: McCaleb Ranch Take-out: Lower Oak Flat Length: 36 miles So I had planned this trip for about a week. A month and a half ago I had just run the same stretch at 12000. The trip had been very successful, and I was hoping for […]

Categories
knowledge Lifestyle Rafting

So You Want To Be A Raft Guide? by Hannah Fetzer

Young raft guide Hannah Fetzer shares some tips that helped get her into Raft Guiding.

Categories
Lifestyle Rafting

Cat Boating The Globe. by Allie Hutto

Help fund this great adventure!

Categories
Rafting Rivers

DIRT BAG BOOKCLUB: Noah Adams’ Far Appalachia 

“Take me home, country road, to the place I belong…” -John Denver I spent some time on the last day of summer sitting at the put in to the Skykomish River here in Washington, enjoying the remote beauty and pausing to recollect. My heart was three thousand miles away… after all, it’s September, also known […]

Categories
Rafting

RAFTING: East Vs West. by Alex Wilson

I moved out to Colorado this year with my homies, ready to experience the natural flow of snow melt on the Arkansas River, known in the raft industry simply as “The Ark.” My very first private trip through Browns Canyon was with my brother, and it was amazing! Big train waves, gorgeous views, but still […]

Categories
Gear Kayaking Rafting Rivers

Is the color of your helmet important?

This is a guest post from Mark Hirst of http://www.lapinkoskikoulu.com/ a leading provider of rescue 3 courses.  We were a group of kayakers ( all raft guides too ) Taking a day off and Paddling the famous Godafoss waterfall in Iceland. For those who dont know Godafoss it is a horse shoe shaped waterfall with multiple lines. […]

Categories
Rafting

TAKE OUT ~ May 2017: Peshtigo River shot by Ray Booth.

EDITOR’S DESK- Spring has been extremely fruitful here in the Northwoods of Wisconsin on the Peshtigo River. After a weak winter, Mother Nature has rained with abundance! The original Dirt Bag Paddlers call Kosir’s Rapid Rafts in Silver Cliff, WI home, and it’s been an epic 2017. DBP Admin Ray Booth has been back after […]