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TAKEOUT ~ September 2016 From The Editor’s Desk. by DBP Admins from around the World

FROM THE EDITOR’S DESK: Once again we wrap up another month by bringing you a photo spread from our Admins around the #DBWorld! As another glorious summer fades into autumn we look back at all the fun we’ve had… Enjoy! September is for Gauley Season, and Linc Stallings is back again in West By God. […]

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A Dream Come True ~ By Luke Henthorn

Although my dream of running the North Fork started one year before I dipped my oars into this mighty river, and the fact that I never thought that it was possible, it consumed me. All that I could think about during my off season in Utah was the North Fork. When we first moved to […]

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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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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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RAFTING SKILLS: Coping with Flips. by William McGinnis

EDITOR’S NOTE: If you’ve been pushing rubber for years like some of us Dirtbags, you’ve probably Wallaced more times than you can count… But thankfully the raft guide lifestyle is alive and well, and each season countless rookies join the ranks to tackle The River, escort their blissfully unaware customers downstream, and copewith their inevitable […]

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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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BLACK SATURDAY. by Jay Young PART 2

Part Two: Jay Young brings to life the story of the Cheat River in the aftermath of the Flood of 1985.