Whitewater cowboys

Whitewater cowboys

SUPs are the new whitewater fad on the upper Rogue River.
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Efficient paddling is not an accident

Efficient paddling is not an accident

Anyone can move a canoe, kayak or stand-up paddleboard over the water, but precious few have savored the joy of paddling efficiently.

When you see paddlers zigzagging up the Thorofare to Spokane's Upper Priest Lake, bumping into logs and frittering away calories, they probably don't have a clue that there's a better way.

Most of us figure we learned everything about paddling at summer camp when we were 9.

Even Brook Swanson had that mindset, to some degree.

"My...

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Wild Art

Wild Art

As a young kayaker taking part in first descents on North America's roughest whitewater rivers, Charlie Munsey would occasionally pause amid the fear of paddling into the unknown and sit in awe of the majesty around him.
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Kayak time

Kayak time

You've watched kayakers on the Rogue, flitting across the river like water striders, laughing and having a good time. One hot summer day, you say to yourself, "I want to do that, too."
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Float trip

Float trip

Floating the Rogue River can be a half-day outing to cool off on a hot day or a multiday excursion through remote canyons far from city life. You can paddle your own boat or row your own raft — if you have the skill — or pay someone to do the work for you.
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Isolated Grand Canyon rafting trip in February is a memorable journey through a natural wonder of the world

Isolated Grand Canyon rafting trip in February is a memorable journey through a natural wonder of the world

Potential for debilitating desert coldness was the baseline in preparations to raft the Colorado River through Arizona's Grand Canyon during February.
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Winter brings thrills and chills to NW kayaking

Winter brings thrills and chills to NW kayaking

DETROIT — Amid the chaos, Stephen Duff made sure not to panic.
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Bucket-list Trip

Bucket-list Trip

BROOKINGS — Tom and Misti Bischoff have tried every available avenue to penetrate the hardscrabble backcountry of the Kalmiopsis Wilderness Area, but to no avail.
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