River Sports Fun: French Broad, Holston Rivers Conflux at Tennessee Confluence

Mighty Rivers rise from humble beginnings, often hundreds of miles from their final, stellar display of power as they rumble into a junction downstream. The Tennessee River’s founding ranks as one of the more interesting in river history and recreation.… Continue reading

Repose Along the Oswegatchie River

Imagine days of paddling on a narrow, lazy river that snakes through marshes and pine forests, passing by large boulders and tiny beaches. Picture a land of herons and beavers, where the prints of a muskrat or raccoon sometimes reveal … Continue reading

From Plank to Board: Building Strength and Flexibility

Plank pose: Photo courtesy of Katie Rowe.

There’s a lot more to that paddle stroke than just a flex of the arms and shoulders. It’s core, knee-to-shoulder core, says Katie Rowe. Rowe is a World Paddle Association Level 1 certified … Continue reading

Covered Bridges and Salmon Pools: Life on a New Brunswick River

Saltwater might run through the veins of many New Brunswickers, but fresh river arteries are the life blood of the tiny Canadian province. The St. John and Kennebecasis are the two largest, but the many smaller tributaries are home to … Continue reading

4 Great Ways to Get Into the Charles

Count Massachusetts’ Charles River as one of the busiest recreational waterways in the world. That may be due in part to its location. While the Charles begins 80 miles out at Echo Lake in Hopkinton, it ends in the heart … Continue reading

Ice Canoers Extend the Paddling Season

For most river sports enthusiasts, the arrival of ice on the river marks the end of the paddling season. However, in Quebec City the fun is just beginning. On Sunday, February 8th, accompanied by hundreds of other spectators, I decided Continue reading

CLIF Bar’s Meet the Moment Campaign

CLIF Bar’s Meet the Moment campaign inspires people to explore the outdoors and embark on a new adventure. If people post an image to their social channels with #MeetTheMoment, CLIF Bar will donate $1 to an environmental non-profit.

Meet the … Continue reading

Western Water Supply Forecast Tracks Melting Snowpack

April storms delivered a mix of rain and snow to the northern half of the West but didn’t provide much relief for the dry southern half, according to data from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) May 2014 water supply … Continue reading

Now You Can Run the Grand Canyon Online

A trip through the Grand Canyon on the Colorado River is a once-in-a-lifetime experience for most people, complete with big-water rapids, soaring red rock walls and a near-endless collection of hidden wonders along the way.

And now Web users can … Continue reading

Chaco and Boardworks Join Forces to Grow the Sport of Stand Up Paddling

Partnering to get more people on the water and learning the sport of Stand Up Paddling (SUP), Chaco and Boardworks introduce the 2013 Show Up and Blow Up SUP Demo Tour. The tour will visit over 30 sites across the … Continue reading