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The 2015 Upper Clackamas Whitewater Festival

/ Thursday, May 21, 2015

Well it was another great weekend at The 32nd Annual Upper Clackamas Whitewater Festival. The lower water brought new race strategies, new lines, and fierce competition. There was a little bit of rain, but that didn't keep people away from getting on the river and enjoying the weekend. SOTAR, AIRE, Maravia, and NRS had rafts for people to demo, while Dusty's River Logistics, ReRack, and Goodwater Boat Works were providing shuttles all day. A huge thanks to all of them for making it possible do make...

Rafting in Siberia: Akishma & Niman Rivers

/ Tuesday, May 12, 2015

The following is an adapted section from Rivers of an Unknown Land: A Whitewater Guide to the Former Soviet Union. The author Vladimir Gavrilov will be leading a trip to these rivers in July of 2016. Rating: Class III-IV (some IV+) Boating season: July?September Put in: Town of Sofiysk Take out: Town of Urgal Put in elevation: Approximately 1600m (5248ft) Trip length: 323km (200mi) Route time: 15?17 days Logistics: From Moscow to Khabarovsk by plane, to Sofiysk by plane or train and truck. From Urgal to...

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/ Friday, May 8, 2015

Contest time! We are giving away free Northwest Rafting Company goodies to the first 100 people to sign up for our Monthly Newsletter. Each month, you will receive interesting and relevant info about current events in the river community, awareness of endangered rivers, beautiful river photography, and stories about our favorite places. This newsletter is great for both those interested in learning more about our trip offerings, as well as those who are simply interested in receiving news about both river conservation and where to go...

Kayaking The Illinois River

/ Thursday, April 30, 2015

This adventure down the Illinois River was just a small part of the expedition my friend, Nate Wilson, went on to document a watershed from start to finish. By beginning high up in the watershed of Rough and Ready Creek and following it to the ocean, the project hopes to draw a clear connection between the proposed nickel strip mining there, and the impacts that it would have downstream. The water that flows through the southern Kalmiopsis helps bring life to rare and endangered plants, wildlife,...