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Chetco River

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Fighting for the Futaleufu

Zach / Monday, December 22, 2014

The Futaleufu is perhaps the most famous whitewater river in the world. With turquoise waters, and huge Class IV/V rapids, it attracts rafters and kayakers from around the globe. But the river and the valleys surrounding the Futaleufu are in danger of being ruined forever. The river is effectively owned by a huge multinational corporation, Endesa, which bought the water rights in 1996 with plans to build 3 dams on it....

Jomolhari Trek and the First Descent of the Upper Paro Chhu

Zach / Friday, December 5, 2014

Few rafters and kayakers have ventured into Bhutan due to its policy of "high value and low impact tourism," which requires a minimum $250/day minimum fee to visit, leaving many of the rivers and creeks unexplored. After four years of guiding trips trips in Bhutan I was fortunate paddle one of those unexplored rivers. The Paro Chhu (Paro River) begins on one Bhutan's highest and most sacred mountains, Mount Jomolhari (24,035...

The Wrathful Deities of Bhutan

Zach / Sunday, November 23, 2014

The wrathful deities are a form that Buddhas or Bodhisattvas (gods) may take to scare off, subdue demons, or remind people to be good. They most often stand in the warrior pose (Pratyalidhasana), are surrounded by flames, have razor sharp fangs and a protruding belly. A third eye in the center of their forehead signifies insight and wisdom. The five skull crown represents changing the five poisons to the five wisdoms....

The Whitewater Rafter's Guide to the 8 Auspicious Symbols of Buddhism

Treesh / Monday, November 17, 2014

It won’t take longer than a five minute stroll through any monastery, street, or bridge in Bhutan to find artistic representations of the 8 auspicious symbols of Buddhism. But these symbols aren’t present just for aesthetics. They represent the offerings received by Buddha from the gods after his enlightenment. By searching for deeper meaning in these symbols, we can become better people, and perhaps just as importantly, better whitewater enthusiasts. The...