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June 28, 2024

Pete McBride's New Book, 'The Colorado River: Chasing Water'

"Chasing Water: A Guide for Moving from Scarcity to Sustainability," is a compelling blend of stunning photography, personal narrative, and urgent environmental commentary. Find out more about National Geographic Filmmaker and Photographer, Pete McBride's new book and see some additional photos of his trips using packrafts.


June 5, 2024

Packrafting: Then and Now

As a long time packrafter, Tyler Williams used to have to tell everyone what a packraft was. Nowadays he rarely has to explain them and shares his stories from the days of the original packrafts to what they have become today.


April 4, 2024

Kayakimün: A Union of Strength and Identities on the Biobío River

Flowing through the lush foothills of the Chilean Andes, the crystal blue Biobío River is central to the Mapuche-Pehuenche cosmovision, or understanding of the universe, nourishing them with food, water, and newen (spiritual energy).


February 28, 2024

Low and Slow: Building Whitewater Packrafting Skills

Packrafting Safety, Adventure Stories, Trip Ideas

When water is low and your waiting for spring runoff, whitewater can be hard to find. But don’t worry, there are other ways to get your whitewater fix and improve your skills before the bigger flows return.


January 25, 2024

River of Sorrows Film

The Dolores River is going on a world tour! We're so excited to see The River of Sorrows featured in the Paddling Film Festival World Tour, and also now on Outside TV.


November 14, 2023

The Slot: Traversing Canyons & Mountains in Madagascar

After flying halfway around the world, driving for 3 days, packrafting 23 miles down a nearby river, and backpacking 16 miles across a maze of desert canyons, we would have to hope that there would be enough water to float.


October 26, 2023

Photographer Spotlight: Janessa Anderson

In the heart of every adventure lies a story waiting to be told. Meet Janessa.


August 7, 2023

Planning a Self-Supported Grand Canyon Trip

How we planned a self-supported packrafting trip on the Grand Canyon.


July 21, 2023

Paddle Alaska Film

Filmmaker Dmitry Surnin, in collaboration with Kaladi Brothers Coffee, just released a fun new film featuring Alaska's Jule Harle. Watch the film and learn the story behind it.


May 24, 2023

Whatever Floats Your Goat.

Jack Elder's new film, 'Whatever Floats Your Goat' features a super neat gal named, Nico, and her critters, motivating people to do better. This fun, short film is bringing joy to those that see it and winning awards too!


May 23, 2023

Tips for Backcountry River Scouting

So you have a packraft, the necessary safety gear and some practice and training under your belt. You’re ready for a big, backcountry boating adventure, but, how do you plan a trip out to a river that you have no way of looking at until you crest the pass that drops you to your put in point?


May 8, 2023

Rios to Rivers: Guardians of Rivers and Life

Rios to Rivers is leading a collaboration between local grassroots organization the Commonwealth of the Beni River Basin Indigenous Communities, Amazonian River Allies Bolivia, and nonprofit Ríos to Rivers. The new film gives you a look into the Amazonian River Exchange Program.


April 13, 2023

Skirafting Utah: Monticello to Mt. Hillers.

Adventures in Utah bring Jeff Creamer and Mike Curiak on an exciting multi-sport ski-rafting adventure.


April 13, 2023

BlackWaters Film

BlackWaters is a unique film focusing on the “Who” of those who have been silent casualties of racial and social injustice and economic anxiety.


March 7, 2023

The GnarMule takes on the Grand

Running Lava Falls was a great final test for both my paddling skills and how Alpacka’s new GnarMule handles massive whitewater. At least that's how I rationalized doing it last November.


August 31, 2022

Back on the Water - Part Three

As I approached my boat after completing a scout of the class III rapid, I did a quick assessment of my current mental state. I was dysregulated and feeling quite anxious. In fact, my rational brain knew that the level of fear and anxiety I felt far outmatched the current situation ... Read more in the second article in a three-part series about how to recover our “mental” edge after a scary swiftwater incident.


August 31, 2022

Back on the Water - Part Two

I was shaking like a leaf. I raised my hand in front of my face and tried to hold it level, but the shaking only increased. With the rapid roaring in the background, I looked around at my friends on the river bank, securing spray skirts and reattaching throw bags. No one else seemed to be affected... Read more in the second article in a three-part series about how to recover our “mental” edge after a scary swiftwater incident.