The Dream Overnight Raft Setup

The Dream Overnight Raft Setup

Whitewater RaftingBenjamin Thornton
You need to keep in mind a few things when creating your overnight raft setup. We have the best ideas about rigging your boat for the river!
whitewater sup clothing

The Ultimate Paddler's Guide for Layering Apparel

Day Trip Reports + Hacksjeremiah williams
As we begin to transition from winter sports to summer, this is a good time to consider proper clothing in the ever changing and uncertain spring weather conditions.
Tips for Rafting with Two People (R2)

Tips for Rafting with Two People (R2)

Day Trip Reports + HacksJake Castle
R2, or rafting with two people is a test of communication skills and patience and is so worth the challenge.
Fish Creek Raft

First R2 Descent Down Fish Creek

GearVictoria Ohegyi

From the CKS Archives: On May 22, 2020, local paddlers Luke Cutler and Shawn McFarland manned a small raft down Fish Creek in Steamboat Springs, Colorado. This was the first R2 descent of this technical creek.

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whitewater sup clothing

The Ultimate Paddler's Guide for Layering Apparel

Day Trip Reports + Hacksjeremiah williams
As we begin to transition from winter sports to summer, this is a good time to consider proper clothing in the ever changing and uncertain spring weather conditions.
How to Choose Your Whitewater Helmet

How to Choose Your Whitewater Helmet

GearJake Castle
Learn about whitewater helmets and how to choose the right one for you.
Find the Right Whitewater Raft

Find the Right Whitewater Raft

GearJake Castle
Do your research—explore the different types of whitewater boats available. Determine how and where you plan to use your boat. Narrow down your list of potentials, weigh the advantages and disadvantages of each type.
CKS Online Approved: River Maps Guide Books

CKS Online Approved: River Maps Guide Books

Product ReviewsMackenzie Yelvington
Five reasons why we love these river trip necessities.

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Tips for Rafting with Two People (R2)

Tips for Rafting with Two People (R2)

Day Trip Reports + HacksJake Castle
R2, or rafting with two people is a test of communication skills and patience and is so worth the challenge.
How to Choose the Right Oar [Length] for Your Raft

How to Choose the Right Oar [Length] for Your Raft

How To GuidesVictoria Ohegyi
Things to consider when choosing the right oars for your raft, including length, construction, blade shapes, and other upgrades.
How to Choose Your Whitewater Helmet

How to Choose Your Whitewater Helmet

GearJake Castle
Learn about whitewater helmets and how to choose the right one for you.
10 Things to Buy to Get Invited on a River Trip

10 Things to Buy to Get Invited on a River Trip

Camping + KitchenJake Castle
Looking to earn a spot on your friend's river trip this season? Owning this gear may help

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Trip Report: Gates of Lodore 2021

Trip Report: Gates of Lodore 2021

Long Overnight Trip ReportsJake Castle
Gates of Lodore 2021 Trip Report, including pre-trip decisions, group gear, boat rigs, food menu, and the big takeaways.
Russell Fork Kayak

Why We Love the Russell Fork Race

Races + EventsVictoria Ohegyi
October means it's time to paddle the Russell Fork. CKS Online's Nick Gilbert recaps his 2021 Russell Fork Race and time in Kentucky.
Best Rafting Runs in Colorado

Best Rafting Runs in Colorado

Camping + KitchenJake Castle
We ranked the top whitewater rafting sections in Colorado.
Hell's Canyon Information Part 1

What to Know About Boating Hell's Canyon, Part I

How To GuidesJake Castle
Curious about applying for a Hell's Canyon (ID) permit? Here's what you need to know.