Tips for a River Trip Leader (TL)

Tips for a River Trip Leader (TL)

How To GuidesJake Castle
Our rafting expert Jake Castle explains the necessary characteristics of a good Trip Leader.
Spring Boating: What do Rafters Really need?

Spring Boating: What do Rafters Really need?

Day Trip Reports + HacksJake Castle
It's time to hang up the skis and reach for your PFD. Make sure you have everything you need for big water season.
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? Here are ten pieces of gear that are necessary and valued for any overnight river trip.
How to Plan a River Trip - Updated

How to Plan a River Trip - Updated

Camping + KitchenJake Castle
Were you lucky enough to win a river permit? It can be overwhelming to plan. Read our expert tips and tricks to help you plan your upcoming whitewater river trip.

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Fall Paddling Gates of Lodore

What to Wear: Fall Paddling

Day Trip Reports + HacksVictoria Ohegyi
Are you geared up for fall paddling? Tips and tricks from CKS Online Experts.
Sand Mats: Not Just a Kitchen Floor!

Sand Mats: Not Just a Kitchen Floor!

Camping + KitchenJake Castle
If you review the regulations for any permitted section of river, pretty much all of them require having a floor for your kitchen as part of leav...
Man River Raft Boat Oars Shirtless

Why You Need a Captain's Cooler for your Raft

Camping + KitchenJimmy Hostetler
If you are looking for a more dialed set up the lowest hanging fruit is, undoubtedly, a captain's cooler.

How To Guides

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Tips for a River Trip Leader (TL)

Tips for a River Trip Leader (TL)

How To GuidesJake Castle
Our rafting expert Jake Castle explains the necessary characteristics of a good Trip Leader.
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? Here are ten pieces of gear that are necessary and valued for any overnight river trip.
How to Plan a River Trip - Updated

How to Plan a River Trip - Updated

Camping + KitchenJake Castle
Were you lucky enough to win a river permit? It can be overwhelming to plan. Read our expert tips and tricks to help you plan your upcoming whitewater river trip.
Fall Boating

How to Safely Go Fall Boating (and Have a Blast!)

GearVictoria Ohegyi
Fall paddling is one of the best kept secrets. Learn our tips and tricks for getting out there this season.

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