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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.


August 25, 2022

A First-Timer's Bikerafting Trip on the Lower Deschutes River

Chris and Rob grabbed their Caribou packrafts and headed out on the Lower Deschutes for their first bikerafting trip. Chris made a great film showcasing the trip. "It was fun, humbling, hot and an absolute blast," Chris commented. They also fished along the way.


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.


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?


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 7, 2023

Planning a Self-Supported Grand Canyon Trip

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


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.


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.


October 26, 2023

Photographer Spotlight: Janessa Anderson

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


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.


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.