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A Review of Popular River Rafting Trips and Services


Organized river rafting trips are a good idea for novices and experts alike. River rafting tours provide all of the equipment, guidance, and instruction necessary.

River Rafting in Washington State


The great state of Washington offers some of the best white-water rafting in the entire country. There are around 15 rivers in Washington state that are great for river rafting.

River Rafting in Colorado


The sport of river rafting was practically invented in Colorado. In the late 1960s Bill Dvorak came up with many safety standards for equipment and many guidelines for proper rafting technique.

River Rafting in California


River rafting is a major attraction in California. The most popular California river rafting destination is the mighty American River.

River Rafting in the Grand Canyon


Rafting through the Grand Canyon is the experience of a lifetime. Viewing the canyon from along the rim is a stunning experience on its own, but it pales in comparison to the adventure of riding the river through it.

River Rafting on the Salmon River


The beautiful Salmon River stretches through over 400 miles of Idaho. The legendary explorers Lewis and Clark traveled part of the Salmon River but thought it was too rough to navigate.

Rafting on the Rogue River in Oregon


Oregon's Rogue River is one of the nation's most beautiful. The Rogue River begins in Crater Lake and extends 215 miles until it empties in the Pacific Ocean.

What Do Cowboys-n-Campfires Have in Common?


I bet you're wondering where the heck this articles going. After all what could cowboys-n-campfires have in common? Well lots actually!Cowboys are full of wonderful tales from their travels and their work.

Adventure Travel on Horseback


When you think of "adventure travel," what crosses your mind? Hiking? White water rafting? Scuba diving? Something as sedentary as a cruise ship or land rover safari? Those ideas lose their "adventure" status when you compare them to galloping on a horse in Africa with a zebra and wildebeest racing along side you, or quietly observing the elephant and giraffe.How can a traveler visit the remote parts of the world's most beautiful and interesting places while.

Stay Warm - A Backpacking Skill


Stay warm or die. That's what it comes down to at the extremes.

Find a Camping Gear Outlet Near You


When you search online for a camping gear outlet you will find camping gear at great discounts like tents, sleeping materials like sleeping bags, navigation and survival items, camping furniture and lanterns, tools, knives and optics, personal care equipment, backpacks, camping cookware, and other camping stuff.If the camp gear outlet you find is an established one, you will find some of the best sales and discounts on clearance items as well as discontinued ones.

Camping For Fun


Camping for fun is a great way to enjoy the outdoors and relax. But before going camping you will need to purchase camping equipment one of the better places to get the gear you need is at camping world.

Dont Forget that Camping Gear Checklist Before You Leave on that Family Camping Adventure


A camping gear checklist is an important tool to help you prepare and pack for that annual family camping trip. The last thing you want to remember about that camping trip is how you forgot that one piece of important gear and made the whole family unhappy.

You Might Be An Ultralight Backpacker If...


If you you find yourself saying "Hey, that's a good idea," to more than one of the following, you might be an ultralight backpacker. They are collected from various lightweight backpacking forums.

The Lumemo Trail - An African Wilderness Experience for the Practiced Hiker


The Udzungwa Mountains National park was created primarily for the protection of flora rather than fauna. The park was registered in 1992 and is the first of its kind in Tanzania.

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Outdoors notes | Outdoors  Observer-Reporter

Charleroi Sportsmen Club's 2019 Winter Trap League begins Jan. 6 at noon and runs for 12 weeks plus a shootoff. The league is open to the public. The cost is.


Check the Outdoors calendar for meetings, events and hunting season schedules  The Advocate

RED STICK FLY FISHERS FLY-TYING SESSION: 7 p.m., Conference Room B, Goodwood Library, Baton Rouge. Call Sydney Dobson (225) 892-1613. Website: ...


Recreation and outdoors calendar (Dec. 16)  Baltimore Sun

A calendar of recreation and outdoors events in Central Maryland.


Action Outdoors: First ice angling | Outdoors  Kokomo Perspective

Every angler knows that “first ice” is the best time of the season to get on the fish. Gamefish tend to really put on the feedbag as the ice is.


May: Outdoors for the holidays and beyond  Carroll County Times

Cold weather and the holidays may curtail some outdoor activities, but they open up others. Here are some options.


Outdoors calendar: Dec. 16, 2018 | Hunting & Fishing  Charleston Gazette-Mail

West Virginia's muzzleloader season will end, one-half hour after sunset. Monday. The third segment of West Virginia's three-part duck season will begin, ...


Outdoors: Working with nature can be 'luxury of simplicity'  Burlington Times News

Those who appreciate the outdoors the most enjoy the “luxury of simplicity.” No words I could choose would better describe little Clyde Mitchell. We called him ...


Go local for a can't-miss gift  The Advocate

It's that most wonderful time of the year — again — and lots of loving family members and friends are just as stumped about what to get their favorite ...


New ODNR director Mary Mertz brings outdoors and political experience – D’Arcy Egan  cleveland.com

The appointment of Mary Mertz to ODNR director is being praised by Ohio outdoors enthusiasts. (State of Ohio photo) ( State of Ohio ). Comment. By D'Arcy ...


OUTDOORS digest  Youngstown Vindicator

Lowellville gun show. Lowellville. The Mahoning Valley Gun Collectors is having a winter gun show Dec. 29 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Dec. 30 from 9 a.m. to 3 ...


Nearby Nature encourages neighborhood kids to explore outdoors  OnMilwaukee.com

Nearby Nature is an after-school program at the Lighthouse Youth Center, where students can dive more deeply into the realm of science, Milwaukee ...


Gander Outdoors to open for business in Augusta Friday  WRDW-TV

The store formerly known as Gander Mountain will open its doors to shoppers Friday under a new name - Gander Outdoors.


Outdoors: No ice fishing happening yet  Galesburg Register-Mail

November temperatures were pretty chilly here in the Galesburg area. The weather folks said the average temperatures we had were below normal. Now that ...


Outdoors | Westerville team hooks 4th in Bassmaster event  The Columbus Dispatch

Six ounces don't pull as much weight in the grand scheme as they can in a professional bass tournament, so the two are not to be confused.Nonetheless, six ...


OUTDOORS: Family heirloom will be treated with respect from now on  Tuscaloosa News

Moving, particularly when it involves moving some of your possessions a considerable distance, can be trying. And no matter how careful you are, some things ...


Outdoors: Deer management will continue until February  Daily Record

This year's deer harvest is up over last year's, and winter seasons will continue until February.


Warm temps encourage outdoor winter fun | Outdoors  International Falls Journal

RANIER — The fire was blazing, and kids were sledding and skating at the Ranier Rink Wednesday afternoon.


Gift suggestions for outdoors enthusiasts  Lima Ohio

With a little more than a week left before Christmas, there is still plenty of time to get some gifts for the outdoors lover on your list.Stocking stuffers.


Best holiday gifts for the outdoor junkie on your list  Digital Trends

Want a unique gift for the outdoorsy person on your holiday shopping list? Look no further. We've hand-picked some of our favorite outdoor items to help you ...


How European Outdoor Industry Coalition Grants Help Young People To Explore Life Outdoors  Forbes

Established as an International Non Profit Association, the It's Great Out There Coalition (IGOTC) of European outdoor companies aims to encourage more ...


OUTDOORS: State's eagle population on the rise - Sports  Enterprise News

We don't always see deer while hunting, but we usually see some sort of wildlife while traversing through woods, fields and swamps. Squirrels, small birds and ...


Outdoors brand Fjallraven boosts spending amid parka battle  AdAge.com

For three winters in a row, parka-marketer Fjallraven has pushed its product with a Times Square billboard and other out-of-home and print ads. But amid rising ...


Meet Pattie Gonia, the Backpacking Drag Queen Promoting Inclusivity in the Outdoors  Self

Instagram drag queen Pattie Gonia is spreading positive vibes and a powerful message about inclusivity in the outdoors, one high-heeled hike at a time.


Wrap up the 12 Days of Deals with sports/outdoors gifts  Chicago Tribune

For kids, trained athletes, and general fitness enthusiasts, sports and outdoor gifts are hard to beat. They can provide hours of entertainment, exercise, or.


Active Outdoors: Christmas gifts for the outdoors lovers  Concord Monitor

Getting Christmas gifts for Active Outdoors folks can be a real challenge. If you surprise someone with something they really want and can really use and enjoy, ...


Academy Sports + Outdoors partners with Columbus Police Dept. for bike giveaway  WTVM

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - Academy Sports + Outdoors partnered with the Columbus Police Department to give way bikes to children for Christmas. Thirty bikes ...


Jerry Davis: Wisconsin's 2019 deer hunting season begins ... now  Madison.com

Adrian Alan, range manager at Vortex Optics and a former officer in the Madison Police Department, believes from experience that the moment a hunter comes ...


Outdoors: Clam Company's Ice Fishing Team live for the outdoors  ECM Publishers

Scott Seibert and Shelly Holland, both members of the Clam Company's Ice Fishing Team, have learned to squeeze every free moment of time into the outdoors.


Outdoors calendar: Dec. 9, 2018 | Hunting & Fishing  Charleston Gazette-Mail

Today. n The West Virginia Clays skeet and trap club will hold a Christmas shoot, noon, at the club's range near Hernshaw. Call 304-549-7250. n West Virginia's ...


High Plains Outdoors: Air Gun Hunt  HPPR

This week, Luke takes us on a big bore airgun hunt to Ranger Creek Ranch www.rangercreekranch.com . Luke's hunted here for many years and loves the ...


As temperatures drop for outdoors debate, Tampa's mayor's race heats up  Tampa Bay Times

Seven candidates will gather at Sparkman Wharf tonight to debate transportation issues, the latest sign that activity in advance of the March 5 election is picking ...


Curious Idaho: Ask us your questions about the Gem State’s outdoors lifestyle  Idaho Statesman

What do you want to know about Idaho's outdoors? Idaho Statesman outdoors reporter Nicole Blanchard wants to hear your questions about the state's outdoor ...


Outdoors Holiday Gift Guide  Duluth News Tribune

Santa Claus was checking out new routes for his reindeer recently when he stopped in the Northland and tried his hand at ice fishing. Being Santa, he of course ...


First he got healthy, then he went elk hunting  Lewiston Morning Tribune

How 12-year-old John Gegen found himself in a cabin in the Colorado mountains on a recent evening receiving a personal video message from Philadelphia ...


Naples Baker Museum moves outdoors with minimalist prize: Buren work  Naples Daily News

The Baker Museum's newest exhibition is outdoors at Artis—Naples: Daniel Buren's "The Colors Above Our Heads Are Under Our Feet as Well."


'She was sold on it.' How smartphones are helping hunters bag deer in Mississippi  Jackson Clarion Ledger

Adapters help overcome vision, physical challenges.


Man rescued after steep fall off Drinking Horse Trail  KBZK Bozeman News

GALLATIN COUNTY, Mont. – A man hiking on the Drinking Horse Trail was rescued after slipping and falling about 30 feet, according to the Gallatin County ...


Find places for outdoor fun with free with new MDC “MO Outdoors” app  Bolivar Herald-Free Press

Finding places to discover nature and enjoy outdoor activities in Missouri has just gotten easier. The Missouri Department of Conservation now offers its new, ...


Former Gander Mountain will reopen under new name Gander Outdoors  The Augusta Chronicle

Gander Outdoors, the store formerly known as Gander Mountain, said Tuesday it will re-open its Augusta store on Friday at 9 a.m.The 52000-square-foot store, ...


Podcast aims to bring scientific foundation to outdoors discussions  Laramie Boomerang

Conversations about hunting, wildlife management, public lands and conservation have moved squarely into the podcasting world in the past few years, with the ...


Unique gifts are a perfect option for lovers of the great outdoors  Pike County News Watchman

COLUMBUS, OH – As Ohioans celebrate the holidays and create memories with loved ones, the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) has great ...


Find new outdoor places with app  Daily Journal Online

Finding places to discover nature and enjoy outdoor activities in Missouri has just gotten easier.


Johnson Outdoors (JOUT) PT Lowered to $75 at Imperial Capital Following 4Q  StreetInsider.com

News and research before you hear about it on CNBC and others. Claim your 2-week free trial to StreetInsider Premium here.


Salvation Army Captain to sleep outdoors to help homeless News  The Sheboygan Press

Salvation Army's Capt. Daryl Mangeri will sleep outside for five nights to highlight the plight of the homeless.


Outdoors, Vol. 2  Willamette Week

My Happy Place Camp Fire Mug | Tender Loving Empire | $22. This 14 oz. steel mug is perfect for your next camping adventure! Inspired by love for the outdoors ...


Eva Shockey Brings Her Adventures Outdoors to a New Facebook Watch Series  Cheddar

Acclaimed outdoor enthusiast Eva Shockey is starring in her own outdoor lifestyle reality series. The six-episode series takes viewers on an adventure into the ...


NORTH IOWA OUTDOORS: Hawkeye Wildlife Area Refuge Opens Dec. 18  KIOW

The wildlife refuge at the Hawkeye Wildlife Area in Johnson County will be open for public use, including hunting and trapping, on Dec. 18. The main purpose of ...


4 more deer test positive for Chronic Wasting Disease  KBZK Bozeman News

Test results from the final CWD surveillance samples sent after the close of Montana's general hunting season showed four more deer along the Hi-Line to be ...


Tossing out the tree? Donate it for wildlife habitats  News-Press Now

Conservation officials at Smithville Lake will begin collecting Christmas trees next week that will be used for wildlife habitat.


Best gift for the adventurer in your life: Outdoor experiences  Times Union

My inbox is filling up with emails from product companies. They're urging me to buy the latest in gear – backpacks, clothes, boots, bathing wipes. You name it ...


Enjoying Iowa's great outdoors  Fort Dodge Messenger

What is important to you? The most important things in my life are my family, friends, faith and the time I spend outside. My family and friends are the cente.


Outdoors: Doing the Riverdance  Tallahassee.com

Even though winter doesn't officially begin until Dec. 21, the fish (and fishermen) believe it happened this week. Air and water temperatures have plummeted, ...


Outdoors: CRITTERS OF NORTH IDAHO: The Ring-necked Pheasant  Coeur d'Alene Press

I was riding in the backseat of my car one day and I saw a gorgeous long-tailed bird with a plump body and fie.


OUTDOORS NOTEBOOK: New DNR conservation officers go to work,...  Grand Forks Herald

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources' 18 newest conservation officers began working at their field stations Wednesday, Dec. 5. The new officers ...


Lone star warriors outdoors annual hunt  ConchoValleyHomepage.com

Lone Star Warriors Outdoors hosted their fifth annual hunt this past weekend in Christoval. The veterans flew in to San Angelo before being presented with their ...


Whitefish summit focuses on Montana's outdoors economy  KBZK Bozeman News

WHITEFISH – If you hear more about Montana's tourism economy in the coming year it's likely because of the spark that was ignited this week in Whitefish.


Womp, Womp: 5 Gifts You Should NOT Get for the Outdoors Person  GearJunkie

There are 1001 gift guides out there. But whatever you do, avoid these common bad outdoor gifts.


Best of Phoenix 2018: Things to Do and See Outdoors  Phoenix New Times

It may not always feel like it when you're in the city, but the sheer amount of wild spaces in and around Phoenix is nothing short of impressive. And now that the ...


Kids 'Bring the Outdoors In' at Family Fun Day  KVAL

EUGENE, Ore. — Today was family fun day at the Jordan Schnitzer Museum at the University of Oregon. The activities had a environmentally friendly theme.


Outdoor briefs for Thursday, Dec. 6 | Outdoors | bismarcktribune.com  Bismarck Tribune

The North Dakota Game and Fish Department and North Dakota Department of Agriculture are opening the Coyote Catalog, a statewide effort designed to ...


REI Closes on Black Friday, asking shoppers to #OptOut and go outdoors instead  WTVC

The day after Thanksgiving is often associated with door buster deals. But this Black Friday, some locals chose peace and quiet in the great outdoors. Outdoor ...


How the Outdoors Makes Your Kids Smarter  Outside

Playing outside isn't just good for your kid. It's essential.


Johnson Outdoors (JOUT) Q4 Earnings: Fishing Segment Hold Key  Zacks.com

Johnson Outdoors' (JOUT) top line in fourth-quarter fiscal 2018 is likely to be driven by revenue growth at the fishing segment.


Former Nike, SC Johnson CEO joins Johnson Outdoors board  BizTimes.com (Milwaukee)

Racine-based Johnson Outdoors Inc. has added a former president and chief executive officer of S.C. Johnson and Son Inc. to its board of directors.


Life in an earthquake zone | Outdoors  Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman

Was this ever the week! It took me a couple of hours to work my way into the garage from the large outside door and through the inside door to.


Where to find outdoor ice skating this winter  SW News Media

When the dry, freezing part of winter hits, Minnesotans aren't the type to skirt away indoors. We get out and cross country ski, ice fish, and of course, skate.


Twin Citians have healthy access to outdoors; survey’s sponsors want you out there on Black Friday  St. Paul Pioneer Press

If new hiking gear is on the holiday wish list, customers of REI, the outdoor apparel and goods chain, will have to wait until after Black Friday to check the items ...


Outdoors calendar  Duluth News Tribune

Arrowhead Ice Fishing and Winter Show, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. today, DECC, Duluth. Admission: $10, free for ages 12 and younger. Go to mniceshow.com. Beer and ...


Chris Dollar: Resurgence of brookies an encouraging sign  CapitalGazette.com

Even if you live much closer to the Atlantic than the mountains, you can still be in Western Maryland within hours, where several state parks offer great mountain ...


Share your Outdoors story with News-Press Storytellers  The News-Press

The Southwest Florida Storytellers Project is hosting "Great Outdoors" on Feb. 20 at Bass Pro Shops.


Dimich Outdoors  Herald Review

Even though today's portable shelters are the cat's meow for getting out of the wind and cold, sometimes, especially if the little fry are aboard, you just have to ...


Detroit Lions coach Matt Patricia defends decision to practice outdoors  ESPN

A day after Lions coach Matt Patricia held his team's practice outside in the cold and snow, despite playing four straight games indoors or in Arizona, the ...


Cyber Monday 2018: Best Outdoor and Fitness Deals (Fitbit, Apple Watch, Etc)  WIRED

If you need running shoes, a fitness watch, or a new backpack, these Cyber Monday deals are for you. Apple Watch, Fitbit, Treadmills, and more.


Baylor to face Vanderbilt in Academy Sports and Outdoors Texas Bowl  Dallas News

One week after an impressive win over Texas Tech, Baylor learned it will face Vanderbilt (6-6, 3-5 SEC) in the Academy Sports and Outdoors Texas Bowl on Dec ...


How to protect outdoor potted plants from the cold: Ask an Expert  OregonLive.com

Winter approaches, but gardening questions abound. Get advice from OSU Extension *Service* and Master Gardeners.


Author John McPhee Still Finds Wonder in the Outdoors, Chocolate and Circus Bears  TIME

John McPhee discusses teaching creative non-fiction at Princeton and the process putting together his most recent book 'The Patch'.


Watch thief grab $3,300 worth of North Face coats from Alabama Outdoors in Homewood; suspect sought  AL.com

Authorities are trying to identify a suspect who grabbed an armful of coats and dashed out the door. The theft happened Thursday, Nov. 15, at Alabama Outdoors ...


What's Up Outdoors: Ice fishing gift ideas to add to the Christmas...  Brainerd Dispatch

Since most of my time lately is spent at ice fishing events all over the state, I've been seeing a few new products that I think might make great Christmas gifts.


Connecting youth with faith and the outdoors  WXOW.com

The Coulee Region based Kicking Bear Foundation organizes camps and adventures to teach people about the outdoors while connecting them to God.


Reflecting a life in the outdoors  Minneapolis Star Tribune

A gallery of images by Grand Marais-based photographer Bryan Hansel, this week's Currents profile in Star Tribune Outdoors.


See it, try it and buy it at one of Minnesota's outdoors sho...  West Central Tribune

Friday: 1-8 p.m.. Saturday: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.. Sunday: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.. With more than 190 exhibits, the St. Paul Ice Show is the largest consumer show dedicated ...


New outdoors sports show coming to Chippewa Falls  Leader-Telegram

CHIPPEWA FALLS — A new outdoor sports show promoting archery, hunting and hundreds of exhibitors will be presented in September at the Northern ...


Outdoors Column | Les Winkeler: Swapping stories in the man cave  The Southern

After a brief introduction, Shannon Hunt, and his son, Logan, ushered me into the “man cave” in their garage.


Shop Holiday: Gifts for outdoors lovers  Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

It's not hard to find gifts for people who love hunting, fishing and the great outdoors.


Better Black Friday for the outdoors  The Columbian

If working off the Thanksgiving calories by jostling with other shoppers isn't your idea of a good time, how about spending your Black Friday in the outdoors ...


Outdoor briefs for Thursday, Nov. 29 | Outdoors | bismarcktribune.com  Bismarck Tribune

Registration for the Bismarck/Mandan Rifle and Pistol Association's Junior Marksmanship Program will be at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 6 at the Johnson Family ...


Outdoors: Seeking northern pike is worthwhile adventure  Sioux Falls Argus Leader

Over the past 50 years, the population of northern pike, especially big northern pike, in our Oahe reservoir has followed cycles dependent on water level, ...


New Penguins jerseys for Philadelphia outdoor game?  PensBurgh

The Pittsburgh Penguins released a tweet yesterday that kind of flew under the radar, but it has to do with the upcoming Stadium Series game in Philadelphia.


Mag-Spark puts POW! back into muzzleloader hunting  The Star Democrat

Muzzleloader season is back open through Dec. 29, and when the rain stops, many of us will be back out in tree stands and in fields searching for elusive deer.


Scenic Sanibel Island offers many choices to enjoy outdoors  Buffalo News

Sanibel Island, adjacent to Fort Myers in Southwest Florida, uses its natural attractions that include a wide variety of fish species, an incredible amount of b…


Outdoor Notes for Dec. 16: Bear hunting tooth sample require...  Brainerd Dispatch

Bear hunters who are successful in 2019 and after would be required to submit a bear tooth sample to be eligible for the upcoming year's bear hunting license ...


The outdoor economy is shifting the way we think about spending time outside  Marketplace APM

This sector of the U.S. economy is using its financial power to address the threat to public lands and to increase participation outdoors.


James Harden Drops a TRIPLE DOUBLE In Memphis | December 15, 2018  News-shield

James Harden notches his 3rd triple-double of the season with 32 PTS, 12 REB, 10 AST in a 105-97 victory over the Memphis Grizzlies.


Scuttlebiz: Gander Mountain didnt work, maybe Gander Outdoors will?  The Augusta Chronicle

The once-shuttered sporting goods store on Mason McKnight Jr. Parkway is reopening as Gander Outdoors. The company made no formal announcement about ...


Saturday is the Interior Alaska Christmas Bird Count  Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

FAIRBANKS — Arctic Audubon holds its annual Christmas Bird count on Saturday.


Never Fear: Outdoor Gift Guide Here  Valley News

Here are a few gift ideas you can give to the outdoor enthusiasts in your life. onX Hunt App This app transforms Apple and Android phones into a hunting ...


Walk about town: Brief encounters in the outdoors of the best kind  Monterey County Herald

When I was a girl, my mother used to say “Giving is the best gift you can receive.” Was she out of her mind, I'd wonder when these words came out of her mouth.


Dec. 15: Parks and Recreation News | Outdoors  Laramie Boomerang

Drop-In Class Holiday Cancellations. Drop-in fitness classes are canceled Dec. 24-26 for Christmas and Dec. 30-Jan. 1 for New Year's. Holiday Closures.


Erie middle school playground, outdoor classroom to be dedicated  GoErie.com

A new playground and outdoor classroom at East Middle School will be officially dedicated on Monday. The ceremony will take place at 1 p.m. at the school, ...


Humanist program focuses on benefits of being outdoors  Traverse City Record Eagle

TRAVERSE CITY — Humans are an integral part of the natural environment according to humanist principles — and being a humanist means having an ...


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