NRS Trip Tales Archive
"Why Do I Keep Boating?"– It's a hassle getting ready for a trip and a pain in the butt cleaning up after one. After 35+ years of doing this to myself, there's gotta be something else there.
"When Did Inflatable Boating Begin in the West?"– In the 1840s a forward thinking explorer was using an inflatable raft.
"Mexico Boating Adventures, Part III: Read and Run"– Mexico has an amazing number of great seldom run multiday trips.
"Tale of Two Trips, Part 2 - Four for Heller!"– Clyde puts a motor on Lady Godiva and gest ready to shove off solo.
"Ripples of Wisdom - The Final Leg"–Women boaters kayaking the length of the Mississippi.
"Big Water Bruneau"–High water chaos on a desert river.
"Hey, Let's Go Boating In January!"–New NRS fishing and cataraft frame improvements.
"Middle Fork Carnage in Impassable Canyon"–A gripping tale of whitewater adventure, Middle Fork, Salmon River, Idaho.
"Inside Passage"–Kayaking the West Coast Inside Passage.
"Rocktoberfest"–Fun fall trip in Hells Canyon.
"The Selway River Rocks!"–Story of a thrill-filled Selway River trip.
"Middle Fork Mayhem"–High water excitement on Idaho's Middle Fork.
"Flood Waters, Wild Animals and a Flight"–High water Salmon River, plus other dangers.
"The Seeing of the Thing"–Directions for viewing amazing 360-degree panoramas of the Grand Canyon.
"River Runnin', Relaxin' and Ramen"–Friends' final trip down Hells Canyon.
"2010 Best in the West Kayak Competition"–Team NRS members score big at competition.
"Solo Traverse of Woodland Caribou – Week Five"–Conclusion of a five week solo canoe trip in the Canadian wilderness.
"Grand Canyon GigaView"–A Virtual Tour of Americ''s Premier River Trip.
"Raised On the River"–NRS Ambassador Team Member, 12-year old Alec Voorhees, describes what it's been like to be raised in a kayaking family.
"Let's Be Frank About This"–A Great Horned Owl adopts an NRS family.
"What Are You Thankful For? Or, Boating With the Turkey(s)"–Thanksgiving weekend boating in northern Idaho.
"The Shuttle Run From Hell"–A late season Rogue River trip has an exciting ending.
"Perils of Powell Part 2"–Ray Zvirbulis writes about a multiday touring kayak trip on Arizona's Lake Powell.
"Perils of Powell"–Ray Zvirbulis writes about a multiday touring kayak trip on Arizona's Lake Powell.
"A Day of Action"–NRS and local boaters put on a 350.org event.
"Gig, GigBobbing Along"–Taking a trip on the Salmon River in the NRS GigBob.
"Backcountry GigBob"–Luc goes fishing for Muskie on a GigBob.
"2009 World Surf Kayak Championships"–Team NRS Member, Devon Barker, reports on the Worlds, in Portugal.
"Wet Rock Rendezvous"–NRS boaters float the Lower Owyhee River in Oregon.
"2008 NRS Boatin' Tales, Part 2"–More tales of the boating NRS folks did in 2008
"GigBob on the Middle Fork"– The NRS GigBob fishing craft on a six-day Middle Fork of the Salmon trip.
"2008 NRS Boatin' Tales"– NRS folks boating tales from 2008.
"March Madness Redux"- Winter boating in Idaho
"Boatin' and Musin'"- NRS CSR, Gabe Hinkley, riffing about spring boating and gear.
"Epic Yukon River Journey - Days 43 - 44"- Ray fulfills his dream: ending his journey where the river empties into the Bering Sea.
"Descent Into Madness - The Podcast"- Link to a podcast of a story by Epicocity Project paddlers in Papua New Guinea.
"Water Trails and the Northern Forest Canoe Trail"- The Northern Forest Canoe Trail, the longest in the NE United States.
"On a Strap(s) and a Prayer"- Boater ties his trailer back together with NRS straps, and saves his trip.
"Kayaking, College and Hockey: Maintaining a Balance"- Ben Guska, Team NRS, talks about balancing his kayaking with the other things in his life.
"On My Way to the Worlds!"- Devon Barker, Team NRS, goes to the World Freestyle Kayaking competition.
"Running the River Both Ways"- NRS boaters and friends take a high water trip on the Salmon River.
"Five Days on the Smith River"- Some NRS folks float the unique Smith River, in Montana.
"The Start of Things"- Announcing the start of an Arctic kayaking expedition.
"Boaters Love PBR!"- Gabe goes to the Payette/Boise River Festival, with his C-1.
"Women's Sands of Time"- Team NRS member, Devon Barker, writes about an all-women boating trip.
"Cold Days in Hells - Part 2, Alone With the River"- The second half of a Snake River Hells Canyon raft trip.
"Cold Days in Hells"- Late winter boating trip on the Snake River in Hells Canyon.
"The Grand Canyon at 41,000 cfs"- Tales from boaters during the 2008 high water release.
"Team NRS in China"- Team NRS members in China to highlight threatened river systems.
"Water*Women*Wisdom Finish the Second Leg"- Post-trip report on Mississippi River paddle.
"Two River Bag Boogie"- Boating two different rivers, Snake and Salmon, on the same trip.
"Water, Sea Lions & the Joys of Chocolate"- A kayaker takes a trip to the legendary Skookumchuck Narrows.
"First Overnight"- A touring kayak paddle into Idaho backcountry.
"Bees, Whining and Whitewater"- Summer adventure on the Lower Salmon River
"Hood Canal Memories" -
In prose and poetry, a paddler recounts experiences on Hood Canal.
"Part 2 - Off the Middle Fork & onto the Main Salmon." -
Off the Middle Fork and onto the Main Salmon.
of Boating & A Day on Chatcolet"- Lake Chatcolet, Idaho
This is Where It All Begins"- Delaware River, Pennsylvania
BBQ A Beer"
the Ungava"- Ungava Bay, Canada
Just Right Before New Years"- Potlach River, Idaho
Springs"- Yampa River, Colorado
Longest 45 Minutes"- Colorado River, Arizona
Only Pawprints"- Main Salmon River, Idaho
Way South"- Peru
of a Different Sort"- Caribbean Sea
and My Cave Clan"- Idaho Backcountry
and Thaw Wilderness Walk"- Stanley Hot Springs, Idaho
Island"- Seguin Island, Maine
101"- Lower Salmon River, Idaho
BC Part II"- British Columbia
BC Part I"- British Columbia
Takes World's"- World Surf Kayaking Championships , Costa
Spit Test"- Salmon River , Idaho
Clackamas Whitewater Festival"- Upper Clackamas , OR
Boater in a New Sport"- Wallowa Lake, OR
Raft"- Idaho Boating
Fathers Part II"- Selway River, ID
Fathers"- Selway River, ID
of the Potlatch"- Moscow, ID
Paddling"- Seattle, WA
Sea Kayak Training Trip"- Lake Coeur d’Alene, ID
Salmon Memories 2004"- Main Salmon, ID
Lesson"- Selway River, ID
Through Time"- Grand Canyon
Lure of the Lochsa"- Lochsa River, ID