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Awestruck: The Healing Power of the River » Ever notice how time spent in nature makes you feel better? Emmie Gocke reflects on how awe—and time on the river—can lead to a happier, healthier life.
Train to Win: Tips and Strategies for Whitewater Racing » From physical and mental fitness to nutritional prep, training for kayak races takes more than lapping the course.
Coast Mountain Chronicles: Klinaklini River » Will the sixth time be the charm for the presumedly unrunnable Klinaklini River? With a solid crew of Class V kayakers, Todd Wells aims to try.
Embracing a Fickle Future on the Middle Fork » Fire, drought and extreme flows constantly change the Middle Fork’s landscape, but don’t let that prevent you from experiencing its grandeur.
The Future of Class V Whitewater Races and the Legacy of the NFC » First Gore Fest then Feather Fest and now NFC, as more Class V races are canceled, Izzy Lidsky examines the fate of these beloved events.
Coast Mountain Chronicles: Kowatua Creek » From Kowatua Creek to the Inklin River to the Taku, a group of kayakers set out to explore the stout rivers within the Taku Watershed.
Ten Tips for Finding—and Keeping—A Paddling Crew » Finding and keeping a paddling crew isn’t always easy. Eli Geisenberger shares some top tips for making new friends on the water.
The Grand Salmon Journals: Reaching the Pacific Ocean » The finish line at the Pacific Ocean doesn’t come easily, as the team battles strong winds and dodges cargo traffic down the Columbia River.
Coast Mountain Chronicles: The Bishop River Part II » A year after losing his boat on the Bishop River, Todd returns to the committing whitewater of the remote Coast Mountains to seek redemption.
About NRS: Northwest River Supplies
In 1972, with only $2,000 in his personal savings, Bill Parks started Northwest River Supplies with one mission: to help others raft. 42 years later, Bill sold NRS to its employees. Today, the 100% employee-owned business strives to continue Bill’s legacy helping people pursue passions on the water.
At our Moscow, Idaho headquarters you’ll find passionate water-lovers just like you, from rafters to whitewater kayakers, sea kayakers to stand up paddlers, kayak anglers to fly fishermen. Our lives, and livelihoods, are drawn to water.