Author: Dylan Silver

The Best of Lake Tahoe If You Only Have A Week

The Best of Lake Tahoe If You Only Have A Week

During almost every season, there’s more to do in Lake Tahoe than can be crammed into any one visit. From the North Shore to the South Sho [...]
The Best Boat-In Campsites in the West

The Best Boat-In Campsites in the West

Forget cramming into the car and pulling into a busy roadside campground. Boat-in campsites offer remote solitude and overnight wilderness [...]
How to Take Awesome Rafting Photos

How to Take Awesome Rafting Photos

There’s no secret to great photography. It’s a matter of getting out there and going for it. But shooting photos or video on a whitewater [...]
Colorado and Snake Among Rivers Named ‘Most Endangered’

Colorado and Snake Among Rivers Named ‘Most Endangered’

Having endangered rivers in the U.S. is not new. Countless waterways have been dammed, polluted, re-routed, buried or otherwise destroyed [...]
6 Reasons to Visit Yosemite in the Spring

6 Reasons to Visit Yosemite in the Spring

California’s most famous national park is a draw throughout every season. But there’s something about spring that makes the Valley come al [...]
What Low Water in Lake Powell Means for Cataract Canyon Rafting

What Low Water in Lake Powell Means for Cataract Canyon Rafting

When the Glen Canyon Dam was completed in 1963 and Lake Powell began filling, it was a devastating blow to the river runners who’d travel [...]
One Guide’s Path from Coral Reefs to Idaho’s Canyons

One Guide’s Path from Coral Reefs to Idaho’s Canyons

As a marine technician and scientific diver studying coral around the islands of American Samoa, Kersten Schnurle thought she’d found a c [...]
The Misadventures of a Serial River Tripper

The Misadventures of a Serial River Tripper

OARS guest Pat Killien has 17 river trips under his belt and another slated for 2022. He’s wildly familiar with the saying “Anything can h [...]
The Endless River: How to Raft Year-Round

The Endless River: How to Raft Year-Round

The world is full of raftable rivers and each has their own peak season. To borrow a sentiment from the classic surf flick The Endless Sum [...]
LEGEND: 50 Years of Running Dories in Idaho

LEGEND: 50 Years of Running Dories in Idaho

Curt Chang stands knee-deep in the Snake River next to his blue and white dory, Poi’pu. He straps in some gear and turns the chrome buckl [...]
Love Above Lava Falls, Getting Married in Grand Canyon

Love Above Lava Falls, Getting Married in Grand Canyon

Long-time OARS guest Pat Killien has enough river trip stories to fill a book. He’s been on over 15 OARS trips and has had many more adven [...]
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