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Category Archives: Conservation Efforts

Traversing The Canol Road – A BikeRafting Adventure Across A Failed Alaskan Pipeline

Though it was supposed to cost just $24 million, the Canol Road and Pipeline went $100 million over budget in the early 1940s and turned out to be a monumental failure. Five ladies, Sinead Earley, Hannah Johnston, Rohanna Gibson, Caitlin DuBiel, and Gabriela Stephens, decided to traverse this road via […]

Exploring Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument

Tom Bartels Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument

After staging multiple adventure trips throughout the Southwest US over the past 34 years, we finally got our chance on the Escalante River. Photos & text by Tom Bartels All four in our group had spent time in the canyon backpacking in the past, but never on the Escalante. One […]

100 Colo. Businesses Urge Senators to Protect America’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

Colorado’s Outdoor Industry Companies Seek to Protect National Treasure — The Arctic National Wildlife Refuge This summer more than 100 Colorado outdoor businesses, including Alpacka Raft, asked the Colorado congressional delegation to protect the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge by leaving it closed to fossil fuel development. Senator Cory Gardner could be a […]

The Vjosa River: Europe’s Unknown Wild Jewel

The Belgiums, Aoos River, Northern Pindos National Park, Greece. Photo: Andrew Burr

Climb, Paraglide, Packraft: 3 Adventurers Raise Awareness for one of Europe’s Last Remaining Wild Rivers European explorers Sean Villanueva, Nico Favresse, and Tom De Dorlodot recently spent a few weeks on Albania’s Vjosa River (aka the Aoös) to raise awareness for the threats to the river, including numerous proposed dams. Check out our Q&A with […]

Floating The Border – How Trump’s Wall Might Affect the Rio Grande & Communities Around It

Robby loads his boat up on day 12.  All his stuff is in the tubes so he only had to rig up the front drybag with the essentials - lunch and a few extra layers.  

Packrafting the Rio Grande to Discover the Consequences of the Border Wall In January 2017, Richard Forbes, Peter Levin, Robby Dohrn, and Gus Griffin floated along the Rio Grande for 11 days as the narrative backbone for an environmental documentary. The Lower Canyons of the Rio Grande, just downstream from Big […]