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A love note from your river guide | Photo: James Kaiser

A Love Note From Your River Guide

A love note from your river guide | Photo: James Kaiser

How do you tell your parents that you’d prefer to be perpetually dirty and sunburnt, over having a permanent address? A river guide shares her story...

River Guide - This IS My Real Job

How do you tell your parents that you’d prefer to be perpetually dirty and sunburnt, over having a permanent address? A river guide shares her story...

There are only a few carefree summers in your life. Here's why @Outside Magazine suggests you shouldn't waste them interning at law firms.

Before You Grow Up: Be a Raft Guide

There are only a few carefree summers in your life. Here's why @Outside Magazine suggests you shouldn't waste them interning at law firms.

Mornings are a hectic time for river guides. But the best of them quickly learn what makes a guide die or thrive in the early mornings.

5 Morning Habits of Successful River Guides

Mornings are a hectic time for river guides. But the best of them quickly learn what makes a guide die or thrive in the early mornings.

Some of the ladies of O.A.R.S. share their thoughts on the use of gender-specific labels in the river industry. Their answers might surprise you…

How We Really Feel About Being Called ‘Boatmen’

Some of the ladies of O.A.R.S. share their thoughts on the use of gender-specific labels in the river industry. Their answers might surprise you…

Watch Out Guys, Women River Guides are Taking Over - #westvirginia #female #river #guides #aceraft #aceadventureresort

Watch Out Guys, Women River Guides Are Taking Over

Watch Out Guys, Women River Guides are Taking Over - #westvirginia #female #river #guides #aceraft #aceadventureresort

@Mish1100 shares her take on her favourite river, the Ottawa: "It has a bit of everything to offer for anyone who loves being on the water, especially kayakers."   Check out more of Canada's top adventure spots: http://www.outdoorwomensalliance.com/10-best-local-canadian-adventures/

1​0 Best Canadian Explorations: The Locals’ View

@Mish1100 shares her take on her favourite river, the Ottawa: "It has a bit of everything to offer for anyone who loves being on the water, especially kayakers." Check out more of Canada's top adventure spots: http://www.outdoorwomensalliance.com/10-best-local-canadian-adventures/

After practicing law for three years, Erika Unhold found magic on the river and left it all behind. She's now been an O.A.R.S. Grand Canyon & Idaho raft guide for 10 years! We caught up with this hard-working, inspirational woman to find out what it takes to be a river guide, why women make better guides than men (sorry guys!), and what it means to be a strong woman in the outdoors. Get to know Erika in our thirteenth episode of guide interviews.

After practicing law for three years, Erika Unhold found magic on the river and left it all behind. She's now been an O.A.R.S. Grand Canyon & Idaho raft guide for 10 years! We caught up with this hard-working, inspirational woman to find out what it takes to be a river guide, why women make better guides than men (sorry guys!), and what it means to be a strong woman in the outdoors. Get to know Erika in our thirteenth episode of guide interviews.

Meet some of the remarkable women who were determined to guide and helped change the face of commercial whitewater rafting.

First Women of Whitewater

Meet some of the remarkable women who were determined to guide and helped change the face of commercial whitewater rafting.

A Day in the Life of an Idaho River Guide

A Day in the Life of an Idaho River Guide

Idaho guide Emerald LaFortune shares what it's really like to be a river guide.

A longtime river guide shares what it feels like to flip a boat. Photo: Lava Falls, Grand Canyon by Jeffe Aronson

Guide Talk: The Anatomy of a Flip

A longtime river guide shares what it feels like to flip a boat. Photo: Lava Falls, Grand Canyon by Jeffe Aronson

From our @outdoorwomen Instagram community: "You know you have rad lady-friends when the river peaks and 16 of them show up!" says @brookehess celebrating with her crew on the Lochsa River in Idaho. :: Know any #outdoorwomen who like to see those rivers running high? Give 'em a shout out in the comments!

From our @outdoorwomen Instagram community: "You know you have rad lady-friends when the river peaks and 16 of them show up!" says @brookehess celebrating with her crew on the Lochsa River in Idaho. :: Know any #outdoorwomen who like to see those rivers running high? Give 'em a shout out in the comments!

Learning glacier rescue techniques require full engagement. Photo: Piotr Drozdzget

Learning glacier rescue techniques require full engagement. Photo: Piotr Drozdzget

Ever thought of whitewater kayaking Africa's Nile River? Get more info:

Kayaking the Nile