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The Early Summer issue of Rapid hits newsstands today, with images and stories guaranteed to get you stoked for the upcoming paddling season. 

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Van loaded with kayaks crossing a creek high up in the Alpine en route to the Karagem and Argut Rivers.

Triumph and Tragedy in Russia's Altai Mountains

Why you should but probably won’t disappear for a month in Russia’s Altai Mountains. 

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Dickerson Whitewater Course

It’s Official: This Whitewater Course Turns You Pro 

There’s a reason this Class IV course requires security clearance and limits its access list to 100 members.

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Underwater photo of a kayaker by Thomas Morel

The Art of Shooting a Magazine-Worthy Whitewater Shot

Thomas Morel, one of the country’s best paddling photographers explains what it takes to capture that perfect shot. It’s not what you think. 

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Kayaker drinking a bootie beer

The Dirtbag Guide: 26 Ways to Get the Most Out of River Life

Whether you are already a soggy, bonafide dirtbag or a new paddler looking to embrace our unique culture, this is your guide to getting the most the the least out of river life — on and off the water.

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RP Summer17 2

One Question: What's the Worst Job You've Ever Had?

Nine famous paddlers including Dane Jackson, Ben Marr and Mariann Saether on their worst job experiences.

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Boat Insider: The Mighty Machno 

Why this high performance river runner demands a spot on your roof.

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RP Summer17 6

Boat Insider: Introducing the Zet Toro 

Tester, Graham Kent weighs in on what makes this Czech river runner run fast and track like a dream.

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