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Editor-in-Chief "Chicago" Mike Toughill is co-founder of Dirt Bag Paddlers and former Peshtigo River Manager at Kosir's Rapid Rafts in Wisconsin. He's been Wallacing since 2003.

TAKE OUT ~ May 2017: Peshtigo River shot by Ray Booth.

EDITOR’S DESK- Spring has been extremely fruitful here in the Northwoods of Wisconsin on ...

PEARLS IN THE MOUNTAIN ~ Excerpt #3. by Joe Norwood 

“I see a raft,” Mary said. Ah, yes, the express trip, I thought. One ...

MAD GOATS ~ A True Dirt Bag’s Kajakkskole. by Tomas Hannson

So how did Mad Goats Kayak School come about? It’s a long and exciting ...

SACRED SPACE ~ A River called Home. by Ythsta Resovich 

It’s a near moonless night, and the company I keep is not of this ...

HIGH WATER SAFETY ~ Guidelines for Rafting Swollen Rivers. by William McGinnis 

Big winters create big runoff. Whitewater rafters are looking at epically high water! Because ...

LEGENDS FROM A LOST RIVER: THE BIO BIO ~Part 3 by Taz Riggs 

EDITOR’S DESK: Associate Editor Taz Riggs takes us back in time to the Chilean ...

THE SOULFUL RIVER. by Jesse Delamotte

There are many things in this world that do not make sense to me. ...