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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.

So You Want To Be A Raft Guide? by Hannah Fetzer

Young raft guide Hannah Fetzer shares some tips that helped get her into Raft ...

From the English Channel to the Zambezi. by Chris Macdonald 

FROM THE ENGLISH CHANNEL TO THE ZAMBEZI RIVER ~ STAND UP PADDLEBOARDING. by Chris ...

DIRT BAG BOOKCLUB: Noah Adams’ Far Appalachia 

“Take me home, country road, to the place I belong…” -John Denver I spent ...

RAFTING: East Vs West. by Alex Wilson

I moved out to Colorado this year with my homies, ready to experience the ...

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 ...