Christian Woodard demonstrates why kayakers flock to the northwest on the "Opal Creek" section of the Little North Santiam in Oregon.
Seth Swallen paddles into the murky depths of the Colorado River from Havasu Creek.
Evan Garcia, Demshitz Drop, Rio Nevados, Chile.
Daphnee Tuzlak, Greys River, Wyoming.
Eric Jones looks back up at "Rockfall," the most significant obstacle in the Black Boxes of the San Rafael.
A waterfall cascades directly into the river just above the mouth of Orderville Canyon.
New Haven Sunset
Christian Woodard on the New Haven River at sunset. Vermont.
Rogan Brown on Milton Falls in Vermont.
Wells River Rumble
Matt Young lines up the waterfall at the Wells River Rumble, Vermont.
Tom Neilson approaches Rebirth, the last challenge of the Middlebury Gorge.
Earthquake Lake, Madison River, MT
Unknown paddler on the Earthquake Lake section of the Madison River, Montana.
Zach Schuster, Palguin, Chile.
Otter Creek Falls
Daphnee Tuzlak on Otter Creek Falls in Middlebury, VT.
Lower Mesa Falls
John Kennedy on the left side of Lower Mesa Falls, Henrys Fork River, Idaho.
Connor Laird enters the Birth Canal -- the Middlebury Gorge outside Middlebury, Vermont.
Colby Cook digs hard for the last few strokes of the Raquette River Race in Colton, New York.
Ryan Mooney takes flight at Bristol Falls (aka, Toaster) on the New Haven River in Vermont.
New Haven Race
Ryan Mooney takes some high water training laps before the race at the New Haven River in Vermont.
Granite Rapid, Grand Canyon, AZ
Greg Sokol lines up his raft for Granite Rapid in the Grand Canyon.
Standard scenes during the Palguin Race, Rio Palguin, Pucon, Chile.
Eric Parker gasping for air during the S-turn Boatercross at the North Fork Championships.
Payette River Games, Cascade, Idaho.
An unknown group rows through Crystal on the Grand Canyon.
Sometimes rivers change for the better -- Darin lands this beautiful (and possibly new) spout on the Middle Tule.
Daphnee Tuzlak, Grand Canyon National Park.
Bridge to Bridge
A group takes off for a high-water run down the classic Bridge-to-Bridge section of the Futaleufu, Chile.
A group of rafters floating past on a rainy day in the lower parts of the Grand Canyon.
Rock Drop Slalom
Pangal Astorga heads into the crux of the Jacob's Ladder Slalom at the North Fork Championship, North Fork of the Payette, Idaho.
The Madison was dammed by an earthquake and now flows through a beautiful one mile section of class III-IV. Paddlers don't hesitate to take advantage. Montana.
Mike Mainer approaches the third ledge of "Triple Drop" on the Taureau section of the Jacques-Cartier River in Quebec.
Welcome to the Jungle
El Rio Marañon as it leaves the Andes and enters the Amazon. Peru.
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From Rapid Mag Summer 2017