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Finding the Best Kayak Rack

February 23, 2022 / Ben Shaw / Gear Guide, Watersports

As the weather warms up, many of you are either getting back out on the water or contemplating your first boat. Inevitably, part of the buying process is considering how you’ll transport that boat from home to water. Finding the best kayak rack can be challenging, so I’ll break down some of the differences in […]

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Six Steps to Buying your First Kayak

February 16, 2022 / Bryan Wolf / Gear Guide, Watersports

A simplified look at buying a kayak and getting the most for your money. RRT is your go to resource for getting on the water.

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Backcountry permits are required for camping in many national parks.

A Reason for Regulation: The Science Behind Backcountry Permits

February 7, 2022 / Will Babb / Backpacking, Climbing, Outdoor Education, Watersports

The outdoors is regrettably full of barriers to entry: far-away destinations, expensive equipment, learning barriers, and, frustratingly, permits. We’ve all run into the permit barrier, forced to waylay plans as we become tangled in red tape. As the popularity of outdoor recreation increases, so too does the impact on the forests, waterways, and peaks we […]

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Packrafting on the Red River

July 10, 2020 / Ben Shaw / RRT Outdoor Adventures, Watersports

I don’t typically write about my weekend trips, especially not to Red River Gorge, but this one has a special place in my heart. It’s my first time going on a packrafting trip since Alaska.

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Arkansas’ Hidden Gem: A Week on the Buff

July 17, 2019 / Will Babb / RRT Outdoor Adventures, Watersports

Many of the Buffalo River’s 135 miles are wide and gentle, but the upper portion of the river just below our launch point at Steel Creek contains technical rapids up to Class 2. With the river in flood stage and park rangers urging us to hold off on starting, we were faced with a choice. We could wait several days to start until water levels receded, throwing us off our itinerary, or we could face the flooded river.

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Water Safety Along the Little Miami (and Surrounding Rivers) – Part Three

June 25, 2014 / Eric Hagen / Outdoor Education, Watersports

As in all things educational, you had to begin somewhere, but in a world so full of information, where does one start? Look no further! We have compiled a list of books and local experts (the same ones we pester for our information) that will serve you well throughout life. ***     Books – […]

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Water Safety Along the Little Miami (and Surrounding Rivers) – Part Two

June 24, 2014 / Eric Hagen / Outdoor Education, Watersports

Today’s topic will be water safety gear, but first a PSA… Floodwater is NOT Whitewater We’ve all heard the awesome stories (or even lived them ourselves) about the instant rock-star status involved in running whitewater. Just you, your boat of choice, a helmet, life jacket and a prayer against the awesome power of the river! […]

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Water Safety Along the Little Miami (and Surrounding Rivers) – Part One

June 23, 2014 / Eric Hagen / Outdoor Education, Watersports

Charlie Foxtrot Sierra When is it safe to paddle? It’s not that simple. Most of us are used to seeing the river gauges or hearing on the news that the river is cresting at X feet. What you rarely ever hear, and what all professional liveries go by, is the river’s CFS measurement. CFS stands […]

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RRT Boat Pick Up!

July 17, 2013 / James Mobley / RRT Outdoor Adventures, Watersports

What We Do A Day In The Life Of An RRT Employee Written by: James Mobley Well it is kayak season and that means one thing, we need Kayaks!  Every kayaking season means the monthly process of going to get boats for inventory.  This season it was my turn to tag along with Joe White. The days […]

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The Ohio River Way Paddlefest

June 18, 2013 / Bryan Wolf / Community Involvement, RRT Outdoor Adventures, Watersports

Let’s Paddle The Largest Paddling Event in the Midwest Written by: Bryan Wolf This weekend it is happening again, a tradition like no other, Paddlefest. OK, so I totally stole that slogan, but for almost everyone that walks down the boat ramp Saturday morning they feel it is exactly that. Paddlefest has a huge sense […]

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