The Water Blog

Mount Fairweather is said to be one of the worst-named but most beautiful mountains on Earth. Dramatically rising 15,300 feet out of Glacier Bay, the peak is the perfect example of the beautiful and stark wilderness of Alaska and British Columbia. In native Tlingit culture, it is believed that Mount Fairweather and the neighboring Mount

Falling in love with the Grand Canyon

For nearly four decades, I have had the privilege of guiding and leading river expeditions in different corners of the world. However, my true love is running the Colorado River through Grand Canyon. It never gets old; riding the emerald waters of the river, feeling the boat sway underneath my feet, the smell of water
Hollywood actress, revered folk singer, and unwavering environmentalist. Known for her spunk and a penchant for dropping f-bombs, Katie Lee was a Jill of all trades who became one of the most outspoken opponents against the damming of Glen Canyon. Born on October 23, 1919, Lee had a childhood full of traipsing through the deserts
Clean water is our life’s blood. Without clean oceans and rivers, we would be up the creek without a paddle. Today marks the 45th anniversary of the Clean Water Act, which turned the tides of the increasingly polluted waterways in the United States at the time. The act, passed in 1972, is a federal law
The experience of rafting through Grand Canyon is completely unique to each traveler. Every trip down the Colorado River is eye-opening, jaw-dropping, and awe-inspiring. Adventure awaits around every bend and through every rapid – the opportunities are endless. Hidden deep in the Canyon are extraordinary places that you can only experience on a rafting trip
We care deeply about the places we send you on your adventures. We love them and are deeply committed to their protection. These are truly important places that we want you to be able to experience and explore. The current administration is not backing off from threatening our public lands, many of which are locations

The Scenic Route

I am not a very patient person – I like to blame it on my first child syndrome. I don’t like waiting in long lines, I hate traffic, and I want to get to where I’m going as smoothly and quickly as possible. When I first began traveling, I would become anxious at the thoughts
Peek into Alaska’s naval history with a visit to the Five Finger Lighthouse, the first lighthouse in Alaska. The lighthouse takes its name from the islands that were aptly named because sailors often said the rocky islets, some only visible during low tide, looked eerily like fingers reaching out to snatch up their boats out