Josh Duplechian

  • Boats

    The Thalweg: Of boats, rivers and obsessions

    One could say I have a healthy obsession with rivers. There’s not a day that goes by I don’t think about the sounds, sights and smells of a river. The love of being on a river is shown directly, not only in my photographs, but also in trip planning with family and friends. Hell, I’ve even convinced someone to let me make a career protecting rivers.

    Editor's note: Thalweg is a frequent blog about boats and the waters we float. It's composed by TU Senior Producer Josh Duplechian and Tim Romano, an award-winning photographer. Obsessions are born from experiences, and often fed by insatiable curiosity. Quiet nights spent studying while weekday lunch breaks leave many daydreaming. One could say I have…

  • Community

    Artists in conservation

    TU is hosting its first-ever Artists in Conservation week

    An illustrator starts with a line, a photographer begins with light and a filmmaker may begin with documenting critical words from an educated voice.   Beginnings may be obscure, but the end goal is clear. Their art exists to put us in a place. It forms a connection. It tells a story. Art evokes emotion and emotion leads us to take action. Since the…

  • Community

    TU’s best photos of 2019

    Family and friends raft a western river.

    Every year has its big moments. The ones we vividly remember. The moments that stick out so much in your mind you don’t need a visual reminder of what it felt like when you were there.   Those are the easy ones.   The Colorado Trout Unlimited Youth River Conservation and Fly Fishing Camp. I’m reminded of…

  • Gear reviews

    Kammock’s Kuhli weather shelter

    Weather has always had a way of rearranging an outdoor experience. There’s a famous quote by Mark Twain that says, “Everybody talks about the weather, but nobody does anything about it.” Many of us have seen it all while fishing, camping, rafting and hunting on our public lands. Snow in May, monsoonal rains in July,…

  • Public Lands Month photography contest

    It's public lands month at Trout Unlimited. It's also photo/video contest time! During the month of September, post a picture or short video on Instagram featuring America’s public lands, use the hashtag #publiclandsmonth and tag @troutunlimited for a chance to win. Winners will be chosen at random each Saturday and we’ll be awarding our exclusive…