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  • Boats Fishing Gear reviews

    Holiday Gifts for River Rats

    Because you’re here reading this, you’re more than likely into fishing… and boats. Probably both! This guide to last-minute gift ideas was compiled by TU’s resident filmmaker and boat driver Josh Duplechian and our at-large photographer/oarsman Tim Romano. While it’s short on fishing gear, it’s long on accessories that make any boat lover happy. Costa…

  • Boats Fishing

    A new river every year

    A new river is always humbling. To diversify the waters on your list will force even the most experienced to plan, prepare, pack and row differently. This is how you become a better rower and angler. A new river often forces you to meet new people who know the river. Often, it’s easy to get…

  • Boats

    A loo with a view

    Groovers. Latrines. Thrones. Loos. Wait a second, I just realized that this may not be the cleanest conversation that has hit the Thalweg blog thus far. If you’ve done multi-day river trips, then you’ve certainly had conversations about the topic. Maybe it’s been on your pre-planning checklist. There’s plenty of discussion out there on various…

  • Cooking from the Water's Edge

    How not to bake a cake in the winter

    Author's note: Before we get to the important stuff (likely cake or booze or something roasted slowly over an open fire, because what else is more important?) let us quickly clarify that this column on food is not about how to do it the easy way. Ordering it ready-made is the easy way. Baking it in your five-star kitchen is also easy. This is about cooking your own way -…

  • Boats

    The West is full of great rivers to float

    Didn't draw a lottery permit? No problem It’s the most wonderful time of the year. No, I’m not referencing the holiday season in December. I’m talking about river permit season. Most have chosen their dates meticulously with groups of people on rivers like the Smith, the Green, the Yampa, the San Juan and the list…

  • Community Featured

    One less barrier to access

    As the trees from the trail opened to a view of the water, I checked out the anglers already standing in the river.   Against all common sense, I immediately assumed they knew more than me. I assumed they were slightly annoyed that I had come to crowd their spot.   As I walked upstream to avoid getting too close, I peeked at their gear. Little by little,…