Hold your breath and dive into June’s Water Issue…which highlights paddling through three of the wildest swamps in the South, swimming rapids on the New, rappelling waterfalls with a tenkara rod, and boating with the fun-loving whitewater warriors of Ohiopyle.

You can also view our adventure dog photo contest winners, check out the hottest new paddlesports gear, and meet the wildest woman in America.

Features

LEGENDS OF OHIOPYLE
Meet five paddling pioneers from a world-class whitewater town along Pennsylvania’s Lower Yough.

SWAMPED
Swamps aren’t dark and dreary lagoons, but light-filled water wonderlands. Explore three of the country’s largest and wildest swamplands.

A WOMAN WITH GUTS
What happens when a scrappy turtle biologist with road-kill breath takes on one of the world’s wealthiest families to protect a wild island?

TENKANYONEERING
Rappelling down waterfalls and minimalist fishing are the new peanut butter and jelly.

Departments

QUICK HITS
Rx: biking / Paying for mountain air / Two most endangered rivers in the South

THE DIRT
Whitewater swimming / A big dam mess on the Hazel River / Roots racing

THE GOODS
The hottest items in paddlesports

TRAIL MIX
Big Daddy Love takes Appalachian rock on the road