A Fine Line

A fine line separates the good from the bad, the clean from the chaos. It is a finer line still […]

No Province for Old Men

Reaching My Limit in BC’s Coast Range and Discovering Life beyond the Progression From our overhung perch hundreds of feet […]

Laslo Berty and Dave Gunther from Philadelphia Canoe Club at the bottom of Insignificant Rapid. Photo: Charlie Walbridge.

The Grande Finale of the Jamie McEwan Trilogy: Denied- Linville Gorge, 1973

It was one of those early spring days that seemed no season at all, rather a pause in seasons, as […]

Tom Irwin from the Penn State Outing Club drives past the Room of Doom in Pillow Rock Rapid,circa 1977 Photo: Charlie Walbridge

Jamie McEwan II: Years Later, I Added the Frame- Chattooga River, 1971

“Look at the moon,” I said, pointing. “And that star, and the little cloud.” “Yeah.” “And the ridge, and those […]

Jaime McEwan, summer 1970

The first of the Jamie McEwan Trilogy: Iron Ring 1970

“What a crowd,” my brother commented as we ate a hasty breakfast at the parking lot that, by common consent, […]

Alan Panebaker psyched flying into the Magpie River, Quebec 2011

Life and Death Beyond the Edge

I watched a man die, for the first time, on the Green River.  Witt was vertically pinned against a tombstone […]



For participants in a sport where peeling out at the top of a rapid almost inevitably results in arriving at […]