During my sophomore year of high school, my mom received a call notifying her that after fifteen years on the waitlist for the Grand Canyon, she had finally been selected...Learn More
Every river has a story. Every great story has a river.
We each have a unique river story – and we want to hear yours.
Your passion is your river – is it urban or rural? Big Grand Canyon waves or your local creek? Do you explore solo or with friends and family? Each of us has a story like this to share, and there are many people across the land who want to hear them. What’s your river story? This month only (September 2018), Alpacka Raft is giving away a 2017 Black/Yellow Scout to one randomly-chosen person who submits their river story story through this web page. Your story may also appear on the Alpacka Raft blog. We can’t wait to read it!
Want to learn more about the campaign or share a different story unrelated to packrafting or whitewater? Visit 5000Miles.org
Photo by Luc Mehl
**Note: your story should be at minimum three or four paragraphs long and should be an actual story that you might tell around the fire about a whitewater packrafting adventure. One-liners and captions for photos will not be considered stories.**
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