Image Via: Ryan Creary 3 rules for whitewater paddling Explore Magazine Apr 3, 2014 Explore the USA > Skills Credit: Ryan Creary 1. Don’t give the current anything to grab. Lean downstream when crossing current to keep your upstream edge high and dry. 2. Your head should (must) be the last thing to leave the water when rolling a boat upright. 3. When you swim, stay upriver of your boat and keep your feet high and away from the river bottom. Share Tweet Share Share Pin Share Tweet More Share Share Pin Plan your next great adventure with explore! Off the beaten path locations, tips and tricks, interviews with intrepid explorers and more. Plan your next great adventure Top Secret Outdoor Adventure Locations How-to Videos & Articles Interviews with Known Explorers Explore with us Follow us on Facebook Follow us on Twitter Trail Adventures by Bike or Boot on Florida's Adventure Coast Hit Florida’s mossy trails and paved paths to see the state’s natural beauty 365 days a year. How to Tread Lightly While Adventuring in the Florida Keys If you love a place, you make sure your impact doesn't outlast your visit California's High Sierra: Waterfalls, Hot Springs and the Mountains In-Between We probably shouldn’t have underestimated Yosemite,” I say as we cross the quaking foot bridge that spans a swollen Nevada... Martin County: Hidden Jewel on Florida's Treasure Coast The sorbet sky and setting sun turns the calm waters gold and casts the palm-lined beach in silhouette. New York: Check In To St. Lawrence County's Cozy Cabin Vibes to Chill Out This Winter When it comes to winter, there are two types of people: those who prefer to hunker down in a cabin, How to Purify Drinking Water (Without a Filter) Beware those OTHER pathogens—because wearing a mask won’t protect you from Beaver Fever.