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Come downstream with whitewater wizard Bill McGinnis.

October 1, 1999 MyPrimeTime.com – By Kyle Noone

MyPrimeTime.com — Bill McGinnis spent his college summers putting on far-flung river adventures with friends, his genuine love of the outdoors pushing his spirit to explore. One day he took out an ad in the paper: “River explorer/writer needs people for exploratory […]

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A New Craft for the Rapids

‘Paddlecat’ is more versatile than the kayak

May 15, 1997 San Francisco Chronicle – By Chronicle Staff Writer Paul McHugh

Infrequently, some new toy or tool sends a sport into a giddy growth spurt. Alpine skiers saw just such an explosive development occur with the popular new “super side cut” skis. Now, a similar phenomenon bids to […]

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Whitewater Investments

Rafting camp teaches kids the value of teamwork and a firm grip

June 20, 1995 Bakersfield Californian – By Californian Correspondent Jill Hoffman

“Look cool, have fun and stay in the boat!” These are the most important things to remember, says Matt Weiss, 12, as our raft drifts along the South Fork of the American River on […]

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A Raft of Relaxation

A new ride on the gentler side now available from rafting company

June 20, 1995 Bakersfield Californian – By Californian Correspondent Jill Hoffman

LAKE ISABELLA — Long known for its wild white water, the quiet and more gentle aspects of the Kern River have found a champion in Whitewater Voyages.

Whitewater Voyages, the largest whitewater rafting outfitter in […]

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Riding the Crest of Whitewater Rafting

June 21, 1985 The Tribune – By Riding the Crest of Whitewater Rafting

El Sobrante, California — at 38 Bill McGinnis is owner of Whitewater Voyages/River Exploration Ltd., a rapidly expanding rafting company running more rivers and carrying more passengers than any other California outfitter.

Eleven years ago, the graduate of Ells High School and San Francisco […]

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Burnt Ranch Gorge

July 1, 1984 River Runner – By David M. Bolling

The local folks upstream in Cedar Flat, Del Loma and Big Bar get suddenly serious when you talk about taking rafts into the Gorge.

And if you’re a compulsive river-reader, you’ll run your eye up and down the visible stretches of that jumble of rock and water, […]

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Plunging into a career

June 27, 1979 San Francisco Sunday Examiner & Chronicle – By Travel Writer Dick Alexander

When Bill McGinnis was a boy in the East Bay he walked the ditches when it rained, instead of the sidewalks.

There’s nothing particularly unique about that. We’ve all done it, I guess, sometimes getting swatted for having wet feet – or tracking […]

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A Rafting School for the Daring On the Stanislaus River

March 23, 1977  News Herald, Santa Rosa, California – By Gulon M. Kovner

Change the “quiet desperation” Thoreau applied to most men’s lives to quiet determination for William McGinnis.

Four years ago, he decided to write a book about whitewater rafting, a sport he had pursued for nine years. McGinnis shot his lanky body up in a […]

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Rafter, Writer William McGinnis Succeeds Where Robust Men Fail

March 23, 1977  News Herald, Santa Rosa, California – By Gulon M. Kovner

Change the “quiet desperation” Thoreau applied to most men’s lives to quiet determination for William McGinnis.

Four years ago, he decided to write a book about whitewater rafting, a sport he had pursued for nine years. McGinnis shot his lanky body up in a […]

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Toward the Roar Downriver

October 5, 1975   San Francisco Chronicle – Reviewed by Stanleigh Arnold

Whitewater Rafting, by William McGinnis. New York Times Quadrangle 361 pages, 

Whitewater may seem far removed from desert sand or mountain granite, it its impact on the sensibilities may be remarkably similar. And not only upon the emotions, either — all these inspire in a certain […]

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