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Bill featured in CanoeKayak.com Legends of Rafting Article

Legends of Rafting: Bill McGinnis CanoeKayak.com  May 24, 2017 http://www.canoekayak.com/inflatables/legends-rafting-bill-mcginnis/ Interview by Tyler Williams // Portraits by Rommi Linnik Bill McGinnis helped take commercial boating from its crude roots to the polished professionalism it practices today. In 1975, McGinnis wrote Whitewater Rafting, the first source on the techniques of the sport. That same year,

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How to Find the Courage to Raft

December 1, 2001 Sierra Escape - By William McGinnis For people new to rafting, the thought of floating down through the swirling currents and surging, cresting waves of an actual wild river in an inflatable rubber boat composed mainly of thin air no less can be a daunting prospect. Such fears are entirely normal. In

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Rapid Change

March 12, 2001 Fresno Bee, Business Section California's largest rafting company, Whitewater Voyages, has bought Spirit Kings River Whitewater for an undisclosed sum. The purchase enables El Sobrante-based Whitewater Voyages to guide one- and two-day rafting trips on the Kings River in the Sierra and Sequoia national forests east of Fresno. The Kings River is

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Whitewater Grows

March 7, 2001 San Francisco Chronicle - Business Digest Section California's biggest river-rafting company just got bigger. Whitewater Voyages of El Sobrante has purchased Spirit Kings River Whitewater, giving the company access to popular runs on the Kings River in the Sierra and Sequoia National Forests east of Fresno. Whitewater Voyages logs 16,000 to 20,000

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Work That Isn’t

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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