Founded by former Grand Canyon River Guide, Mark Thatcher in 1984 with a lot of inspiration and a little ingenuity Teva has evolved from its heritage collection of men's and women's sport sandals to include running and hiking shoes and sandals, deck sandals, flip-flops, casual shoes, and kids' shoes. Today's Tevas represent over 20 years of experience rooted deep in the canyons and rivers of the world. Teva is the original sport sandal and the future of outdoor footwear.
Based in Sun Valley, Idaho, Smith Optics was founded in 1965 with the creation of the first-ever goggle featuring a sealed thermal lens and breathable vent foam. Still manufactured in the US, Smith has built on its goggle heritage, extended its expertise and has gone on to set the technical benchmark for sunglasses and goggles.
Since 1987, ExOfficio has been providing clothing solutions for outdoor & travel enthusiasts with a specialty in functionality. ExOfficio is dedicated to making clothing as adventurous as the people who wear it. From built-in UV protection to bug repellent apparel, they're constantly striving for the perfect piece of clothing to accompany you on your next adventure. Whether it's a trip to the coffee shop in our casual wicking-wear or an adventure around the globe in our performance underwear, they've got you covered.
Formed in September 2000, Adventure Collection is an ten-member group of the world’s leading independent active travel companies. The members of Adventure Collection came together through a shared commitment of operating trips based on quality, experience, environmental responsibility and sustainable tourism. Each member specializes in ‘experiential’ travel, intimately connecting guests to the places, wildlife and cultures they visit.
NOC, located in western North Carolina, offers white water river rafting trips, kayak and canoe instruction, mountain bike trips, ropes course climbing, lake kayaking, fly fishing and hiking as well as adventure travel trips around the world.
O.A.R.S. is a proud partner of the Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics. We share in, practice and support Leave No Trace skills and ethics and believe in the stewardship of America's public lands. Join us in our work to Leave No Trace by following these seven, simple principles:
- Plan ahead and prepare
- Travel and camp on durable surfaces
- Dispose of waste properly
- Leave what you find
- Minimize campfire impacts
- Respect wildlife
- Be considerate of other visitors
American Rivers is the leading conservation organization standing up for healthy rivers so communities can thrive. American Rivers protects and restores America’s rivers for the benefit of people, wildlife, and nature. Founded in 1973, American Rivers has more than 65,000 members and supporters, with offices in Washington, DC and nationwide.
The mission of American Whitewater is to conserve and restore America's whitewater resources and to enhance opportunities to enjoy them safely.
Information on rafting trips and white water rafting vacations throughout the US and the world.