Eugene Buchanan

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2nd May 2007

Eugene Buchanan is the 14-year Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of Paddler magazine and founder of Paddling Life. A Business/Economics graduate of Colorado College, where he captained his NCAA lacrosse team, the former ski patrol, kayak instructor and sea kayak and raft guide also enjoys a successful freelance career, with articles published in the New York Times, Men's Journal, Sports Afield, Outside, National Geographic Adventure, Adventure Journal, Ski, Skiing, Ski, Backcountry, 5280, Bike and other publications. A member of New York's Explorer's Club, he currently holds Contributing Editor positions with Primedia’s Powder and Canoe & Kayak magazines. An avid adventurer with several first descents to his credit, Buchanan’s passion for traveling, writing and paddling has taken him to more than 30 countries on six of the seven continents, from Australia and Africa to South America and Siberia. A contributor to Men’s Journal’s The Great Life anthology, his first stand-alone book, Brothers on the Bashkaus, will be released by Fulcrum Publishing in April 2007. He lives with his wife, Denise, and two daughters, Brooke, 4, and Casey, 8, in Steamboat Springs, Colo., just a block away from the Yampa River, the last remaining free-flowing tributary to the Colorado River.

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  1. June 2007
  2. Eugene Buchanan rated Courh River Rafting

  3. Eugene Buchanan rated Paddling the Sun Kosi

  4. Eugene Buchanan rated Rafting the Cahabon River

  5. Eugene Buchanan rated Paddling the Tatshenshini-Alsek

  6. Eugene Buchanan rated Paddling the Zambezi

  7. Eugene Buchanan rated Middle Fork of the Salmon River Paddling

  8. May 2007
  9. Eugene Buchanan reviewed Rafting the Cahabon River in Guatemala

    For a rafting trip combining Mayan ruins, candle-lit caves and gurgling hotsprings, look no further than the jungle-lined Rio Cahabon near the Alta Verapaz region of Guatemala. Three-day trips start with a visit to the 200-km-long Lanquin caves before ar…"

  10. Eugene Buchanan reviewed Paddling the Pacuare in Costa Rica

    For a quintessential jungle run, head to Costa Rica's parrot-filled Pacuare River, which flows into the Caribbean from the Costa Rican highlands. That's where Hollywood went to get authentic jungle footage for its movie Congo, and that's where river runn…"

  11. Eugene Buchanan reviewed Courh River Rafting in Black Sea Region, Turkey

    For rafters interested in combining rapids with religion--and kayakers looking for culture--it doesn't get any better than Turkey's Class III-IV Coruh River, which takes paddlers past Byzantine and Seljuk Turk castles on the way to the infamous Yusufeli…"

  12. Eugene Buchanan reviewed Paddling the Sun Kosi in Nepal

    David Allardice, owner of New Zealand's Ultimate Descents, knows a good thing when he finds it. That's why the Sun Kosi, meaning "River of Gold," has been the mainstay of his Himalayan commercial rafting operations since he first started runni…"

  13. Eugene Buchanan reviewed Paddling the Tatshenshini-Alsek in Alaska, United States

    To experience Jack London's Call of the Wild in the world of whitewater, head north, like he did, to Alaska and British Columbia's Alsek/Tatshenshini watershed. Here you'll encounter everything from bears and fresh Alaskan blueberries to spawning King s…"

  14. Eugene Buchanan reviewed Paddling the Zambezi in Zambia

    In 1855 Dr. David Livingstone hired natives to paddle his canoe to the brink of mile-wide, 364-foot-high Victoria Falls, billed as the greatest curtain of falling water in the world. Modern-day river runners can do the same both above and below the fall…"

  15. Eugene Buchanan reviewed Middle Fork of the Salmon River Paddling in Mountain States, United States

    From the Boundary Creek put-in to its confluence with the Main Salmon 100 miles away, the Middle Fork of the Salmon River offers some of the most remote whitewater in the contiguous U.S. The river threads its way through the 2.7-million-acre Frank Church…"