Ryan Hutchings

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2nd May 2007

Executive Director for Rafting America
Rafting America is the largest marketing organization of rafting outfitters in the world today. Together, rafting outfitters join in a united effort to increase awareness and reach out to a larger audience, inspiring would be rafters to take up a paddle.
Ryan manages all aspects of the website and online presence, as well as marketing strategy and all offline marketing partnerships. This position allows him to be in contact with outfitters and rafters all over North and South America, and gives him an interesting insight into the rafting industry as a whole.
Ryan is also the Managing Director for rafting company, Western River Expeditions.
Raised in California but now living in Utah, Ryan is an active person, involved in several types of outdoor sports. He's also an Eagle Scout so has plenty of experience with outdoor adventure. Ryan also spent two years living in Taiwan and is fluent in Mandarin Chinese, he can also speak Japanese and Spanish.

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Ryan Hutchings's activity

  1. December 2008
  2. Ryan Hutchings reviewed Kennebec River in New England, United States

    The Kennebec River is located is the west-central portion of Maine. The origination of the river is from Moosehead Lake, in north-west Maine. Because of its eastern location, the river flows all the way into the Atlantic Ocean. River rafting is a popula…"

  3. Ryan Hutchings reviewed Penobscot River in New England, United States

    The Penobscot River is located in the state of Maine, flowing from central Main 350 miles out to sea. The river is the longest river in the state of Maine. The actual drainage of the river amount to a total of 8,610 square miles. Only about 70 miles of t…"

  4. Ryan Hutchings reviewed Nantahala River in Appalachian States, United States

    Located inside of the Nantahala National Forest, the Nantahala River is surrounded by many National Forests in the area. Cherokee National Forest, Pisgah National Forest and the Great Smoky National Forest are just a handful of the parks and designated a…"

  5. Ryan Hutchings reviewed Salt River in Mountain States, United States

    The Salt River is a class III and IV whitewater river that drops an average 25 feet per mile for over 50 miles through rocky, inaccessible canyons. It flows through oak and juniper woodlands down into striking Lower Sonoran desert. Amazing vegetation, gi…"

  6. Ryan Hutchings reviewed Housatonic River in New England, United States

    The Housatonic River is one of the great assets in the New England area. The river shaped the growth of Connecticut during the industrial revolution by providing waterpower for mill towns like Shelton & Derby that sprang up along its banks. While problem…"

  7. Ryan Hutchings reviewed Flathead River in Mountain States, United States

    To be wild, to be truly wild, you must visit Montana’s northwest corner, where the North Fork of the Flathead River winds it way along the western flank of Glacier National Park, through pristine valleys and soaring peaks, to join the Middle Fork of the …"

  8. Ryan Hutchings reviewed Deerfield River in New England, United States

    The most popular activities on the Deerfield River are whitewater rafting, camping and hiking. Because of the steep descent of the river, there are plenty of short tributaries and sections of the river the offer excellent class IV – V whitewater rafting …"

  9. Ryan Hutchings reviewed Colorado River in Southwest Desert, United States

    The Colorado River is so long and large that it offers plenty of opportunity for white water rafting and river trips. Most of the whitewater rafting opportunities are in Southern Utah and the Grand Canyon in Arizona. Moab, Utah and surrounding regions ar…"

  10. September 2007
  11. Ryan Hutchings rated Middle Fork of the Salmon River Paddling

  12. Ryan Hutchings reviewed Middle Fork of the Salmon River Paddling in Mountain States, United States

    Idaho has some of the most scenic wilderness in the U.S. Taking a rafting trip through Idaho backcountry is a perfect mix of beautiful forest landscapes and exciting white water adventure. The Salmon River has multiple forks for various trips and raftin…"

  13. August 2007
  14. Ryan Hutchings reviewed Paddling Cataract and Westwater Canyons in Mountain States, United States

    It is tough to group all of the Colorado River trips together in one review. you really have a ton of different experiences depending on the location you decide to raft in. The section of the Colorado River that runs through Moab, UT is a very calm …"

  15. Ryan Hutchings reviewed Rafting the Grand Canyon in Grand Canyon, United States

    If you really want to see the grandeur of the Grand Canyon, take a rafting trip. See the canyon from the river is absolutely the best way to go. You get the best of both worlds- all the Grand Canyon scenery along with whitewater fun. The rapids and wh…"

  16. Ryan Hutchings reviewed Paddling the Gauley River in Appalachian States, United States

    " The Gauley River is known around the country as one of the best whitewater rafting destinations. The "Gauley Season" actually only run during fall months and through October, because the river's water is dam released only during that time. …"

  17. June 2007
  18. Ryan Hutchings rated Rafting on the Nahanni River

  19. Ryan Hutchings rated Deerfield River Paddling

  20. Ryan Hutchings rated Chattooga River Paddling

  21. Ryan Hutchings rated Rafting the Arkansas River

  22. Ryan Hutchings rated Paddling the American River

  23. Ryan Hutchings rated Kern River Rafting

  24. Ryan Hutchings rated Paddling Cataract and Westwater Canyons

  25. Ryan Hutchings rated Paddling the Gauley River

  26. Ryan Hutchings rated Snake River and Lochsa River Rafting

  27. Ryan Hutchings rated Rafting the Grand Canyon

  28. Ryan Hutchings rated Paddle the Futaleufu River

  29. May 2007
  30. Ryan Hutchings reviewed The American River in Sacramento, United States

    The American River is located in Northern California, in the Sierra Nevada mountain range. The River runs from the Sierra Nevada mountain range through the state capital Sacramento, flowing into the Sacramento river and eventually into the San Francisco …"

  31. Ryan Hutchings reviewed Kern River Rafting in Bakersfield, United States

    California is full of great rivers and plenty of rafting. Two of the best locations for rafting in California are the America River in Northern California, and the Kern River, located in the heart of Sequoia National Forest near Southern California. T…"

  32. Ryan Hutchings reviewed Rafting the Arkansas River in Mountain States, United States

    Experience one of America’s most popular rivers. Despite the name, the Arkansas River runs through Colorado, and is Colorado’s prime river to raft on. The Arkansas River is responsible for carving out many popular and renown destinations such as Brown’…"

  33. Ryan Hutchings reviewed Chattooga River Paddling in US South East, United States

    The Chattooga River borders the South Carolina and Georgia border. Known as one of the wildest rivers in the region, the Chattooga is in the heart of pristine East Coast wilderness. The different sections of the river offer plenty of opportunity for mi…"

  34. Ryan Hutchings reviewed Deerfield River Paddling in New England, United States

    Not too far from Boston, the Deerfield River takes you through a 10 mile stretch of the beautiful New England area scenery. The Deerfield River is perhaps the most popular river in the area, providing beginner and intermediate level rafting. These tri…"

  35. Ryan Hutchings reviewed Rafting on the Nahanni River in Northwest Territory, Canada

    Canada is truly a hidden gem for river rafting. The Yukon and Northwest Territories in Northern Canada are long expeditions that take you through the heart of Canada’s outback. These river trips are long expeditions down rivers and through lakes, with …"

  36. Ryan Hutchings reviewed Paddling the Gauley River in Appalachian States, United States

    "West Virginia has been a world-renown rafting destination for years. With beautiful East Coast green landscapes and mountains, the Gauley River and New River give you great whitewater rafting in the hills of West Virginia. Known as the thrilling “Gaule…"

  37. Ryan Hutchings reviewed Snake River and Lochsa River Rafting in Mountain States, United States

    The Snake River takes you through the exciting and popular “Hell’s Canyon”, and the Lochsa River provides the most challenging and thrilling white water in the area. The Snake River tends to be multi-day rafting trip, with a great mix of scenery and whi…"

  38. Ryan Hutchings reviewed Paddle the Futaleufu River in Los Lagos, Chile

    The Futaleufu River is perhaps the most beautiful river in the world. Bright blue water, luscious rainforest landscapes and mountains, combined with awesome whitewater make this destination the ultimate rafting trip. Nothing can compare to the fun of w…"

  39. Ryan Hutchings reviewed Paddling the American River in Sacramento, United States

    The American River give a good variety of large and small whitewater action, along with great camping and recreational activities in the Sierra Mountains. The American River can accommodate to all ages and skill levels, from beginner first-time trips to…"

  40. Ryan Hutchings reviewed Paddling Cataract and Westwater Canyons in Mountain States, United States

    Southern Utah is home to the best outdoor adventures and desert landscapes. The mighty Colorado River flows through Moab and converges with the Green River, creating a great confluence of whitewater action. The popular Cataract Canyon and Westwater Can…"