Scott MacGregor

Scott MacGregor is the co-founder and publisher of Paddling Magazine.

The Broken Skull: The Best New River In the...

This Broken Skull River northern adventure story begins below the marquee lights, outside an 80-year-old downtown theater on a windy, snow-covered sidewalk. Awaiting a taxi, my 12-year-old son, Doug,...

Six Feet From Awesome: Reflecting On The Impact Of...

Before I found the official notice in my inbox, I saw my daughter’s Instagram story. A collage of six photos, all girls her age, nine of them, her cabin...

7 Stages of Gear Addiction

You know you’re living with a gear disorder when you exhibit one or more of the following traits: You feel you cannot face life without your gear; you cannot...

Why Paddling Is More Important Than Grammar

Millions of people around the world rely on Grammarly every day. This handy piece of cloudware has impregnated itself into all my computer applications. According to Grammarly, its application...

Esquif Canoes’ Excite Review

Getting in Esquif’s new Excite, I couldn’t get Secret’s antiperspirant tagline out of my head: Strong enough for a man, but made for a woman. While one of the...

What would happen if we told the truth about...

In the 1990 comedy, Crazy People, Dudley Moore is Emory Leeson, a bitter advertising executive who gets checked in to a psychiatric hospital because he pitched a “truthful” advertising...

Get Outside With Paddling Magazine’s Trip Guide

Cut out the excuses and get away on a paddling adventure even when you think you can't.

Why Paddlesport Predictions Suck

It was 2007 and I walked into the Las Vegas Convention Center for the world’s largest sportfishing trade show. I had in my hands ink-still-wet copies of the premiere...

Kayak Gear and Accessories: Everything You Need To Go...

Akayak and the right kayak gear and accessories allows you to be in the great outdoors and on the water comfortably, safely and more often. Having a good kayak...