Rediscover North America: A Gulf-to-Arctic Canoe Expedition

Winchell Delano on his upcoming 5,200-mile cross-continental paddle

Paddling the Mississippi River Alone

Watch Kev Brady Canoe 2,350 Hard-Earned Miles in Four and a Half Minutes

2014 Holiday Gift Guide

C&K's top paddling picks for the holiday shopping home-stretch

‘The Super Bowl of Tahiti’: Hawaiki Nui Va’a Race 2014

Photos of the annual three-day outrigger canoe race from Raiatea to Bora Bora

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Racing the Tide at Deception Pass Dash 2014

12.16.2014

Story by Bill Walker Jason Park grinned in the dawn as he greeted a friend. “Awesome day, nothing like the swells and wind when I came out last week!” Park was preparing his OC-1 for his first attempt at the Deception Pass Dash 2014, the classic six-mile Northwest winter paddling event that challenges paddlers to […]

The Colorado River to See a New Whitewater Park Next Spring

12.11.2014

By Eugene Buchanan While kayaking play parks have sprouted up across the West in recent decades, the region’s biggest waterway, the Colorado River, only has one engineered kayaking park, the remarkably popular ‘wave’ in Glenwood Springs, Colo. That’s slated to change next spring, however, with construction of the Colorado’s second park near the Class V […]

Rush Sturges: The Athlete and the Artist

12.09.2014

Rush Sturges is determined to reinvent his sport, and himself This story first appeared in the July 2014 issue of Canoe & Kayak. River Roots Studios occupies an upstairs flat in the quiet town of White Salmon, Washington. The snowy cone of Mount Hood looms across the Columbia River, which crawls past far below. On […]

Border Paddling: Big Bend and the Rio Grande’s Wilderness Canyons

12.06.2014

By Colin McDonald Like many Western waterways, the Rio Grande sometimes seems closer to a complicated, engineered plumbing system than a river. Its sporadic (and often nonexistent) flows are the result of growing demand, changing climate and the ideals of the 21st century running head on with a river managed by 19th century laws and […]

Cannonball Runners: The Adirondacks’ Outlaw 90-miler Declassified

12.02.2014

For those who attempt this feat, there are only two rules: the trip must be completed within 24 hours, and the boat must pass the cedar tree near the boat launch on Lake Flower in Saranac Lake, which also marks the finish of the 90-Miler.

Eagle Creek: The Long Way

11.25.2014

Inside Jacob Cruser and Matt King’s vertical (re-)exploration of Oregon’s Eagle Creek, becoming the first paddlers to link every previously run waterfall in a single trip.

Pat Keller claims ‘Rey del Rio’ title

11.25.2014

Photos from Chiapas, Mexico’s innovative three-event waterfall world championship and result rundown from the ‘Rey del Rio.’

Zero Day: Time-Out On Florida’s Molasses Key

11.19.2014

I awoke in the dark and lay in my sleeping bag, listening. Wind hissed through the trees and ruffled the rain fly. Small waves slapped the beach.

Big Al’s Canoe Seats Rant

11.13.2014

Over a 35-year run, my old butt has made the acquaintance of damn near every style of canoe seat; from aluminum to roto-molded plastic, from foam pedestal to tractor seat, and from cane-laced to webbing. Some have been a pleasure to meet, others . . . notsomuch.

The Gear We Love

11.11.2014

The following installments (with product photos by JP Van Swae) appeared originally in C&K’s December 2014 issue.We’ll be periodically adding our editors’ favorite gear essentials.

Mike Ranta finishes 4,750-mile adventure

11.10.2014

Mike Ranta shares lessons learned during a seven-month, cross-Canada canoe voyage from B.C. to Nova Scotia: “We’ve got something really special (in Canada) and we need to keep it this way. We can’t let the mighty dollar change our attitudes on that. That kind of pride is not for sale.”

Canoeist Keith Lynch’s New (4,000-mile) American Dream

11.07.2014

Keith Lynch was tired of his office job and wanted a challenge. He resigned and committed to a now five-month canoe trek from Montana back home to Dallas 4,000 miles down the Jefferson, Missouri, Mississippi, Red and Trinity Rivers.

Green Race 2014: By The Numbers

11.03.2014

The Green Race 2014 is in the books. Every year there’s a new element that ups the ante. A few numbers in particular stood out at this year’s 19th annual gathering. 165: The record number of participants who left the starting line in one-minute intervals on Saturday afternoon, 20 more than 2013. 6: Maximum inches […]

Hanging Spear: Headwaters of the Hudson, ACT III

10.31.2014

Steve Fisher and Pat Keller find exactly what they’re looking for in the un-run heart of New York’s 950-foot-per-mile lower gorge of the Opalescent in this ACT III flipbook finale to our three-part story of the duo’s 2014 descent of Hanging Spear Falls.

Proposed Zambezi River Dam Puts Prime Stretch of Whitewater at Risk

10.30.2014

But if the governments of Zimbabwe and Zambia succeed in building the proposed Batoka Gorge Dam, much of the section will be drowned, severely harming the area’s river-based tourism, partly flooding the Victoria Falls UNESCO World Heritage Site, and burying crucial habitat for endangered bird species in the process.

The Gurkha Ellesmere Expedition

10.22.2014

Now the British Army is low on cash and cutting regiments that are not well known to the public. Enter Jon Armstrong and his 29-year-old partner Corporal Arjun Limbu, both of the Royal Gurkha Rifles, who plan to repeat our Ellesmere circumnavigation to publicize the history and current plight of their regiment. It’s like holding a bake sale to support a war.

Saving China’s Salween River, One Trip at a Time

10.20.2014

This story first appeared in the August 2014 issue of Canoe & Kayak. Photos and Story by Will Stauffer-Norris This is the fourth pig carcass that has washed up in Dead Pig Eddy. The bloated creature rocks gently up and down against the beach about 10 feet away from our brewing morning coffee. The pig […]

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