Behind the Lens: Jasper Gibson at the Molly Wave

Photographer joins all-star crew of freestyle kayakers in Canada and finds pure ecstasy

The Rio Grande’s Vanishing Water

Colin McDonald explains why paddling the length of the 'big river' isn't as straightforward as it might seem

Paddle to D.C. Dispatches: Lessons From the Grand Portage

The Freemans share paddling lessons learned on their Minnesota-to-D.C. expedition

The Inside Line: Amber Valenti’s All-Female Siberian Source to Sea

A video interview on the 2,500 mile expedition down one of Asia's wildest rivers

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Catching up with Sam Grafton

09.25.2014

After a collision with a paddling partner fractured his jaw in two places and compromised his 2013 paddling season, Index, Wash.-based boater Sam Grafton knew he wanted to go big this season. The accident happened on one of Grafton’s favorite runs—Tumwater Canyon of Washington’s Wenatchee River, which was flowing at a whopping 15,000 cfs. Grafton […]

Elwha River Unplugged: Whitewater Remade as Salmon Return

09.23.2014

“As boaters, we may enjoy the thrill of running a great rapid, but sharing that river with massive Chinook salmon and witnessing the feats they are capable of as they migrate upstream is truly awe inspiring.” — Thomas O’Keefe, American Whitewater

Photos from the 2014 Slalom Worlds

09.23.2014

As the last racers finished this year’s ICF Canoe Slalom World Championships on Sunday afternoon in McHenry, Md., the 2014 worlds had written its own page in the annals of whitewater racing.

Photo Essay: Packrafting Wyoming’s Absaroka Range

09.22.2014

This is a big, wild place. The Teton and Washakie Wildnernesses, combined with adjacent roadless areas including the southwest corner of Yellowstone National Park, comprise a 2.1 million-acre road-free wonderland. Few humans ever penetrate the heart of it.

Mountain Mind Collective: ‘Battle of the Susitna’

09.22.2014

“Battle of the Susitna,” the latest feature episode from Todd and Brendan Wells’ production company Mountain Mind Collective explores one of Alaska’s premiere whitewater runs, Devil’s Canyon of the Susitna. As the crew journeys into the Susitna via seaplane, and the massive rapids of Devil’s Canyon, the quickly find out the greatest battle is off the river, with a proposed dam on the Susitna.

The Party that Saved the Gauley

09.16.2014

Even without the bear wrestling, Gauley fans had begun to arrive in unexpectedly high numbers.

One Square Mile of Hope Event Sets New World Record

09.16.2014

Above: World record by Hashtag. Check out the event’s Instagram photos tagged to #OneSquareMileofHope By Mike Lynch The One Square Mile of Hope breast cancer fundraiser looks like it has regained the Guinness World Record for the largest raft of canoes, kayaks and guide boats. Despite rain and 50-degree temperatures, more than 2,700 boats came […]

Going Source to Sea on the Missouri-Mississippi

09.15.2014

Catching up with Paul Gamache, the second American to paddle the entire length the country’s longest watershed, after 3,900 miles down the the Missouri-Mississippi river system from Montana to the Gulf of Mexico. Gamache’s source-to-sea epic took 78 days to complete.

Will the Colorado River Delta’s Green Lagoons Ever Return?

09.12.2014

By Kevin Fedarko “A wilderness … is hereby recognized as an area where the earth and its community of life are untrammeled by man, where man himself is a visitor who does not remain.” – The Wilderness Act of 1964 If the Wilderness Act is the body of law that is designed to protect a […]

Helen Wilson’s Guide to Painless Travel

09.11.2014

One of the most intimidating parts of planning a destination sea kayaking trip is just getting to the water. How will I navigate airports, taxis, and buses if I’m weighed down by my full suite of paddling gear?

Newman’s Own Stikine

09.02.2014

In the latest Mountain Mind Collective Quick Flick, French kayaker Nouria Newman walks us through her successful run through Site Zed, the largest signature rapid on the Grand Canyon of the Stikine, which punctuated the first complete female descent of expedition kayaking’s benchmark run.

Racing on the Revitalized Los Angeles River

09.02.2014

The Los Angeles River–best known for Hollywood car chases along miles of dry concrete culverts–plays host to a different kind of race.

Revisiting the (Still) Relentless River of Everest

08.25.2014

From C&K’s July 2014 issue: Ben Stookesberry and Surjan Tamang reopen the book on the “Relentless River of Everest” with an improbable first descent of the previously unrun inner gorges of the Nepal’s Dudh Kosi.

Help This Man Make a Film About the Love of Kayaking

08.19.2014

Bill Parks is on a mission and he wants you to help. An American now living in New Zealand, the filmmaker has launched an Indiegogo fundraising campaign to complete his whitewater film Rivering, which he defines as “the art of journeying down wild rivers in small craft for the sheer joy of it.” Billed as […]

Family Kayaking in Alaska

08.18.2014

Two sea otters periscoped out of the water just feet from shore, while an eagle soared overhead with a fresh catch in its talons.

2014 Canoe & Kayak Awards Results

08.08.2014

Aleksander Doba’s Expedition of the Year headlines the night of winners for the 2014 Canoe & Kayak Awards presented by NRS.

2015 NEW PADDLING PRODUCT PREVIEW

08.05.2014

Sponsored 2015 PRODUCT PREVIEW Advanced Elements PackLite Kayak Longtime IK maker Advanced Elements gets its feet wet in the packraft game.  [READ MORE] Amundson 12’6″ TR-27 Tour/Race SUP Amundson updates its a popular Tour/Race SUP with a new, more rounded underwater shape to initiate planing. [READ MORE] Hilleberg Enan Light Weight Tent Hilleberg’s new three-season, […]

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