Author Archives: "Aaron Schmidt"

Canoe Journey Challenges Enbridge Pipeline

07.29.2014 //

A war canoe travels the British Columbia coast to raise awareness of the threat posed by tankers hauling tar sands crude to Asia.

Rides: Harold Murphy’s Innova Safari

06.23.2014 //

By Katie McKy Photos and Captions by Harold Murphy Harold Murphy is a septuagenarian who surprises. You might have ridden a bus, train, or plane with him, not realizing that the affable paddler’s Innova Safari inflatable kayak is packed in the cargo bin, waiting to carry him on yet another adventure. Murphy has his Safari […]

What’s in Helen Wilson’s Kayak Kit Bag?

06.19.2014 //

A well-organized kayak kit bag can make or break a day on the water, and it’s important to have a system. Here’s how globe-trotting paddling guru Helen Wilson does it.

2014 Payette River Games

06.18.2014 //

The 2014 Payette River Games will be held at Kelly’s Whitewater Park on the Payette River in Cascade, Idaho, with a $100,000 cash purse making it the most lucrative river competition in the world.

Art Before Bulldozers in the Yukon’s Peel River Watershed

06.17.2014 //

The Yukon government has opened 80 percent of the Yukon’s Peel River Watershed to resource exploration. Six artists aim to capture the region’s beauty before it’s gone.

Feathercraft Bolder

06.12.2014 //

As soon as we inflated the Feathercraft Bolder we knew we were in for some.

Alpacka Gnu

06.12.2014 //

Testers loved the Alpacka Gnu in big waves and holes, the extra volume in the bow and stern creating a solid combo of speed, stability and maneuverability.

Advanced Elements Packlite Kayak

06.12.2014 //

The advanced elements packlite kayak is best reserved for quick crossings and flatwater.

Packraft Fleet

06.12.2014 //

The exploits of the packraft have become known and now they’re multiplying like bunnies and mutating like finches. Natural selection is at work as we review four of the latest models from Advanced Elements, NRS, Alpacka and Feathercraft.

2014 GoPro Mountain Games Come to Vail

06.04.2014 //

By Eugene Buchanan Your local eddies might be a little light this weekend. Most of the world’s top paddlers will be stretching their sprayskirts on in Vail, Colo., for the GoPro Mountain Games, one of the country’s largest celebrations of outdoor sports. In all, amateur and professional athletes from nine sports and 25 disciplines will […]

The Hard Way: Australian’s Upstream Epic

06.02.2014 //

20-year-old Australian adventurer Chris Hayward stood on the summit of Mt. Kosciuszko, becoming the first and likely last person to ascend the full length of Australia’s Murray River system.

2014 Bigfork Whitewater Festival

05.28.2014 //

Photo coverage from Memorial Day Weekend’s Bigfork Whitewater Festival by Rick and Dody Sheremeta. The popular multi-discipline Montana competition marks the halfway mark of the 10-event Western Whitewater Championship Series.

Pelican ProGear Urban Elite U160

05.16.2014 //

  Pelican ProGear Urban Elite U160  MSRP: Around $200 (pelican.com) Review and Photos by Greg Fassett My passion is adventure photography, and I often find myself photographing ocean sports from small listing vessels crowded with people and gear. Last June, I documented a 3-day 100-mile canoe race on the Big Island of Hawaii. The seas, […]

Connecticut Connections

04.15.2014 //

A photo gallery and coverage from the Whitewater Triple Crown in Connecticut’s Tariffville Gorge. The event-combining contest spawned from the mind of legendary canoeist Jamie McEwan. The point: to bring in paddlers from the disciplines of freestyle, slalom, and wildwater to duke it out in the triathlon of whitewater, and have whoever is left standing on top declared the best of them all.

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