Aaron Schmidt

Photo Editor for Canoe & Kayak Magazine

22 Articles by: Aaron Schmidt
Gallery: Chris Burkard and the Merced River

Gallery: Chris Burkard and the Merced River

Above: Ryan Hill on the Merced River, Yosemite National Park, California. Photo by Chris Burkard In April, the Park Service opened sections of the Merced River through Yosemite to paddling for the fir[...]

Behind the Lens: Seth Warren

Behind the Lens: Seth Warren

Every year in late spring, the small tributary creeks that feed Montana’s rivers become engorged with enough runoff to support small-boat travel. While some of these runs are suitable for intrep[...]

Photo Essay: Kyle Hull at the North Fork Championships

Photo Essay: Kyle Hull at the North Fork Championships

Photographs by Tait Trautman Each summer, Idaho’s North Fork Championship brings together the best whitewater boaters in the world. The event features several races, but the most highly anticipated [...]

Behind the Lens: Dylan Page

Behind the Lens: Dylan Page

The Shot: Canon 5D MKIII with a Canon 17-40L F4 at 25mm 1/80 sec at F/4 – ISO 1250 4 Strobes CanoeKayak.com: This is such a unique image. What was the creative direction or idea behind it? Does [...]

PHOTO ESSAY: A Whitewater Journey through Chile

PHOTO ESSAY: A Whitewater Journey Through Chile

Photographer Tait Trautman and an international crew rally a weathered Toyota pickup "Gypsy Wagon" to run Patagonia's finest steep creeks and classic runs.

Cispus Fest 2015

Cispus Fest 2015

you organize an event that brings more paddlers (and more people) out to the wilderness, there's always a stray thought that things could go wrong. Especially when your event involves a Class V race. [...]

The Crux of South Georgia Island

The Crux of South Georgia Island

Three quarters of the way through our attempt to be the fourth team to successfully circumnavigate South Georgia Island (SGI) by sea kayak, all had been going just as expected. That is, the trip had b[...]

Canoe Journey Challenges Enbridge Pipeline

Canoe Journey Challenges Enbridge Pipeline

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

Rides: Harold Murphy’s Innova Safari

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 In[...]

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

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

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.