While not the “trippiest” canoe in the Old Town fleet, The Saranac 160 definitely was the plushiest.
Canoeing’s venerable Prospector design has been called the workhorse of the North for good reason.
In shooting “Wilderness Quest,” Kevin Callan set out to document how the lakes, rivers and portages of the Quetico and neighboring Boundary Waters Canoe Area influence its visitors.
After their demanding, emotional three-day Trial by Water, the newly named U.S. Team deserve a pat on the back. Now it’s on to Cardiff, and then London.
This year’s trials have become infused with an inclusive, celebratory spirit that remembers that racing can be fun and stimulating for all involved.
A fun, carnival atmosphere prevailed at the US National Whitewater Center during the first day of the Olympic Trials yesterday. The day was clear, the sun was hot—and so was the racing.
After lying dormant for more than 20 years, the plan to dam Alaska’s Susitna River is back on the table.
The whitewater clan of Eric, Dane, and Emily Jackson will be competing in Charlotte, N.C., this weekend at the Olympic Slalom Trials. Will they make Team USA?
Can I sweat out toxins with exercise? What’s the best wood for making a paddle? And what’s on Eddy’s bucket list.
A visual tour of some of the industry’s finest wares, from PFDs and pogies, to drysuits and baselayers
National Geographic just released its annual Adventurer of the Year nominees. It was no surprise that two of paddling’s hardest, and most ambitious expeditions from the last year accounted for two of the 10 nominated adventures. Cast your vote for Jon Turk and Erik Boomer’s bold, 104-day, 1,495-statute-mile circumnavigation of Ellesmere Island, or Sanu Babu Sunuwar and Lakpa Tsheri Sherpa’s tandem paragliding flight off Mount Everest and ensuing paddle down the Ganges River to the Indian Ocean.
U.S. waveski paddlers Fletcher Burton (Pismo Beach, Calif.) and Tyler Lausten (Maui) went 1-2 in Friday and Saturday’s 2011 Paddle Surfing Championships, claiming the top overall spots in a stacked field open to any international challengers.
After three days of tight competition at the World Rafting Championships on Costa Rica’s Pacuare River, the overall title remained up for grabs entering the event’s final day—Monday, Oct. 10, for the downriver race—with seven men’s teams and five women’s teams still capable of winning the overall crown.
Don’t think rafting is international? Don’t tell that to the 48 men’s and women’s teams from 32 different countries gathered in Turrialba, Costa Rica, for the 2011 World Rafting Championships on the Pacuare River.
The World Championships of Surf Kayaking wrapped up Thursday, with the awards ceremonies slated for tonight at the Village Beach Club in Nags Head, N.C. The Basques captured the team title on Wednesday, and Basque rider Edu Etxeberria won the men’s long boat title yesterday with Chris Hobson of Northern Ireland winning the men’s short boat title.
It’s not too often that kayaker Keith Wikle is disappointed when gale force winds blow through the Great Lakes. Last weekend, when 40-knot northerlies lashed the southern shores of the Third Coast with two-story breakers, Wikle rejoiced in surfing 14-footers on Lake Michigan outside his home in Kalamazoo, Mich.