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Lessons from the Trail: Expedition Fishing Tackle

Lessons from the Trail: Expedition Fishing Tackle

By Jim Baird When you head out into the wilderness, you don’t always know what kind of fish you’ll be catching, and the species of fish in the water below your boat may change throughout y[...]

Tip of the Week: Carving is Cool

Tip of the Week: Carving is Cool

Jackson Kayak Tip of the Week By Clay Wright When I learned to snowboard, I skidded noisily from side to side, throwing snow on every turn. Years later, a friend taught me to edge into my turns, silen[...]

Mexico: The Land of Shaking Earth

Mexico: The Land of Shaking Earth

Photos and words by Jasper Gibson Mexico. The land of warm rivers, free-flowing waterfalls, ledge drops, lush jungles, delectable fresh fruits, cheap comida and friendly faces. The trip started in San[...]

Featured Destination: Navigating North Idaho’s Lakes and Rivers

Featured Destination: Navigating North Idaho’s Lakes and Rivers

Your guide to paddling the jewels of North Idaho’s lake country near Coeur d’Alene, which provide nearly year-round recreation on large and small waterways teeming with some of the Northwest's fin[...]

The Conversation

The Conversation

In 2011, Jon Turk and Erik Boomer spent 104 days circling Ellesmere Island by ski and kayak. They were an unlikely pair. At 65, Turk was 41 years older than Boomer, who he met just weeks before embark[...]

Unfiltered: Jon Turk

Unfiltered: Jon Turk

Interview by Jeff Moag Trained as an organic chemist, Jon Turk realized early on that he wasn’t cut out for the buttoned-down life of a research scientist. So he put his PhD in a drawer and worked w[...]

Exclusive Book Excerpt: ‘Crocodiles and Ice,’ by Jon Turk

Exclusive Book Excerpt: ‘Crocodiles and Ice,’ by Jon Turk

Embrace the crawl. When you’re trying to drag a 250 pound boat over a dune of ice and snow, and you’re sinking crotch deep into slush, don’t try to preserve your dignity. Dignity is a foreign co[...]

Lessons from the Trail: How to Use an Axe

Lessons from the Trail: How to Use an Axe

By Jim Baird The current was strong and it only took three-and-a-half hours to travel 18 miles down the wide, powerful Natashquan River. The day was foggy and at times it felt as though we were paddli[...]

Why the Marañon Matters

Why the Marañon Matters

Help this international group of paddlers complete their crowdfunded film, 'CONFLUIR, a Study of Rio Marañón,' documenting a 30-day, 385-mile journey to showcase the "the Grand Canyon of South Amer[...]

Time Traveling on the White River

Time Traveling on the White River

Words and photos by Kevin Pieper The White River in the Ozark Mountains is known worldwide for its exceptional trout fishery. Trophy rainbow and brown trout, up to 30 inches long, haunt the frigid, cr[...]