New England is famous for its unrivaled autumn foliage and American history. While people come from all over the world to drive and hike through the forests, the best way to view the scenery and serenity of fall in New England is by boat.
French soothsayer Nostradamus would have had a heyday this year. After an otherwise ho-hum summer, paddlers across the country were greeted by a rash of freakish, end-of-the-times weather that, in many cases, made survival a higher priority than paddling. But paddlers will be paddlers, and a few got after it anyway.
Last night, NOAA announced that it will stop printing nautical charts on paper. C&K Editor Jeff Moag’s response: trust your skills, not your batteries.
A wilderness first aid handbook is worthless if you don’t bring it with you on the trip. Enter The Wilderness First Aid Handbook by Grant S. Lipman, MD.
The rules of the road can in many ways be applied to the waterways of ports
The 2013 King of New York series will come to a close this weekend when the 18th Annual Moose Festival hosts the final race, a mass start event down the Class V “bottom bottom” section of the Moose River.
We’re used to hearing about young kayaking phenoms with the last name Jackson. Now there’s one named Sage Donnelly.
TiTS DEEP kicked off a new web series on Oct. 1 documenting the exploits on and off the water of the world’s top female paddlers.
Temperatures are dropping around the country, but it’s not quite time to pull out the heavy-duty drysuit. That’s when the Bomber Gear Blitz Splash Pants can come in handy.
The Red Ladies Raft Racing team headed to the Gauley to stepp up their training in preparation for the 2013 International Rafting Federation World Rafting Championships in New Zealand this November.
Federal government will allow states to open paddleable parks on their own budget, which could finally get permit holders on the Colorado River in the Grand Canyon.
When five Americans went missing in Tajikistan, the paddling community sprang into action through social networks.
Forty years ago, a film appeared on the big screen which caused theater-goers to squirm with angst—not from some imaginative sci-fi scenario, but because the sequence of terrifying events could easily be related to real-life possibilities, particularly for paddlers in the southern Appalachians. ‘Deliverance’ also launched into greater prominence the careers of Burt Reynolds, Jon Voight, Ned Beatty and Ronny Cox. Three Georgia whitewater paddlers happened to be in the right place at the right time, becoming part of the film’s legend. Doug Woodward recounts what it was like to be part of that experience.
The stacked challenges favored those with traditional training. Specifically, groomed slalom training, which is what made all the difference this weekend at a European downriver sprint race billed as a world championship, and that certainly required the absolute best of each paddler in the field.
Well, they still might be sitting on a lot of food and PBRs, but Grand Canyon permit holders stymied by the government shutdown will get to float the river at some point, and get a little gas money for the shuttle home.
Nicaragua is the secret gem of Central America’s kayaking destinations. Paddler and contributor Jeff Kinney shares his experiences and top reasons you should make this on your paddling priority list before others find out.
BC is of the most beautiful and most challenging whitewater destinations in the world. Paddler and C&K contributor Eric Adsit offers advice from his kayaking experience to help others make good judgment calls without the portages.