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Some Unlikely Paddling Destinations

10.03.2013 //

Sometimes the best paddling happens when you least expect it. On the following pages, you’ll find six other mistakenly overlooked spots to discover for yourself.

Cuyahoga River, Ohio

10.03.2013 //

The waterway was so full of industrial waste that its surface burned no fewer than 13 times, including the devastating 1969 blaze that helped spark large-scale environmental policy initiatives. These days, it’s a great place for a paddle.

The Hanford Reach, Washington

10.03.2013 //

Folks at the Hanford Site spend most of their time cleaning up the mess left by the nine Cold War reactors and five plutonium enrichment plants along this scenic 51-mile stretch of the Columbia River in Southeastern Washington.

Standoff at Lee’s Ferry

10.02.2013 //

As the Congress continues its stalemate and the shutdown, national parks around the country remain closed to the public, including the Grand Canyon. The tension runs high as permit holders have staged sit ins and set up refugee camps while the Park rangers bring in heavy-duty blockades.

Chasing Waterfalls

09.30.2013 //

With support from the Royal Canadian Geographical Society, Canadian canoeist Adam Shoalts employs a “boots-on-the-ground” approach to mapping Ontario’s waterways, which had never before been properly mapped.

Back on the Water with Gordon Brown

09.27.2013 //

Scottish sea kayak coach Gordon Brown is back with the third installment of his series of instructional DVDs: “Sea Kayak with Gordon Brown Volume Three: Navigation, Rolling and Dealing with Emergencies.”

A Hero’s Welcome

09.26.2013 //

Kayakers Erik Boomer, Katherine Breen and Eric and Sarah McNair-Landry spent 65 days paddling across Baffin Island in traditional Inuit style kayaks, completing their 600-mile expedition and arriving in Cape Dorset on Sept. 21 to a hero’s welcome.

Found: The Lost Footage of Ozone Falls

09.26.2013 //

The POV camera that withstood the test of months underwater, Pat Keller’s GoPro shows the moments before and after Keller made the first descent of 100-foot Ozone Falls in the Cumberland Plateau.

5 Reasons to Paddle Palau

09.26.2013 //

From swimming among golden jellyfish to kayaking over sharks in crystal clear waters, Palau has everything an adventurous traveler could want in a vacation.

From the Vault: Kayaking Baffin Island

09.25.2013 //

This installment of ‘From the Vault’ brings back a story from the August 1988 issue of a team’s three-week search for beluga whales inside the inner recesses of the Baffin Islands.

Gauley Fest Goes Huge

09.23.2013 //

High water ups the ante at American Whitewater’s fall classic, the 30th annual Gauley Fest.

Goats in Boats

09.20.2013 //

Like a story straight from Dr. Seuss, a crew of two from the Willamette Riverkeeper canoe goats over to the river’s islands to eat away the invasive species and help with environment restoration.

The Voyageur’s Highway

09.19.2013 //

Paddle Ontario’s French River, a 65-mile stretch designated as a CAnadian Heritage River and wild almost all the way through.

Redux Paddle Routes

09.19.2013 //

Paddle in the wake of explorers, fur traders and wilderness visionaries on waterways that have only improved with the passage of time

The River of No Return

09.19.2013 //

Whitewater paddlers ought to thank the late U.S. Senator Frank Church, the father of the 1968 Wild and Scenic Rivers Act, for legislation to preserve free-flowing rivers. Closest to Church’s heart was Idaho’s Salmon River.

On the Trail of Lewis and Clark

09.19.2013 //

On the Trail of Lewis and Clark Central Montana’s Upper Missouri River proved to be one of the most challenging and inspiring parts of the Corps of Discovery’s 1804-1806 expedition across America. Lewis and Clark’s 33-person team had it tough on the Upper Missouri, hauling six dugout canoes and two behemoth 35-foot pirogues upstream to […]

The Singing Wilderness

09.19.2013 //

Few had a greater impact on protecting wild places in the 20th century than writer and naturalist Sigurd Olson (1899-1982), whose collection of lyrical stories immortalized the Boundary Waters Canoe Area.

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