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Building a skin-on-frame kayak with my 12-year-old son

Story & Photos by Paul Molyneaux Down on the shore, we watch a big ocean swell lift a raft of kelp and sweep it toward the rocks. The fronds dance in the breaking wave, and wash back into the nex[...]

Video: Kayakers paddle flooded Skykomish River

Video: Kayakers paddle flooded Skykomish River

The legendary rains of the Pacific Northwest slam into the Cascade Mountains every few weeks in the winter, producing high flows in the Skykomish River valley along US Highway 2 near Index, Washington[...]

5 Favorite Lakes in Algonquin Provincial Park

5 Favorite Lakes in Algonquin Provincial Park

Words and Photos by Shawn James Algonquin Provincial Park straddles the transition zone between the northern boreal forest and the southern deciduous forest, making for a unique and diversified landsc[...]

Op-ed: Don’t Dam The Grand Canyon of Peru

Op-ed: Don’t Dam The Grand Canyon of Peru

by Gary Wockner Our first glimpse of the Marañón River came when we were 6,000 feet above it. We had just driven from the town of Celendin, Peru up to the lip of the canyon and looked down a couple [...]

Whitewater and Loss

Whitewater and Loss

“In life we all take risks. Paddling whitewater is a risk that I take, and I’ve come to grips with the consequences that come along with it. I love to paddle. It drives me, it fulfills me and [...]

Lessons from the Trail: Delaying The Inevitable

Lessons from the Trail: Delaying The Inevitable

By Jim Baird We paddled through still water that reflected the surrounding forest and mountains. It was a beautiful day, and we looked up to see waterfalls that poured down from the alpine. We made sl[...]

Video: Olympic slalom kayakers venture into the wild

Video: Olympic slalom kayakers venture into the wild

Roaring artificial pumps circulate millions of gallons of water through concrete channels and carefully sculpted river features. Specialized teams prepare for the worst and a conveyer belt returns pad[...]

Video: Dropping into the Clarks Fork Box

Video: Dropping into the Clarks Fork Box

First descents are few and far between these days, but it’s always possible to go exploring for a personal first descent. Neither Eric Boomer nor Todd Wells had ever run the “Box” of[...]

How to Read Water

How to Read Water

By Colin Kemp Becoming a well-rounded paddler requires learning a mix of hard skills (such as bracing, throw rope practice, strokes) and soft skills (such as reading water). All too often, however, th[...]

A Humpback Whale Mistook My Kayak For A Giant Sardine

A Humpback Whale Mistook My Kayak For A Giant Sardine

Story and Photos by Steven King In June and the first few weeks of July, large numbers of humpback whales have been seen on a daily basis south of the Golden Gate Bridge, especially close to shore in [...]