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Destinations—The West Coast

04.16.2013 //

North America’s west coast has some of the sweetest sea kayaking venues in this dimension, and many of them are also blessed with small lodges with kayak-minded hosts and convenient water access.

Going Deeper and Deeper

04.16.2013 //

For the last decade, the smoky joint Under-the-Hill Saloon has also served as the headquarters for the Phatwater Challenge, a 42-mile race that finishes at the boat ramp below this bar in Natchez, Mississippi.

Testing Boundaries

04.16.2013 //

Rivers carve deep canyons and divide hostile neighbors. They cut pathways through lawless country, and beckon us to follow. It’s no wonder that river-runners have their own canon of unspoken boundaries that, from time to time, they feel compelled to cross.

Canoandes

04.16.2013 //

Meet the men who slipped the Iron Curtain and changed river running forever.

Essays From The Field

04.13.2013 //

For the last decade, the smoky joint Under-the-Hill Saloon has also served as the headquarters for the Phatwater Challenge, a 42-mile race that finishes at the boat ramp below this bar in Natchez, Mississippi.

20 Things Every Paddler Needs To Know

04.13.2013 //

So you call yourself a paddler? Before joining this hallowed subculture, there are a few key lifestyle skills that you should look to work into your arsenal to distinguish you from other waterman wannabes. Here are a few to get you started.

Canoecopia 2013 Trade Talk Series

04.10.2013 //

C&K staff also made their way to Canoecopia and filmed the products they thought were especially quirky, new or innovative. Check out the products they viewed in the series, Trade Talks.

Testing Boundaries

03.28.2013 //

Rivers carve deep canyons and divide hostile neighbors. They cut pathways through lawless country, and beckon us to follow. It’s no wonder that river-runners have their own canon of unspoken boundaries that, from time to time, they feel compelled to cross.

Backcountry Tents: Take Two

03.05.2013 //

Having the right backcountry tent, tarp or even hammock really can allow the paddler to have a good night, sleep tight, and rest sure the bugs can’t bite.

Paddling Gloves, Mitts, and Pogies

02.27.2013 //

The ice is off the lakes and the rivers are gushing with snowmelt– it’s the best time of year to be on the water…if you can keep your hands warm enough to hold onto a paddle. And you’re going to need gloves, mitts or pogies to do it.

Each style of hand warmer has its own distinct perks and problems, in different conditions and situations; so don’t let anyone tell you which one’s “better.” They’re all good–just for different things. It largely depends on your own personal preference and what sort of paddling you do, where, and when.

Gallery – Benjamin Hjort

12.01.2012 //

Gallery – Upper Valldal River, Norway

Two Men Enter, One Team Wins

12.01.2012 //

The Robe race is among a handful of Pacific Northwest creek races for two-person teams, including B.C.’s Callaghan Creek Race and Washington’s Little White Salmon Race. Teams start together, and the clock stops when the second paddler crosses the line.

Convergences

12.01.2012 //

Where tectonic upheaval flatlines and the Brooks Range runs out, infinite space welcomes the traveler like a door thrown open. Blue as the Caribbean, the Canning River spills our two rafts from between foothills into the arctic coastal plain.

Gallery – Adam Mills Elliott

12.01.2012 //

Oregon rafting team on White Salmon River, Washington.

Gallery—Charlie Munsey

12.01.2012 //

In the first two weeks of February 2002, seven of the world’s best and boldest paddlers completed the first descent of Tibet’s Upper Tsangpo Gorge.

Heavy Medal

12.01.2012 //

If you caught Vavinec Hradilek’s silver-medal performance at this summer’s Olympic Games, you witnessed one of the world’s most dynamic slalom paddlers lay down a near-perfect run. But you probably missed the 25-year-old Czech’s clever shout-outs to his steep-creeking buddies.

Gallery—Charlie Munsey

12.01.2012 //

Tobias Johansson on Virgin River Narrows, Zion, Utah

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