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Gauley Camp

10.12.2013 //

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.

States To Reopen National Parks During Shutdown

10.11.2013 //

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.

The Tajik Evacuation

10.10.2013 //

When five Americans went missing in Tajikistan, the paddling community sprang into action through social networks.

Summer of Deliverance

10.10.2013 //

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.

Slalom Gets Sick

10.09.2013 //

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.

Park Service to Boaters: Come Back Later

10.07.2013 //

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.

Kayak in Central America’s Secret Gem

10.07.2013 //

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.

What I Learned in B.C.

10.05.2013 //

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.

Kayaker Races at 34 mph Down Drainage Ditch

10.04.2013 //

No run is too is too big for Marr to tackle—or too ridiculous. Last week, Marr and a few of his friends were in British Columbia when they decided to run a steep drainage ditch called the Lions Bay Slide.

Canoe & Kayak Magazine Newsletter – October 2, 2013

10.03.2013 //

Doba Returns, Shutdown on the Grand Canyon, Lost Footage of Ozone Falls + More

Kayaking Detroit, Michigan

10.03.2013 //

With soaring unemployment and an economy Milton Friedman could only shake his head at, visiting Detroit isn’t on many people’s bucket list these days. But if you’re into non-motorized boating, you may want to give Motor City a second look.

Salton Sea, Southern California

10.03.2013 //

Don’t let the high salt content and a few dead Tilapia littering the briny mudflats of the Salton Sea sway your decision to paddle California’s largest lake.

Cache La Bayou, Arkansas

10.03.2013 //

The best thing about searching for a formerly extinct bird is that it can force you out of your comfort zone. Take Bayou DeView, for example, within the Cache River National Wildlife Refuge in east-central Arkansas.

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.

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