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Photo Essay: Living on the Wind

Photo Essay: Yukon's Wind River | Canoe & Kayak magazine

This story first appeared in the July 2014 issue of Canoe & Kayak. The beauty of the Peel Watershed affected me deeply when my partner Peter and I explored the Wind River in 2012. I spent that tr[...]

Video: Curious Seal Climbs Aboard Kayak

Video: Curious Seal Climbs Aboard Kayak

While seals and sea lions have been known to climb onto kayaks before, they tend to need a good reason for doing so–such as a nearby shark. ‘Ron,’ however, a sociable seal who’[...]

Sierra Designs Flashlight 2 UL

Sierra Designs Flashlight 2 UL

At three-and-a-half pounds, Sierra Designs’s Flashlight 2 UL will appease ounce counters, while the "gear closets" and eight-inch awning will provide the rudiments of livability.

Coastal Whitewater: The Bay Area Steps Up Its Rock Gardening Game

Coastal Whitewater: The Bay Area Steps Up Its Rock Gardening Game

Perhaps nowhere else in the world does a dramatic ocean coastline swoop so close to a major metropolitan city as in San Francisco, California. This is the wild playground of the Neptune’s Rangers, [...]

#10 – The Yampa River: Threatened Paddling Classics

#10 - The Yampa River: Threatened Paddling Classics

The target of potential diversions, the Yampa is one of the last free-flowing rivers in the Colorado River basin Editor’s Note: Every Tuesday for the next ten weeks, Canoe & Kayak will hi[...]

Video: French Tidal Bore is the Ultimate Party Wave

Video: French Tidal Bore is the Ultimate Party Wave

The Pororoca tidal bore on the Amazon River has long been known to produce one of the world’s biggest estuary waves; in fact the phenomenon even has its own Wikipedia page. But this lesser-known[...]

Video: Sea Lion Pup Catches Ride on Kayak

Video: Sea Lion Pup Catches Ride on Kayak

After a long day of paddling, it’s easy to wonder if your kayak has mysteriously gotten heavier. If that thought crossed this family’s mind in Santa Barbara on Saturday, they wouldn’[...]

Op-Ed: Will the White Nile’s Legendary Whitewater be Drowned?

Op-Ed: Will the White Nile's Legendary Whitewater be Drowned?

By Jessie Stone Dam building has entered a strange, even contradictory, phase. In North America, the era of large dams has passed, and river restoration is on the rise. More and more dams are being re[...]

Field Tested: Big Agnes Wyoming Trail 4 Tent

Field Tested: Big Agnes Wyoming Trail 4 Tent

By Rob Lyon At the ceiling of the shelter spectrum with regard to size and weight, the Wyoming Trail 4 is reminiscent of a catamaran. It has a courtyard concept, with sleeping booths at either end and[...]

Field Tested: Camcorder – JVC Enverio HD GZ-R10B

Field Tested: Camcorder – JVC Enverio HD GZ-R10B

By Aaron Schmidt The C&K edit team was excited to get JVC’s new waterproof camcorder out on the water last summer. After testing it on ocean swell and whitewater, this camcorder has proven to b[...]