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From the Mag: Our Favorite Parks

From the Mag: Our Favorite Parks

The U.S. National Park Service administers more than 84 million acres, including 59 national parks and 29 national seashores, lakeshores and rivers. Here, in the words of C&K writers and editors, [...]

Sidebar: Our Favorite Parks

Sidebar: Our Favorite Parks

The U.S. National Park Service administers more than 84 million acres, including 59 national parks and 29 national seashores, lakeshores and rivers. In honor of the Park Service’s 100th annivers[...]

Photos: Ohio River Paddlefest 2016

Photos: Ohio River Paddlefest 2016

Words and photos by Everett McMillen Cislo There were people with decades of paddling experience as well as those who were renting a canoe for the first time. From homemade cedar-strip canoes to newly[...]

Lessons from the Trail: Expedition Fishing Tackle

Lessons from the Trail: Expedition Fishing Tackle

By Jim Baird When you head out into the wilderness, you don’t always know what kind of fish you’ll be catching, and the species of fish in the water below your boat may change throughout y[...]

Tip of the Week: Carving is Cool

Tip of the Week: Carving is Cool

Jackson Kayak Tip of the Week By Clay Wright When I learned to snowboard, I skidded noisily from side to side, throwing snow on every turn. Years later, a friend taught me to edge into my turns, silen[...]

Mexico: The Land of Shaking Earth

Mexico: The Land of Shaking Earth

Photos and words by Jasper Gibson Mexico. The land of warm rivers, free-flowing waterfalls, ledge drops, lush jungles, delectable fresh fruits, cheap comida and friendly faces. The trip started in San[...]

Featured Destination: Navigating North Idaho’s Lakes and Rivers

Featured Destination: Navigating North Idaho’s Lakes and Rivers

Your guide to paddling the jewels of North Idaho’s lake country near Coeur d’Alene, which provide nearly year-round recreation on large and small waterways teeming with some of the Northwest's fin[...]

The Conversation

The Conversation

In 2011, Jon Turk and Erik Boomer spent 104 days circling Ellesmere Island by ski and kayak. They were an unlikely pair. At 65, Turk was 41 years older than Boomer, who he met just weeks before embark[...]

Unfiltered: Jon Turk

Unfiltered: Jon Turk

Interview by Jeff Moag Trained as an organic chemist, Jon Turk realized early on that he wasn’t cut out for the buttoned-down life of a research scientist. So he put his PhD in a drawer and worked w[...]

Exclusive Book Excerpt: ‘Crocodiles and Ice,’ by Jon Turk

Exclusive Book Excerpt: ‘Crocodiles and Ice,’ by Jon Turk

Embrace the crawl. When you’re trying to drag a 250 pound boat over a dune of ice and snow, and you’re sinking crotch deep into slush, don’t try to preserve your dignity. Dignity is a foreign co[...]