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Lessons from the Trail: Whitewater Paddles

Lessons from the Trail: Whitewater Paddles

By Jim Baird The first rapid of the day was long and wide. To run it, we had to get out into the middle of the river right off the bat in order to avoid getting swept into the rocks on river right. Th[...]

Featured Destination: Blue Ridge, Georgia

Featured Destination: Blue Ridge, Georgia

By Sam Boykin As the Toccoa River flows down from the north Georgia mountains and into Tennessee, it becomes the Ocoee, and the serene waters give way to roaring Class III-IV rapids. The site of the 1[...]

Finding the Perfect Backcountry Campsite in Algonquin Park, Canada

Finding the Perfect Backcountry Campsite in Algonquin Park, Canada

Photos and words by Shawn James Algonquin Provincial Park in Ontario, Canada is a canoe tripper’s Shangri-La. Covering an area of 2,946 square miles (7,630 square km), it is a huge park containing o[...]

Ask Eddy: Caught on Film?

Ask Eddy: Caught on Film?

Eddy answers questions about retrieving GoPro footage and where to paddle during the middle of winter.

Video: Cherry Creek Race 2016

Video: Cherry Creek Race 2016

Cherry Creek, the classic piece of whitewater nestled into the heart of California, provides great boating into the dog days of summer. Here’s a look inside the 2016 Cherry Creek Race, which, ac[...]

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[...]