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Catching up with Jerry Dennis: Getting Out

05.29.2014 //

This excerpt from Jerry Dennis’s writings compiled into a book ‘From a Wooden Canoe’ stresses the importance of exploring nature, even in not-so-comfortable times.

Catching up with Jerry Dennis: Smoke Gets In Your Eyes

05.29.2014 //

This excerpt from Jerry Dennis’s writings compiled into a book ‘From a Wooden Canoe’ discusses the importance between building a decent a decent fire and a great one.

Russell Henry to Race Around Vancouver Island

05.29.2014 //

Victoria, B.C. local Russell Henry plans to race 740 miles around Vancouver Island in an attempt to break Colin Angus’s 2011 speed record.

Infallible Inflatable Kayaks

05.28.2014 //

Seven solo, self-bailing inflatable kayaks highlighted in our June 2014 issue and put to the test on high- and low-water runs down the Yampa, Green and Colorado rivers out West, featuring the latest from NRS, Hyside, AIRE, SOTAR, SOAR, Advanced Elements, and Innova.

One for the Flats: Innova Swing II

05.27.2014 //

Innova’s Swing II L: 13’2”; W: 33”; 31 lbs. ($799;innovakayak.com While most of the above companies also offer IKs for touring, none specialize in it as much as Innova, whose new Swing II has something most other IKs don’t: a deck to keep spray at bay. Measuring 13’2” and weighing 31 lbs, the tandem can […]

Advanced Elements’ Attack

05.27.2014 //

Advanced Elements Attack: Nimble and lean on the pricing as well, this whitewater-ready solo shooter handles pushy rapids with a PVC shell with adjustable seat and thigh braces.

SOAR Inflatables’ S10

05.27.2014 //

SOAR Inflatables S10: This more-than-capable river-runner offers a well-handling, high ride with 12-inch tubes and two seat options on a wider platform of Hypalon/neoprene.

SOTAR Liquid SL

05.27.2014 //

SOTAR Liquid SL: Fast, nimble and endlessly customizable with four solo length options, plus a solid urethane build with adjustable foot braces, thigh straps and backrest.

AIRE Force 1

05.27.2014 //

AIRE Force 1: The hole-blasting whitewater granddaddy of ‘em all has AIRE’s trademark PVC-shelled urethane bladders and boasts welcome adjustable thwarts.

Hyside Stinger

05.27.2014 //

Hyside Stinger: Big-water adventure awaits. Strap in your thighs to this sleek-tapered design with a beefy, rock bashing 2,520-denier Hypalon bottom chafer.

NRS Outlaw 1

05.27.2014 //

NRS Outlaw 1: Packs a punch for the price, this lightest-in-fleet kayak also punches holes with PVC-coated construction, generous 18 inches of rocker and a bomber drop-stitch floor.

Sardinia’s White Coast

05.25.2014 //

Mike Bezemek “Is dangerous coast,” says Francesco. He points north across turquoise sea toward the shadowy coastal mountains we will reach tomorrow. “Cinque-cento meters.” He sets down his paddle and lifts his palms. “Up. From the sea.” Floating next to him, I convert Castilian-influenced Italiano into Español, then English, then from metric to feet. “Fifteen-hundred […]

Kayaking Sardinia’s White Coast

05.25.2014 //

There’s a moment on any kayak trip when it all becomes worth it. The writer is learning just when that moment is on the Sardinia White Coast.

Sardinia’s White Coast

05.25.2014 //

During his adventure kayaking Sardinia’s White Coast, the writer asks whether the sardines are named after the location. He gets his answer.

Sardinia’s White Coast

05.25.2014 //

The writer, a former major whitewater paddler, finds himself won over by the sea after adventuring along Sardinia’s White Coast.

HOW TO PACK: Expedition with kids

05.22.2014 //

The idea of kids and canoe trips can seem like a daunting undertaking. Don’t fret; here are some Dan Clark’s tips and tricks to create the best memories in your life.

Demshitz Celebrates the Pacific Northwest

05.22.2014 //

The Demshitz crew finds paradise in several runs in the Northwest. This latest edit just showcases “Eagle Crick” and the Little White Salmon.

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