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Lessons from the Trail: The Big Carry

Lessons from the Trail: The Big Carry

One thing you learn pretty fast when canoe tripping is that the difficulty of a portage doesn’t depend entirely on its length. It’s more about how much weight you’re carrying, how ru[...]

White River Canoe Race instills lifelong passion for paddling

White River Canoe Race instills lifelong passion for paddling

Photo by Kevin Pieper As a teenager Gustave “Tave” Lamperez joined a local Boy Scout Explorer post to learn American Native dancing. “I wasn’t known for my athletic prowess,” Lamperez says. [...]

Tip of the Week: How Yoga Can Improve Your Paddling

Tip of the Week: How Yoga Can Improve Your Paddling

Jackson Kayak Tip of the Week By Anna Bruno I’ve been doing yoga for almost as long as I can remember, but in 2010, I took my practice to the next level by enrolling in a month-long yoga teacher tra[...]

Neolithic Wisdom

Building a skin-on-frame kayak with my 12-year-old son

Story & Photos by Paul Molyneaux Down on the shore, we watch a big ocean swell lift a raft of kelp and sweep it toward the rocks. The fronds dance in the breaking wave, and wash back into the nex[...]

Video: Kayakers paddle flooded Skykomish River

Video: Kayakers paddle flooded Skykomish River

The legendary rains of the Pacific Northwest slam into the Cascade Mountains every few weeks in the winter, producing high flows in the Skykomish River valley along US Highway 2 near Index, Washington[...]

5 Favorite Lakes in Algonquin Provincial Park

5 Favorite Lakes in Algonquin Provincial Park

Words and Photos by Shawn James Algonquin Provincial Park straddles the transition zone between the northern boreal forest and the southern deciduous forest, making for a unique and diversified landsc[...]

Op-ed: Don’t Dam The Grand Canyon of Peru

Op-ed: Don’t Dam The Grand Canyon of Peru

by Gary Wockner Our first glimpse of the Marañón River came when we were 6,000 feet above it. We had just driven from the town of Celendin, Peru up to the lip of the canyon and looked down a couple [...]

Whitewater and Loss

Whitewater and Loss

“In life we all take risks. Paddling whitewater is a risk that I take, and I’ve come to grips with the consequences that come along with it. I love to paddle. It drives me, it fulfills me and [...]

Lessons from the Trail: Delaying The Inevitable

Lessons from the Trail: Delaying The Inevitable

By Jim Baird We paddled through still water that reflected the surrounding forest and mountains. It was a beautiful day, and we looked up to see waterfalls that poured down from the alpine. We made sl[...]

Video: Olympic slalom kayakers venture into the wild

Video: Olympic slalom kayakers venture into the wild

Roaring artificial pumps circulate millions of gallons of water through concrete channels and carefully sculpted river features. Specialized teams prepare for the worst and a conveyer belt returns pad[...]