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Canoe & Kayak Magazine Newsletter – June 12, 2014

06.11.2014 //

Greenland Bound, Flying Off Everest, Race Around Vancouver Island + More

Rock Creek Recon

06.10.2014 //

Inside the exploratory first descent of Rock Creek Gorge, a gem buried deep in the heart of the Cascades where paddlers have been systematically hunting for runnable whitewater over the last two decades.

Rides: Real People and the Boats They Love

06.10.2014 //

In the Rides series, C&K shares the stories of real paddlers and the classic kayaks and canoes they love.

WHAT I LEARNED: Paddling the California Coast

06.09.2014 //

Hard lessons learned from Matt Krizan’s 36-day expedition paddling the entire Pacific coastline of California, from the June 2014 issue of C&K.

Rides: Alvah Maloney’s Necky Looksha 17

06.09.2014 //

By Katie McKy You might think that a boyhood on a mountain would make a man a mountaineer or that coming of age on whitewater rafts would make a man prefer standing waves to the ocean’s waves. This hasn’t been the case for Alvah Maloney, who had an ordinary boyhood–for a boy born in the […]

Catching Up With Canoe Author Jerry Dennis

05.29.2014 //

Jerry Dennis ’s ‘From a Wooden Canoe’ has been in print since 1999. Now the collection of essays celebrating woodsmanship is available as an E-book.

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.

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