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Winter Kayaking: Potomac River, Washington, D.C.

11.21.2013 //

Congress may recess for much of the winter, but boaters in the nation’s capital paddle year-round on the nearby Potomac River. Winter’s a good time to go.

Winter Kayaking: Pennsylvania Creeking

11.21.2013 //

In this section of winter kayaking destinations, check out Pennsylvania creeking at its best—and coldest. With some warm layers, you can have fun all year.

Embrace the Cold: Winter Kayaking

11.21.2013 //

With proper clothing and equipment, and due respect for the season’s cold water and shortened days, winter can be the best paddling season of them all. So bundle up, and boat one of these eight classics this winter.

New Guinness Record: 2,099 Boats

11.20.2013 //

It’s official. History’s largest conglomeration of canoes and kayaks became a Guinness Record last Aug. 31 at the Suttons Bay Floatzilla 2013 in Michigan.

Weather Channel Features 2010 Oregon Huck for the Ages

11.19.2013 //

Grueling effort, the right crew, and for Erik Boomer, three dollars wisely spent at the gas station put them on the Weather Channel three years after hucking falls.

Three New National Water Trails Open

11.18.2013 //

On Monday, Nov. 18, the Secretary of the Interior decreed that three waterways would be added to the National Trails program, a system of 11 locally managed water trails.

Success for Grand Canyon Speed-Runners

11.18.2013 //

We set out to ride a 37,000-cfs surge for a three-day Grand Canyon speed descent. If we weren’t paddling hard before the sun came up, we’d blow it.

Kickstarting the Amazon Express

11.15.2013 //

C&K editor Jeff Moag catches up with West Hansen, who’s raising funds for a full-length documentary about his 2012 Kayak the Amazon Express expedition.

Waterfall Huck in Red Bull Illume Finals

11.15.2013 //

Canoe & Kayak asked photographer Lucas Gilman how he got the whitewater shot that earned him a spot among the Red Bull Illume’s top 50 photos.

Autumn Paddling in New England, Part Four

11.15.2013 //

Words and Photos by Ian MacLellan I thought all the wild sections of the Connecticut River were behind us, but south of White River Junction, Vt feels more wild than up north, with dark conifers towering on both sides. There is also the highest concentration of endangered species in Vermont or New Hampshire; home to the […]

Why Paddle the Mississippi River— Part 1: The Bluffs

11.14.2013 //

The River Gator crew celebrates the openeing of the new Lower Mississippi River Water Trail in three parts, starting with the 81-mile upper section from Caruthersville, Mo., to Mud Island in Memphis, skirting the scenic Chickasaw Bluffs.

Photo Flipbook: Kayak Corsica

11.14.2013 //

C&K Contributing Photographer Darin McQuoid provides a visual journey back to the scenic Mediterranean island cradle of creekboating in this photo flipbook and story from our August 2013 issue installment of ‘Dirtbag Diaries,’ tracking a spring kayak trip from Slovenia to the island of Corsica.

Wild Animal Encounters

11.12.2013 //

In a heartwarming moment of wild animal encounters, a paddling Samaritan picked up an exhausted northern hawk owl from the frigid Lake Tuusula in Finland. Local Pentti Taskinen placed him on the bow of the boat and paddled him over to the safety of land, where the young owl rested for a while before flying […]

Cold on the Cheap: Winter Gear

11.11.2013 //

Drysuit prices out of range? Consider classic-budget winter gear for cold-weather insulation. Ben and Willy Dinsdale talk about wetsuit-drytop combinations.

Autumn Paddling in New England, Part Three

11.11.2013 //

“What need of details? Miles in a voyage are of no more a count than years in a life: they may be filled with a common place. Men live by events and so they paddle.” Quote found in “Canoeing circa 1888″ from Athletics and Manly Sports by John Boyle O’Reilly found in Titcomb Cabin. A […]

Pub Crawl on the Thames River, Page 3

11.11.2013 //

And then I come upon a ratty old battleship gray and black wooden cabin cruiser with a man drinking an orange concoction straight out of a handle of liquor. “Beautiful day for a paddle, eh?” I say. “Where are you coming from?” says the sinewy man with long brown hair, red bandana, and a tinge […]

Thames River Pub Crawl II

11.11.2013 //

Inspired by some stories he read, Tom Hurley decided to paddle and create an E-book guidebook on pub crawling on the Thames.

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