Charli Kerns

Charli Kerns

Charli is the online editor for Canoe & Kayak magazine. Her boating career started with kayaking in the Appalachian mountains of east Tennessee. She picked up canoeing in New England where she got her master's in science journalism. She has since switched mainly to whitewater canoeing and multi-day adventures though picks up the play boat and creeker from time to time.

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Ladies’ Ultimate Grand Canyon Gear Guide

07.24.2014 //

Grand Canyon Gear Guide: All of these items performed well under the Grand Canyon’s challenging conditions and met women’s-specific dimensions and needs.

NRS H2Core Lightweight Hoodie

07.15.2014 //

This sweater made for the perfect in between temperatures in the morning when the sun hadn’t peaked over the rim and evening just as the desert temperature started to drop.

NRS H2Core Lightweight Pants

07.15.2014 //

NRS H2Core Lightweight Pants ($49.95, nrs.com ) Review by Charli Kerns The NRS H2Core Lightweight Pants made for a very comfortable ride down the Grand Canyon, whether sitting in my Wavesport Recon kayak, or hiking the side canyons. These pants kept me warm in the splashing 40-degree water, while the 9 oz polyester/spandex blend offered […]

Astral Abba PFD

07.14.2014 //

With a woman-specific fit and environmentally friendly design, the Astral Abba PFD demonstrates quality commensurate with the Grand Canyon quality of life.

NRS H2Core Silkweight Long-Sleeve Shirt

07.14.2014 //

The NRS H2Core Silkweight Long-Sleeve is a saving grace against the Grand Canyon sun and heat.

Zeal Ace Sunglasses

07.14.2014 //

The sun reflects hard on the Colorado River, and sunglasses are necessary during the day. No bright ray could go through or around the Zeal Ace sunglasses.

Astral Brewess Shoe

07.14.2014 //

The Astral Brewess shoe is the ultimate Grand Canyon shoe, just versatile beyond belief.

Gulf to Gulf Odyssey

05.27.2014 //

A day-to-day, POV-shot look into Brad Tallent and Austin Graham’s seven months spent paddling 3,000 miles from the Gulf of St. Lawrence to the Gulf of Mexico with the trailer to the forthcoming documentary to their ‘Gulf to Gulf Odyssey.’

Try These Pelvis Stretches for Paddlers

05.08.2014 //

A few simple hip stretches for paddlers stretches can fix major hidden pelvis issues, helping you feel good in your boat and top of your game on the river.

Rides: Joe Pikul’s Cedar Strip Prospector

05.01.2014 //

By Katie McKy Here’s something that all fathers should know: Telling a kid “you can’t do that” is the best way to make sure he will do it. Even if it takes him 15 years. When Joe Pikul wanted to buy a canoe kit advertised in the back of Popular Mechanics, his dad said no—the […]

Pelican 1500 Case

04.01.2014 //

When water and impact protection are your top priority it’s hard to go wrong with Pelican’s durable hard-shell plastic cases—especially when space and weight are not the biggest concerns.

American Rivers: 51 Dams Removed in 2013

03.05.2014 //

Last year communities in 18 different states removed 51 outdated or unsafe dams throughout the country, restoring waterways for everyone from fish to floaters.

The Hard Line

03.05.2014 //

The latest of the Frank Wolf canoe expeditions was to complete the new—and crazy hard—400-mile route across the wilderness of Labrador and northern Quebec.

5 Shoulder Tips to Hone Your Paddle Stroke

02.24.2014 //

Paddlers are pre-disposed to shoulder injuries, but paddlers can avoid them. Athlete Kim Becker offers five savvy shoulder tips hone paddle stroke.

What’s in Your Kayak?

02.18.2014 //

Walter White and Los Pollos Hermanos have nothing on the Chinese kayak industry. Officials in Sydney, Australia reported on Wednesday that police had intercepted 183 kilos of methamphetamine in a shipment of sit-on-top kayaks from China. They arrested five people. The customs officials were inspecting a shipment of 27 kayaks when they discovered bundles of […]

Ben Marr’s Epic Surf on the Ottawa

02.11.2014 //

About the Photo John Rathwell took the photo on May 16, 2013, one day before the Ottawa XL started. The athlete Ben Marr is surfing Ruins Wave, Ottawa River in Ottawa Ontario Canada. Rathwell always shoots a few motion blurs of big wave surfing. He loves how the slow shutter gives the viewer a better […]

Kayak Carnage Lesson: It’s Just a Hunk of Plastic

02.06.2014 //

C&K contributor Mike Bezemek learns an important lesson during his swim and kayak carnage. Sometimes, it’s just a hunk of plastic.

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