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.

Author Archives: "Charli Kerns"

C&K’s Ultimate POV Camera Review

12.16.2013 //

This fall, the team at Canoe & Kayak subjected the newest and best waterproof POV cameras to a side-by-side comparison. We wanted to focus our test on how these cameras work in real-world paddling situations, without relying on tables full of specs and arcane tech jargon. We wanted to let the cameras speak for themselves through […]

Drift HD Ghost

12.16.2013 //

Drift HD Ghost has a lens that is the device’s best feature, built from Drift’s patented “Gorilla Glass” and adjustable to compensate for unleveled mounting.

ION Air Pro 2

12.16.2013 //

Sleek, sturdy and lightweight, this waterproof Ion Air Pro 2 camera is bullet-shaped in contrast to the boxy forms of others.

Ask Eddy: Will Insurance Cover Your Stolen Boat?

12.16.2013 //

This installment of Ask Eddy featured in the August 2008 issue and offers advice on how to deal with kayak kleptos, remove leeches and spearfish in Mexico .

Paddling Scotland’s West Coast

12.12.2013 //

Photos and Words by Tim Gent From Kintyre in the south to the Cape Wrath at the very top windswept corner of the country, the west coast of Scotland represents nothing less than a wiggly slice of paddling paradise. At almost every turn lochs cut deep into the lumpy mainland, offering sheltered sea room for the […]

Kayak Rescue Done Right

12.09.2013 //

A kayak rescue video early last November shows U.K kayaker Barny Young paddling with a few friends when one of his mates misses a line and pins bow first between two rocks.

2013 Whitewater Kayaks: Wavesport Recon

11.26.2013 //

To put Wave Sport’s new creek design to the test, we pulled two C&K staffers from both ends of the size spectrum: 6’5” creek-lover Nick Hinds, and 5’2” fireplug Charli Kerns.

From the Vault: Whitewater Parks

11.25.2013 //

In the May 2008 issue, contributor Eugene Buchanan found that though the courses at whitewater parks are artificial, the beatdowns are still very real.

Fight for the Chattahoochee River

11.22.2013 //

Who owns water? Two brothers paddled the Chattahoochee-Flint-Apalachicola Rivers last March and made a film about what the watershed means for improving water use policy in the U.S.

Fight for the Chattahoochee River, Page 2

11.22.2013 //

After our baptism at Smith Island Rapid we don’t cowboy anymore shoals. Our boat, the same old Wenonah camp canoe I’d paddled in 2009, its thwart now rotted out, carries the two of us, all of our camera gear and equipment, for 30 days with barely four inches of freeboard to spare. We are not […]

Fight for the Chattahoochee River, Page 4

11.22.2013 //

The Lower Flint River flows atop a Swiss-cheese geology of porous limestone filled with layers of ancient aquifers. The murky sapphire water of the Floridian aquifer, which provides water to the state’s panhandle, emerges from the lowland forest throughout the Lower Flint. When I spotted a stream of blue water dissolving into the Flint’s brown […]

Fight for the Chattahoochee River, Page 5

11.22.2013 //

We land on the broad, deserted white beach of St. Vincent Island under blue skies and popcorn clouds. There’s not much to say; Michael and my combined and separate journeys are best left in our own heads for now. We toast each other with cheap whiskey and run into the Gulf of Mexico, letting the […]

Fight for the Chattahoochee River, Page 3

11.22.2013 //

On the first day, I pick my way down the wide, shallow, moss-carpeted rocks of Flat Shoals. On Day Two, I squeeze down the cracks of a dozen unnamed ledges that cut like hardened scars through the time-softened canyon of Sprewell Bluff. I’m lucky. Recent rains have lifted the flow above the sharp rocks. For […]

Winter Kayaking: Upper Arkansas River, Colorado

11.21.2013 //

Upper Arkansas River, Colorado Colorado’s Upper Arkansas River Valley is mostly ranch and farm land, largely undeveloped, and bookended on the west by the magnificent Sawatch Range with 15 summits rising to 14,000 feet or higher, and the Mosquito Range to the east, which boast several 13,000-foot peaks of its own. Slicing through this high […]

ICF Votes to Add Women’s Canoe to Tokyo Olympics

11.18.2013 //

The International Canoe Federation Board of Directors motioned to support the inclusion of C-1 women events in the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games.

Whitewater Women Web Series Episode 2

11.14.2013 //

The second episode of the TiTS DEEP webisode series explores the woman behind the camera. That’s right, this is an all-woman project right down to the crew.

Exploring Bosnia by Packraft

11.07.2013 //

In this flipbook, writer Forrest McCarthy and photographer Moe Witschard explore the extraordinary rivers and troubled history of Bosnia by packraft.

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