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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Big River, Bigger Picture

07.05.2013 //

During his venture down South America’s longest river as part of his 7 Continent project, Mark Kalch discovers that paddling the Amazon was more about the interactions he made with the people who live off the river than the run itself.

Independence Paddle

07.04.2013 //

The how and why of paddling in New York City for Fourth of July

Best Canoe and Kayak Fireworks Shows

07.03.2013 //

C&K’s list of top cities to watch the Fourth of July fireworks display from canoe or kayak

Looking at the Lozer Year

07.02.2013 //

The 2013 Lozer Cup series kicked off this Sunday with sunshine and great levels on the Deerfield River in Northwestern Massachusetts. The solid field of competition produced a number of surprises leaving everyone guessing about who is going to win the coveted Lozer Cup at the end of the season.


07.01.2013 //

Voting extended through midnight (PST), Monday, July 8 for 2013 Canoe & Kayak Awards presented by Verizon. It’s your last chance to vote for this year’s stacked list of nominees across seven categories: Male and Female Paddler of the Year, Filmmaking Achievement, Paddle With Purpose, the Spirit of Adventure Award and Expedition of the Year, plus the Photo of the Year presented by Body Glove Footwear.

Who Wants to be a Lozer?

06.28.2013 //

The annual Lozer Cup series in New England brings a new edge to wildwater racing.

Peace, Love and Paddling

06.27.2013 //

Tommy Yonley makes history as being the first US paddler to race in the Rio Nazas Regata, pushing past the threats lying at border-crossing and international fright to win a race half a century old.

June 2013

06.26.2013 //

Prologue Exploring What Matters True Source The discovery of a potential new source of the Amazon ignites a race to (re)claim one of expedition paddling’s biggest prize. Put In Inside the journal of two intrepid explorers currently crossing the Brazilian Amazon basin from north to south. Destinations Looking at Equador

May 2013

06.26.2013 //

Prologue Living the Love Covert Operators Seven remarkable paddlers you’ve never heard of—fiercely independent kayakers under the radar Put In Grand Prix: How the logistical chaos of taking the WWGP to chile pushed kayak competition to another level. Destinations Seven unlikely gems to paddle

Help the Coast Guard Help You

06.26.2013 //

June’s installment of Staying Safe with the Coast Guard. Canoe & Kayak magazine teamed up with the U.S. Coast Guard to provide monthly service stories on how to stay safe while paddling on the ocean.

The Week-Ender: June 22-23

06.25.2013 //

The paddling season is in full swing, and weekends are full with races, competitions, adventures and overall fun times. Below are some quick recaps of what happened this past weekend:

Volunteers Needed

06.25.2013 //

In this episode, First Descents Founder Ludden opens the door for the public to help the cause.

Something to Give

06.25.2013 //

In this episode, Ludden talks about how developing First Descents was to give something to his aunt, who battled cancer and survived.

The Team

06.25.2013 //

In this episode, First Descents Founder Ludden gives credit to everyone that makes First Descents possible. Just like a river, success is as much about the team setting safety as it is the paddler running the rapid.

Amazon Express

06.21.2013 //

In this installment of flipbooks, team photographer Erich Schlegel captures moments from the fastest Amazon source-to sea descent lead by West Hansen.

Behind the Lens: Peter Holcombe

06.21.2013 //

This month on “Behind the Lens,” Colorado kayaker and photographer Peter Holcombe explains how some carlight maneuvering and good models produced a composition balancing focus between water and paddler.

Rack and Roll

06.20.2013 //

No matter what you hear about raging rapids, the most dangerous part of paddling is getting to the put-in. You can’t do anything about others on the road, but you can make sure your boat stays safe and secure on your roof rack. Here’s how.

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