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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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.

Paddling Film Flops

06.19.2013 //

Ask Eddy, the beloved boating guru in Canoe & Kayak’s print magazine, has come to life on the website. This story featured in the June 2007 issue and was written by Frederick Reimers and Sam Moulton.

Texas Water Safari

06.18.2013 //

More than 100 boats lined up at Spring Lake at Aquarena Springs in San Marcos, Texas, on Sat., June 8 for the 51st annual Texas Water Safari a 262-mile canoe and kayak race from San Marcos to Seadrift. The most poignant moment may have come in the very last minutes of the race.

Let’s GoPro Games

06.17.2013 //

The whitewater part of the GoPro Games went off with a huge splash as major paddling names duked it out both in creek races and freestyle competitions and a new generation of female paddlers took the podium.

Water Safety with the U.S. Coast Guard

06.12.2013 //

Everyone wants to have fun on the water. The important thing to remember is staying safe while having fun. Canoe & Kayak teamed up with the U.S. Coast Guard to develop a series of water safety skills and tips to times fun and danger free.

Canoe & Kayak Awards 2013

06.10.2013 //

Voting is now open for the 2013 Canoe & Kayak Awards!

North Fork Championships: Day 1

06.07.2013 //

Day one results from the second annual North Fork Championships in Crouch, Idaho.

San Juan River Trip Gear Roundup

06.06.2013 //

C&K contributor Eugene Buchanan gives a run down of the top pieces of paddling equipment to get you and your herd of children safely and happily down a river during a multi-day trip.

The Kids are Alright

06.06.2013 //

In the 40th anniversary issue, long-time contributor Wick Walker recounts how the sport of hucking waterfalls has progressed over the years.

Unfiltered: Rocky Contos

06.04.2013 //

This story featured in the June 2011 issue. By Tyler Williams James John Achilles “Rocky” Contos is a conundrum. He counters his boxer’s name with an intellectual’s mind. His gentle high voice belies a gritty toughness. He runs cutting-edge Class V, but rarely seeks it out. A neuroscientist from Southern California, Contos began kayaking in […]

Cross-Country by Water

06.04.2013 //

Touched by stories of people walking, biking and boating across entire countries, California-based 77-year-old Beth Smith thought she would travel around countries, too—by paddling. These adventures later inspired her to write a book, Water All Around.

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