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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Let’s Design Whitewater Parks

06.04.2013 //

Boulder, Col.-based design firm Recreation Engineering & Planning is recognized for its projects in water park design.

Mass Stinger

06.03.2013 //

After five+ years shaping, testing, of remaking the Stinger, Liquidlogic finally made a production aluminum mold. Now they have a means to produce enough boats for the demand. You all asked for it, and now you got it.

5 Tips for a Better Kayak Rescue

05.29.2013 //

Coming across a capsized panicked kayaker can be a stressful experience. But with the following skills under your belt, the rescue can go a lot easier.

Mullet or Taser?

05.28.2013 //

This story featured in the 2012 June issue. Will my Taser stop a bear? Eddy has never Tasered a bear, but he does know this: 1) a Taser definitely stops a person dressed in a bear costume; 2) because of this, Eddy is no longer welcome at his niece’s birthday parties. As for actual bears, […]

Classic Canoeing

05.27.2013 //

Established in 1893, Ontario’s 7,653-square-kilometer Algonquin Provincial Park is the oldest provincial park in Canada. It became a park for a reason and that reason involves paddling.

Gallery — The Other Portage

05.22.2013 //

In this Gallery—The Other Portage, you can see the Congo Whitewater Kayaking Expedition Team. Photo: Greg Von Doersten

Running Free

05.22.2013 //

The Age of the Paddler-Conservationist

A Call to Save Wild Temagami

05.22.2013 //

Environmentalists and the director of Camp Keewaydin have joined forces to call on the Ontario provincial government to issue full protection to an embattled wilderness area in the Temagami canoe district.

Cattle Kayaking

05.21.2013 //

Play kayaks may be getting shorter and rounder, but they got nothing on what Mullen, Neb.’s Glidden Canoe Rental puts its customers in. Located on the Middle Loup River, it shoves customers off in … water tanks for cattle.

Flatwater Spring Training

05.21.2013 //

The Pines rest in the middle of the two-square mile town of Indian Harbour Beach. The Atlantic is a mile east, and Orlando is about an hour northwest. It’s your typical beachside town, except for one thing: The Pines sits on the edge of the Banana River, and adjacent to the put-in to a seven-mile stretch of canal that is almost perfect for long-distance flatwater spring training. It’s so good in fact, that out of the 36 possible Olympic medals in sprint canoe kayak at the 2012 London Olympics, eleven were won by athletes that trained at The Pines.

What’s the Hitch?

05.21.2013 //

You got questions, Eddy’s got answers

Man Mission Gear

05.21.2013 //

C&K’s list of what to pack when sea kayaking in the final moments of winter.

We Got the (Le)fevre

05.20.2013 //

It’s always a pleasure to welcome international paddlers to U.S. races. But at this year’s U.S. Slalom Team Trials, their attendance came with a twist.

Overdoing it Right

05.20.2013 //

This story featured in the 2012 June issue. By Eugene Buchanan If Jim Lochhead’s stainless steel Sierra cup could talk, it could hold court—and coffee—among canoeists anywhere. Etched onto it are the names of Arctic runs like the Great Slave/Burnside, Yellowknife/Coppermine and South Nahanni. His homemade, 6-foot, mahogany camp table contains the burned-in names of […]

Gallery

05.20.2013 //

“Park and play” wasn’t in the lexicon of the voyageurs or Lewis and Clark. When the water ran out or the river became too steep, they portaged.

Gallery

05.17.2013 //

The times have changed and so have the cameras, but not what photographers ask of their boating models.

Where the Wild Things Are

05.17.2013 //

Canoe & Kayak’s top paddling destinations to shoot wildlife photography

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