In the 40th anniversary issue, long-time contributor Wick Walker recounts how the sport of hucking waterfalls has progressed over the years.
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 […]
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.
Boulder, Col.-based design firm Recreation Engineering & Planning is recognized for its projects in water park design.
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.
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.
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, […]
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.
In this Gallery—The Other Portage, you can see the Congo Whitewater Kayaking Expedition Team. Photo: Greg Von Doersten
The Age of the Paddler-Conservationist
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.
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.
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.
You got questions, Eddy’s got answers
C&K’s list of what to pack when sea kayaking in the final moments of winter.
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.
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 […]