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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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

Requiem

05.16.2013 //

Remembering the wave warrior Eric Soares.

Baja Sea Kayak Festival

05.16.2013 //

Around 50 sea kayakers ventured down to Baja, Mexico for the first annual Baja Sea Kayaking Festival hosted by Aqua Adventures and Baja Adventures on April 11-14. Curious to see how the first ever festival was going to be, C&K’s online editor ventured down the crew. Here’s what she experienced:

Rivers of Drought

05.16.2013 //

“We’re in a drought that is drying wells, fueling fires, and depleting reservoirs,” says Meredith Blount Miller, Senior Program Coordinator at the Meadows Center for Water and the Environment, a leading water conservation organization. “If trends continue, we could see conditions rivaling those of the 1950s ‘drought of record.’”

Freya Hoffmeister Escapes from the Cape

05.15.2013 //

No stretch of water on the planet is as feared as the legendary passage around Cape Horn, where gale-force winds, rogue waves, icebergs and summertime blizzards have sunk more than 800 ships. Freya Hoffmeister intended to paddle around it.

From the Vault: New Wave Paddling

05.15.2013 //

In light of the recent Santa Cruz Paddlefest, the Pacific Paddling Surf Series and the upcoming World Championships in July, C&K staff wanted to bring back a story from the March 1987 issue.

Rainbound

05.14.2013 //

Autumn is a wonderful time to be up north in Minnesota: The air is crisp and the people and bugs have long since gone.

Dirtbag Diaries: Superior Dream

05.14.2013 //

What does traveling 1,300 Miles Around the World’s Biggest Lake feel like.

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