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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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.

New Surf Spot in Southeast

05.14.2013 //

Georgia and Alabama’s Chattahoochee River is now on the must-visit paddling list alongside such other Southeast boating hotbeds as the Ocoee, Nantahala and Chattooga rivers.

Sea of Cortez

05.14.2013 //

Erik Boomer made this photograph of expedition partner Sarah McNair Landry during a rainsquall in the middle of Mexico’s Sea of Cortez.

11 Urban Waterways Get a Second Chance

05.13.2013 //

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced that the Urban Waters Federal Partnership is adding 11 new locations. In addition, two more federal partner agencies will join the partnership in its collaborative efforts to restore waterways and their environments.

Nutcase Helmets

05.13.2013 //

Being a long-time surfer and ocean sports enthusiast I’ve never been a big fan of wearing helmets. When one is needed, I’ll find an old skateboard or bike helmet to do the job and be glad when it’s over.

How to Set Some Goals

05.13.2013 //

Goal setting is relevant in everything from personal finance to lifestyle changes. The concept is relatively simple: make a goal and plan how you’re going to get there. Sometimes, though putting into practice isn’t so simple. What follows is my story about goal setting and my take on how to make it work for you.

A Kayak Surfer’s Angst

05.10.2013 //

This story featured in the 2012 June issue. By Sean Morley I don’t need an alarm to wake before first light. I’ve checked my watch three times in the last hour. I slide out of bed and creep downstairs, avoiding the squeaky steps, dreading the normally wonderful, “Daddy, is it time to get up?” Grabbing […]

Sharing Whitewater with My Mother

05.09.2013 //

When I tell people I go kayaking with my mom, they never picture us practicing our boof strokes at “Bayless’ Boof” on the Upper Green River or crashing through holes on the Rio Pacuare in Costa Rica. Yes, my mom and I paddle whitewater together.

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