56 Articles by: Conor Mihell
A New Point of View

A New Point of View

Catching up with Brad Tallent to learn what it takes to go on a trip like his Gulf to Gulf Odyssey and come back with a story like the feature film he just released.

A New Park for Lake Superior

A New Park for Lake Superior

With the Apostle Islands, Isle Royale and Pictured Rocks, the U.S. shoreline of Lake Superior is no slouch when it comes to wilderness sea kayaking. But truth be told, the Canadian side is bigger, wil[...]

Featured Destination: Paddling The Great Calusa Blueway

Featured Destination: Paddling The Great Calusa Blueway

Signs of civilization disappear in the watery horizons and verdant green shores of the Calusa Blueway, a 190-mile network of paddling routes on the Gulf of Mexico coastline and the inland tributaries [...]

7 Months Solo

7 Months Solo

Each year, the Canoe & Kayak Awards reveal amazing under-the-radar adventures completed by ordinary paddlers. The 2015 awards are no exception, with northern Minnesota-based photographer Gary Fied[...]

Superior Wilderness Warm-up

Superior Wilderness Warm-up

The more often I travel to far-flung locations for paddling expeditions, the more I appreciate the canoeing and sea kayaking opportunities in my own backyard—the “near-north” wilderness of Lake [...]

Seattle to San Diego by sea kayak

Seattle to San Diego by sea kayak

How do you follow up 2,400 miles of “pure adventure” paddling the length of the Mississippi River? If you’re Denver-based adventurer Rich Brand, you move on to saltwater, and set out to sea kaya[...]

RIDES: James Scarrow’s Souped up Seaward Quantum

RIDES: DIY auto-bilge system on a Seaward Quantum

A handheld bilge pump is far from ideal for emptying your cockpit after a self- or assisted sea kayak rescue, so Canadian paddler James Scarrow developed his own cheap, easy to build, battery-powered [...]

Let my People go Paddling

Let my People go Paddling

Petit cites outdoor apparel manufacturer Patagonia as Abitibi’s inspiration. Indeed, the company’s website is more focused on the joys of canoeing and sea kayaking through field notes from Abitibi[...]

Winter on the Big Muddy

Winter on the Big Muddy

Winchell Delano was shocked when his four-man, 2,600-mile canoe trip across Canada’s far north won Expedition of the Year at the 2013 Canoe & Kayak Awards. With the recognition came a $2,500 gr[...]

Grandma Knows Best

Grandma Knows Best

Deborah Walters isn’t your everyday grandmother, which is one reason her mission is so compelling. Last July, the 63-year-old retired research scientist launched her homemade stitch-and-glue sea kay[...]