82 Articles by: Conor Mihell
Millbrook Boats: Against the Currents

Millbrook Boats: Against the Currents

John "Kaz" Kazimierczyk’s simple recipe for innovative whitewater canoes for Millbrook Boats, one of the longest standing—and lesser known—whitewater canoe manufacturers in North America.

West Coast Whale Paddling

West Coast Whale Paddling

Kayaking in B.C.'s Johnstone Strait, paddler-filmmaker David Hartman captures a pair of resident orca (killer) whales behaving naturally in their Inside Passage habitat.

Meet a Water Trail: Florida’s Circumnavigational Trail

Meet a Water Trail: Florida’s Circumnavigational Trail

A growing network of paddler supporters is becoming established along the Sunshine State's 1,515-mile trail

Kayaking for Climate Change

Kayaking for Climate Change

Catching up with Australian Steve Posselt on his 2015 Kayak4Earth expedition hopscotching around the globe, connecting epicenters of so-called “climate chaos”—wildfire-ravaged Canberra, Australi[...]

Boundary Waters/Quetico, Minnesota and Ontario

Boundary Waters/Quetico, Minnesota and Ontario

The Boundary Waters is one of the most popular wilderness areas in the country. Thanks to the international border, though, canoeists can access quiet Canadian lakes in Quetico National Park. Noted co[...]

Suwannee River, North Florida

Suwannee River, North Florida

Flowing 170 miles across the Florida Panhandle, the Suwannee captures the rich biodiversity and friendly communities of the Old South. Otherworldly cypress trees, crystalline springs, and world-class [...]

Green River, Utah

Green River, Utah

The Labyrinth and Stillwater canyons offered calm respite for John Wesley Powell on his exploration of the Colorado River drainage in 1869. Here, the Green River meanders calmly through the 1,000-foot[...]

Buffalo National River, Arkansas

Buffalo National River, Arkansas

The Buffalo was designated America’s first national river in 1972. Starting in Boxley Bridge, Ark., the section under National Park Service management flows 135 miles through the craggy Ozarks, with[...]

Lake Superior, Ontario

Lake Superior, Ontario

A week after graduating from college, I launched
 my sea kayak near my home at the eastern
 end of Lake Superior, loaded down with enough
 supplies for a 400-mile spring solo along the 
lake[...]

The Big Easy: 6 Easy-to-Plan Paddling Trips

The Big Easy: 6 Easy-to-Plan Paddling Trips

By Conor Mihell Not all wilderness trips need to be complicated. These six classic paddling destinations provide logistically simple access to some of North America’s finest wilderness. Take the[...]