Catching up with Dave Freeman and fellow Minnesota adventurer Paul Schurke, who earlier this month completed a 400-mile canoe descent of the Brazilian Amazon’s storied Rio Roosevelt.
‘Why Rush Through Paradise’ explores the longest continuous wilderness river in the Lower 48 through the solo experience of paddler-filmmaker John Nestler, while weaving in the perspective of prominent Grand Canyon boaters.
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Teaser for “Why Rush Through Paradise?” a film debuting next week on CanoeKayak.com, as contributor John Nestler spends 27 days alone exploring the Grand Canyon: the longest continuous wilderness river in the Lower 48.
Kayakers continue taking “crossover boats,” to new lengths. Mountain Mind Collective’s Brendan Wells tests out a Dagger Katana this winter on a stretch he knows well: the Green Truss section of Washington’s White Salmon River.
Icicle TV was on-hand to capture the action from a few of Washington kayaker Sam Grafton’s 37 hair-raising, high-water runs of Washington’s chaotic Tumwater Canyon of the Wenatchee.
Foreword Wild Places Wilderness Pioneers who protected sacred paddling Put In Reopening the “Relentless River of Everest” Aquaphile Aldo Leopold’s canoe journey to the Colorado delta Gear Canoe Paddles; Camp Essentials
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Benjamin Hjort’s scrolling photo feature on an international team’s kayak expedition through Russia’s remote Altai region, with runs of Siberia’s legendary Sumul’ta, Chuya, and Bashkaus rivers.
“Exploring Antioquia,” the second in a series of Mountain Mind Collective feature episodes debuting exclusively on CanoeKayak.com, follows a team of international paddlers’ pair of first descents on a big-water canyon section of Rio Cauca, and then 55 miles down the politically unstable Rio Nechi, “a steep river deep within Colombia’s narco-ruled jungles.”
Expedition lowdown from six young canoe-trippers who departed Duluth, Minn., and headed to the Canadian subarctic, crossing 900 miles on eight river systems north to the Hudson Bay coast and the Inuit community of Whale Cove, Nunavut.
Video from 2014 Expedition of the Year nominees Darcy Gaechter, Don Beveridge, and David Midgley: the first team to complete the Amazon’s 4,300-mile, source-to-sea descent without raft support from its newly discovered most-distant source in the headwaters of Peru’s Rio Mantaro.
Competition survival tips from the Payette River Games in Cascade, Idaho, traditionally a freestyle kayak competition that private financiers have turned into a multi-discipline, all-inclusive, spectator- and athlete-friendly “marathon weekend of brutal competition” featuring the biggest payouts in its marquee kayak and SUP events.
Photo essay from Outdoors Inc.’s ever-popular Mississippi race in Memphis known for its spectacular mass-star, inclusive nature and on-water demos.
This is why I am teaching you to kayak rivers. The river will be the objective disciplinarian I can never force myself to be. It’ll reward you with euphoria when you do well and punish you when you don’t.
What to watch for as the NFC’s main event, a giant slalom through Jacob’s Ladder–generally considered to be the most challenging kayak race on the planet–starts tomorrow, with analysis of the marquee competition’s first female competitor, boat design, water levels, and a deeper international talent pool.
BY CONOR MIHELL Canadian sea kayaker Russell Henry is on the home stretch of his bid to set a new speed record for circumnavigating British Columbia’s Vancouver Island. A forecast of strong northwesterly winds convinced Henry to start the 750-mile, counterclockwise journey in Winter Harbor, a remote community on the island’s west coast, on May […]