Dave Shively

Dave Shively

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Slalom Worlds Day 2: Lefevre Into Finals as Hradilek Falters

09.19.2014 //

By Joe Potoczak Another world champion has been dethroned. Vavrinec Hradilek, the 2013 world champion and 2012 Olympic silver medalist from the Czech Republic, finished his semifinal run in 22nd place, leaving him out of the final and guaranteeing that we will have a new champion in K-1 this year. There’s still a chance that […]

Going Source to Sea on the Missouri-Mississippi

09.15.2014 //

Catching up with Paul Gamache, the second American to paddle the entire length the country’s longest watershed, after 3,900 miles down the the Missouri-Mississippi river system from Montana to the Gulf of Mexico. Gamache’s source-to-sea epic took 78 days to complete.

Smashing Pumpkin Paddling Dreams

09.08.2014 //

Kyle Fox had a dream. All he needed was the right pumpkin.
Fox’s hopes of one day running a river in a giant pumpkin became a reality two weeks ago when a friend and fellow member of the Utah Giant Pumpkin Growers (and Rowers) association cracked a potentially prize 1,200-pounder, thus rendering it ineligible for the club’s official fall Weigh-Off.
So with a can of Expandafoam and helmet cam, Fox and friends headed upriver of Moab, Utah, to change paddling forever.

Big-wave Trials

09.05.2014 //

This year’s annual Labor Day Canada Cup served as Canadian team selection for next year’s ICF Freestyle World Championships — and as a trial run for a 2015 world championship returning to Canada, and to a big-wave feature, for the first time since 2007.

Newman’s Own Stikine

09.02.2014 //

In the latest Mountain Mind Collective Quick Flick, French kayaker Nouria Newman walks us through her successful run through Site Zed, the largest signature rapid on the Grand Canyon of the Stikine, which punctuated the first complete female descent of expedition kayaking’s benchmark run.

Heroes on the Missouri

08.25.2014 //

High water, cool temps and a chance rescue mark the ninth-annual Missouri American Water MR340, paddling’s longest nonstop ultramarathon, lasting 88 hours and 340 miles across the state of Missouri from Kansas City to St. Charles.

August 2014

08.18.2014 //

Foreword Road Tripping The Energy Issue Canoeing through the Bakken Boom Put In Transplants spark US slalom team Opinion Paddling through Climate Change Gear Packing for the NFCT; Solar Goods

2014 C&K Awards Acceptance Videos LIVE

08.09.2014 //

Watch the top moments from the six honorees chosen for the 2014 Canoe & Kayak Awards: Pat Keller, Sage Donnelly, Janet Moreland, Aleksander Doba, Team River Runner, and Jamie McEwan

2014 Canoe & Kayak Awards Results

08.07.2014 //

Aleksander Doba’s Expedition of the Year headlines the night of winners for the 2014 Canoe & Kayak Awards presented by NRS.

The countdown begins …

08.06.2014 //

The clock is ticking down to when we open the envelopes for the 2014 Canoe & Kayak Awards presented by NRS, starting tomorrow, Aug. 7 at 7 p.m. in Salt Lake City. We’ve counted your votes and we’ll announce this year’s six winners.

Return to the Rio Roosevelt

07.25.2014 //

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.

Grand Canyon Alone

07.22.2014 //

‘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.


07.21.2014 //

Voting for the third annual CANOE & KAYAK AWARDS PRESENTED BY NRS runs through midnight tonight (July 21)! Submit your votes NOW for all five award categories and be automatically entered for a chance to win 3 prize packages and 1 grand prize package.

Why Rush Through Paradise?

07.18.2014 //

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.

Crossover Creekin’

07.15.2014 //

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.

Sam Grafton goes big

07.10.2014 //

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.

July 2014

07.03.2014 //

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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