Dave Shively

Dave Shively

Editor for Canoe & Kayak Magazine

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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


07.03.2014 //

Voting for the third annual Canoe & Kayak Awards presented by NRS runs through July 21. Submit your votes for all five award categories and be automatically entered for a chance to win 3 prize packages and 1 grand prize package.

The Altai Experience

07.02.2014 //

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.

Mountain Mind Collective: ‘Exploring Antioquia’

06.30.2014 //

“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.”

Eight Rivers North

06.27.2014 //

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.

DISPATCH: The Amazon’s first kayak-only descent

06.26.2014 //

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.

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