Dave Shively

Dave Shively

Editor for Canoe & Kayak Magazine

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90-Mile Monster

09.12.2012 //

Coverage from this weekend’s 30th annual Adirondack Canoe Classic, a grueling three-day, 90-mile race from Old Forge to Saranac Lake, N.Y., which includes over five miles of carries, following the first leg of the Northern Forest Canoe Trail.

Beaver Fever

09.07.2012 //

Chris Gragtmans reports from the festive upstate New York weekend of races for the King of New York series, which included two events taking advantage of releases on the Taylorville, Mosier, and Eagle sections of the Beaver River, as well as the Black and the Raquette.

AWP World Series: Stage 4

09.04.2012 //

Coverage from the Czech Republic’s Hiko Devils Extreme Race, Stage 4 of the AWP Whitewater World Series, where Kiwi Mike Dawson walked away from the talented international field with a big win.

Rescue for River Runners

09.01.2012 //

In Episode Five of the R3: Rescue for River Runners video lesson series debuting on CanoeKayak.com, Jim Coffey covers effective access and mobility principles to safely contact rescue victims.

Past the podium

08.30.2012 //

From the ICF Canoe Slalom World Cup in Prague, C-2 slalom silver medalist David Florence relives Great Britain’s Olympic paddling glory as part of team that took home gold and silver, the nation’s first medals in canoe doubles since the event was first contested at the 1972 Games.

Seattle Sprint

08.29.2012 //

Photos and results from this weekend’s 2012 U.S. Sprint National Championships in Seattle.

Preview: Devils Extreme Race

08.29.2012 //

A look at this weekend’s fourth stage of the AWP Whitewater World Series–the Devils Extreme race in Lipno, Czech Republic–with organizer Jakub Nemec and photos and video from the 2011 race.

Amazon dreams dashed

08.28.2012 //

Davey du Plessis, a 24-year-old South African adventure traveler, is in critical, but stable condition recovering in a Lima hospital after a harrowing run-in with Peruvian villagers along on the Ucayali River on Saturday. Attempting a solo, human-powered, cycling-hiking-tubing-paddling descent of the Amazon, du Plessis hoped to become the youngest person to navigate the river system source-to-sea. Tragically, a pair of young men shot du Plessis multiple times this weekend.

Heroes’ Welcome

08.27.2012 //

Coverage from the ICF Canoe Slalom World Cup in Prague, Czech Republic, where this weekend Vavřinec Hradilek received an overwhelming reception fresh off his Olympic silver medal showing and U.S. paddler Michal Smolen cracked the top 10.

Jolly Green Giants

08.13.2012 //

On May 27, Burton Greer and Nathan Zumwalt made a little open-boat history with the first complete OC-2 run down the Green River Narrows, including the notorious crux at Gorilla. See the video and read about the run in the paddlers’ words.

Finding Flow

08.10.2012 //

Brett Dufur takes readers on his 80-hour journey down the Missouri: “On Tuesday morning, July 31, nearly 400 misfit paddlers, weekend warriors and river rats from 37 states looked fresh and eager to take on the MR340—the world’s longest, nonstop ultramarathon paddling event … “

10 years of PaddlePower

08.09.2012 //

CanoeKayak.com recently asked PaddlePower organizer Kristen Senz about the 10th annual, two-day event on Aug. 18-19, which raises funds for a crisis hotline that serves people with depression, including those close to committing suicide.

Final Countdown: Amazon solo

08.08.2012 //

Inside the final preparations for West Hansen’s bold 4,225-mile expedition to solo the entire length of the Amazon River.

Voss like a boss

07.28.2012 //

C&K contributor Mike McKay’s photo gallery and report from Stage 3 of the AWP Whitewater World Series, the Brandseth Downhill Extreme Race in Voss, Norway.

Tsunami Debris

07.12.2012 //

Dispatch from the second, 30-mile leg of the Ikkatsu Expedition, where three sea kayakers are setting out to survey Washington’s remote west coast and looking for — and finding — plenty of incoming debris from the disastorous 2011 Japanese tsunami. See new video and findings from the trip such as the soccer ball that traveled 6,000 miles across the Pacific.

Dogs are Paddlers too

07.11.2012 //

Tips to river-ready your dog, from Lorraine Wakely, who’s taught her German shepherd and Lab-Doberman cross to run the shore on command as she paddles the Class IV creeks that flow into Lake Superior.

Doggie Style

07.11.2012 //

Outfit your water dog in high style with our favorite dog PFD picks, plus a slew of worthy dog-paddling accessories.

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