Dave Shively

Dave Shively

Editor for Canoe & Kayak Magazine

Author Archives: "Dave Shively"

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.

Loss on Lake Superior

07.10.2012 //

On June 17, Bob Weitzel, 57, died attempting to paddle around Pigeon Point and into Canadian waters during his 1,200-mile solo circumnavigation of Lake Superior. C&K Contributing Editor Conor Mihell provides a deeper look into Weitzel’s life, and into the windy, choppy conditions that led to this recent Great Lakes paddling tragedy.

Rescue for River Runners

07.09.2012 //

Canoe & Kayak has teamed up with open-boat badass Jim Coffey—founder of Quebec-based outfitter Esprit Whitewater Worldwide as well as R3: Rescue for River Runners—and Mike McKay from Five2Nine Productions for a series of whitewater rescue lesson videos debuting exclusively on CanoeKayak.com. Here in Episode Three, Coffey covers safe swimming principles.

Birch-bark heroes

07.02.2012 //

This summer, Zinser, Adam Wicks-Arshack and Dan Cassell, all outdoor educators who live in the Pacific Northwest, are organizing a birch-bark canoe-building project for native youth back east on Lake Temagami’s Bear Island reserve. Take a look inside the building process here.

Holes to Hoops

06.21.2012 //

In honor of the pro basketball season that could officially end tonight, writer-paddler-roundballer Josh Valentine asks the hard questions. As in, “What does paddling really do for my game?”

Ikkatsu Project update

06.21.2012 //

Photos and a report from the first leg of the Ikkatsu Project, a sea kayak expedition to survey the impact of drifting debris from last March’s Tōhoku earthquake-tsunami arriving now on the remote western coast of Washington state.

Goin’ Back to Memphis

06.20.2012 //

See a photo gallery from the famed Memphis Outdoors Inc. Canoe and Kayak Race, where, this Saturday, the popular, three-decade-old race and demo event known for its spectacular mass-start and inclusive nature (racers participated in 64 different boat classes and age divisions) was back on.

North Fork Championship EXTRA

06.19.2012 //

In honor of the spectacle that was the first-ever, June 9 North Fork Championship, we present an encore of imagery, with photos from Reid Morth and a fresh edit from Forge Motion Picture

Think global, paddle local

06.19.2012 //

A photo gallery and report from the seventh annual White Salmon RiverFest and Symposium, enjoying kayak and raft races on a southern Washington gem while addressing hot-button issues around the recent Condit Dam removal.

Coppermine 2012

06.18.2012 //

Interview with the international six-man team attempting an ambitious canoe route this summer across the Canadian north from Yellowknife, Northwest Territories to Kugluktuk, Nunavut. The 1,000-mile expedition will trace the length of the historic Coppermine River, from sprawling Great Slave Lake to the Arctic Ocean.

Awesome Dawson

06.14.2012 //

Catching up with Mike Dawson, 25, coming off his recent win at the Teva Mountain Games and currently looking ahead to his first Olympics representing New Zealand, plus video of his epic slalom practice course back home in New Zealand.

Rio Copon update

06.05.2012 //

Film trailer and the trip report from the diplomatic return trip to the Rio Copon-Chixoy in Guatemala, where Mayan villagers detained an international expedition intending to paddle the remote jungle river this January.

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