Dave Shively

Dave Shively

Editor for Canoe & Kayak Magazine

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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.

Payette River Games: 5 Survival Tips

06.25.2014 //

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.

Making Moves in Memphis

06.16.2014 //

Photo essay from Outdoors Inc.’s ever-popular Mississippi race in Memphis known for its spectacular mass-star, inclusive nature and on-water demos.

Letter to my Daughter

06.15.2014 //

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.

North Fork Championship III Preview

06.13.2014 //

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.

Russell Henry is Destroying the Vancouver Island Record

06.12.2014 //

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 […]

UPDATE – Round 2: California to Hawaii

06.11.2014 //

A look into R.W. Hand’s second attempt to replicate Ed Gillet’s historic 1987 crossing from California to Maui in a stock tandem sea kayak. Hand, a 57-year-old retired Federal Air Marshal, aborted expedition after 12 days trying to paddle off the California coast.

Rio Baker Runs Free

06.10.2014 //

Today, Chile’s Committee of Ministers ruled unanimously against a controversial five-dam hydroelectric project that would’ve threatened two wild and classic rivers flowing through the South American nation’s southern Patagonia region. 

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