Dave Shively

Dave Shively

Editor for Canoe & Kayak Magazine

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5 WAYS … a paddling exchange can create change

03.21.2014 //

A Grand Canyon paddler discovers five ways that the Ríos to Rivers’ international student kayaking exchange works to spread the global message of river conservation on the paddles of the next generation.

Top Pants for Late Winter Paddling

03.20.2014 //

It’s easy to dress warm on the upper body, but lack of proper gear will always leave legs out in the cold. As the melt begins, it’s never too late to find the right winter paddling pants.

Mountain Mind Collective: ‘Cuando en Colombia’

03.20.2014 //

“Cuando en Colombia,” the first in a series of Mountain Mind Collective feature episodes debuting exclusively on CanoeKayak.com, follows a team of international paddlers’ exploration of the remote waterways, dense jungles, and turbulent whitewater of Colombia’s Suarez, Samana and Caldera rivers.

THE CASE FOR … Conservation’s Next Generation

03.19.2014 //

How a paddling exchange taking students from Chile’s threatened Rio Baker to the Grand Canyon helped one writer realize that tackling conservation’s biggest challenges can start by helping the next generation of advocates focus on the small changes of simply understanding a river’s ecological role.

What I Learned

03.14.2014 //

Janet Moreland, the first woman (and American) to ever paddle the entire Missouri-Mississippi River complex, shares the lessons learned from her inspiring 223-day, solo source-to-sea expedition.

Many Muddy Months

03.14.2014 //

Paddling alongside Janet Moreland during the end of her historic 3,780-mile solo journey to the Gulf of Mexico. Featured in the March 2014 issue of Canoe & Kayak magazine.

True Source — Part 1: Discovery & Rivalry

03.11.2014 //

Go inside Jeff Moag’s cover story from C&K’s June 2013 ‘Amazon Issue’ with this a three-part multimedia story of the race to reclaim paddling’s greatest source-to-sea prize.

Rants and Raves

02.12.2014 //

Rants and Raves: Highlights from the Letters to the Editor featured in our March 2014 issue. Please send us your feedback to LETTERS@CANOEKAYAK.COM. The most thought-provoking letter wins a new NRS Zen Rescue Life Jacket.

Canoe Rigging 101

02.09.2014 //

The following is an exclusive excerpt from the new book NOLS Canoeing, by NOLS senior faculty member and program supervisor Zand Martin. The book is billed as “The perfect guide for those getting started and those who want to build on their skills.” It covers “basic strokes and maneuvers, lines, drills, rigging, loading and unloading, […]

NINE RIVERS: a C&K film debut exclusive

01.16.2014 //

NINE RIVERS is a short film from Hayfire Media’s David Hartman, Adam Biehler and Matt Perpick, who joined passionate canoe-tripper and born-again coureur-de-bois Ryan “Turbo” Forsyth for a 600-mile, monthlong journey across Canada’s ‘Little North,’ that pushed all four men to the breaking point. The film is debuting exclusively on CanoeKayak.com

New routes through “Green Hell”

01.15.2014 //

Poland’s undercover canoe-tripping machine Maciej Tarasin notches another South American first on Colombia’s Rio San Jorge in this exclusive translation of his late 2013 expedition.

A Holiday Report from the Caribbean

01.06.2014 //

Catching up with Russell and Graham Henry, the Canadian brothers whose bold sea kayak journey across the Caribbean has been an expedition of opposites thus far: Daylong crossings on windy, current-laced waters with crash landings on boulder beaches, and a layover on Richard Branson’s private island. After tracing the coastlines Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic, we hear from the Henrys before the biggest crossing of their expedition.

A Mid-Atlantic Holiday at Sea

12.24.2013 //

Somewhere on the Atlantic Ocean, midway between Europe and North America, Polish super-paddler Aleksander Doba is spending Christmas alone in a 23-foot-long, 39-inch-wide kayak. In October, the tireless 67-year-old departed Portugal. Next stop: Florida.

MADE IN CANADA Episode 5: B.C.’s Elk River

12.19.2013 //

Episode 5 of Five2Nine’s Made in Canada series features British Columbia’s Elk River, seen through the stokes of one of B.C.’s top expedition paddlers, Mikkel St. Jean-Duncan, and his wife Lianne Germaine. C&K caught up with St. Jean-Duncan to tell us about his favored hometown run and on keeping paddling and work local to balance a stacked schedule of elite steep-creek races and big expeditions.

End of the Worlds

11.27.2013 //

Update from the 2013 International Rafting Federation White Water Rafting World Championships in New Zealand, where the US men’s and women’s teams both finished seventh overall. Brazil won the men’s world title, while New Zealand won the women’s title.

Why Paddle The Mississippi — Part 2: International Appeal

11.25.2013 //

The River Gator crew celebrates the opening of the new Lower Mississippi River Water Trail in three parts, paddling the next section from Memphis, Tenn., to Helena, Ark., while exploring the river’s longtime lore and appeal in the minds of international travelers who visit its muddy waters.

MADE IN CANADA Episode 4: The Ashlu

11.23.2013 //

Episode 4 of Five2Nine’s Made in Canada series features British Columbia’s Ashlu River, seen through the stokes of one of B.C.’s top paddlers, Steve Arns

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