Author Archives: "Dave Shively"
Inside the 90-mile Adirondack Canoe Classic, a fall amateur event from Old Forge to Saranac lake, NY, that attracts novices and experts alike, including some of the biggest names in marathon canoe racing (who set a new course record), as well as nearly 300 paddlers across the racing and touring divisions of paddlers in increasingly popular four-person canoes.
Endurance paddling legend, Steve Landick, the subject of the ‘Unfiltered’ profile from Canoe & Kayak magazine’s August 2013 issue, provides more detail on a few stories from years spent racing canoes and partnering with the late Verlen Kruger for the pair’s self-proclaimed ‘Ultimate Canoe Challenge.’
On July 27, river enthusiasts from across the Northwest gathered on the Columbia River to transform their tiny paddle-powered crafts into powerful tools for protest. The Portland chapter of Rising Tide organized over 800 people for a non-violent direct action on the Columbia River called Summer Heat. The figurative line along the Interstate 5 bridge stated a simple message: end fossil fuel exports from the Columbia River Gorge.
Watch all the video highlights from the 2013 Canoe & Kayak Awards presented by Verizon. The videos include all six reader-selected award presentations and award acceptances, as well as Rob Lesser’s heart-felt acceptance for the Lifetime Achievement Award presented last Thursday, August 1, in Salt Lake City by an all-star cast of presenters including Sean Morley, Scott Lindgren, and Jason Craig.
From our July 2013 issue, Chris Gragtmans shares his thoughts, plus some footage and photos, on the record runoff event this spring on the Ottawa River, where a haddful of the planet’s top paddlers used the massive water to push freestyle kayaking ahead in new directions.
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo beat out the likes of New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Adirondack Senator Betty Little and a long list of government officials in the recent Adirondack Challenge whitewater races, designed to draw attention to the Adirondacks’ recreational activities.
Rios to Rivers is a progressive non-profit exchange program hoping to empower Chile’s young paddler-advocates along Patagonia’s endangered Baker and Pascua river systems. Watch the new film from the program’s first leg as the students prepare for their upcoming U.S. leg of the exchange on the Grand Canyon.
Voting ended at midnight (PST) Monday, July 8th for the 2013 Canoe & Kayak Awards presented by Verizon. At last week’s tally, many of this year’s nominees were still neck and neck, so we extended the voting to give you a final chance to make your voice heard. Please help us split hairs to make some of the tough choices outlined here.
Voting ended at 11:59 PM (PST) Monday, July 8th for the 2013 Canoe & Kayak Awards presented by Verizon. At last week’s tally, many of this year’s nominees were still neck and neck, so we extended the voting to give you a final chance to make your voice heard. Please help us split hairs to make some of the tough choices outlined here.
Can you say, “Caring about Quetico’s quintessential Canadian canoe country,” five times fast? Not as hard as the challenges faced by wilderness advocacy groups in finding and rehabilitating the historic and underutilized canoe-trail portages between the Atlantic and Arctic watersheds of northern Ontario.
World freestyle kayak champ Claire O’Hara looks ahead to defending her title(s) at this fall’s worlds, and discusses the rapid developments in training that have taken women’s freestyle kayaking to new competitive heights outlined in a new film from Brit paddler-filmmaker Polly Green.