Dave Shively

Dave Shively

Editor for Canoe & Kayak Magazine

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American Amazon

07.26.2013 //

Mark Kalch, the only paddler to complete source-to-sea descents of the largest river systems on both the Western Hemisphere’s continents finds surprising similarities between the mighty Amazon and Missouri rivers.

POLITICAL PADDLING

07.25.2013 //

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.

Grand Ambition

07.25.2013 //

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.

Watershed Moments

07.22.2013 //

The result of Darryl Blazino’s pact with himself to live life now, A Brief Time in Heaven captures the magic in a series of memoirs detailing over a decade worth of canoe trips in the Quetico.

VOTING IS NOW CLOSED

07.06.2013 //

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 NOW CLOSED

07.06.2013 //

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.

Reopening the Gateway to James Bay

07.05.2013 //

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.

Love Your Big Muddy

07.04.2013 //

Catching up with Janet Sullens Moreland, 848 miles into her 2600-mile bid to become the first woman to solo paddle the length of the Mighty Mo’ from its headwaters (in Brower’s Spring, Mont.) to its St. Louis confluence with the Mississippi.

Salmon River Canyon

07.01.2013 //

Four paddlers tackle Oregon’s notorious Class V Salmon River Canyon in this photo report from the “Mount Everest of Oregon kayaking.” Between the committing rapids, epic shuttle and hike in, not to mention the rappel, “you’ve got one hell of an adventure.”

Claire O’Hara: She Got Game

06.28.2013 //

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.

IKKATSU PART II

06.25.2013 //

Watch the documentary, “Ikkatsu: The Roadless Coast,” and read about the next leg of the Ikkatsu Project, surveying the remote beaches on the island of Augustine and on the north side of the Alaska Peninsula, near the mouth of Cook Inlet in south-central Alaska.

Rescue for River Runners

06.25.2013 //

In Episode Twelve of the R3: Rescue for River Runners video lesson series debuting on CanoeKayak.com, Jim Coffey concludes the series by running through a river trip from start to finish, covering the skills learned throughout the series.

‘Sea to Source’ on the Columbia

06.21.2013 //

This August, outdoor education nonprofit Voyages of Rediscovery heads 1,200 miles up the Columbia River with a new dugout canoe-building expedition-project to create stewards, and save salmon near the river systems headwaters. Check out episode 1 from the project here.

A Father Remembered

06.14.2013 //

Friends and family look back on the memory of Bomber Gear founder Rick Franken from his memorial this weekend during the Animas River Days festival in Durango, Colo.

Inside Line: Destination Ecuador

06.13.2013 //

This installment of The Inside Line brings the destination story from our current, June 2013 issue to life, paddling the upper Amazon’s endless whitewater options in Ecuador with Small World Adventures.

Sticking the Fork

06.11.2013 //

Photos, results, and racer analysis from the North Fork Championship II, where Louis Geltman claimed a victory over a stacked international field on a slalom course barreling down Jacob’s Ladder on Idaho’s North Fork Payette.

The Hard Way to the Big Easy

06.11.2013 //

Canadian canoeist Dominique Liboiron takes us inside his eight-month, 3,270-mile journey, where, inspired by the memory of his late uncle, he became the first person to paddle from Saskatchewan to New Orleans via the Frenchman, Milk, Missouri and Mississippi rivers.

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