Dave Shively

Dave Shively

Editor for Canoe & Kayak Magazine

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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.

NORTH FORK preview

06.06.2013 //

The North Fork Championship returns to Idaho this weekend, where an invited list of some of the world’s top paddlers (plus a top group of qualifiers) race a gated course through the crux of the roadside Class V classic. Chris Gragtmans lays out his first impressions of the course and field of competitors.

The Inside Line: Jerome Truran

06.04.2013 //

A deeper look inside the ‘Unfiltered’ profile from our current, June issue of Canoe & Kayak available on newsstands now, of South African Jerome Truran, one of the lead kayakers on the historic 1985 first expedition to paddle the Amazon from source to sea.


05.31.2013 //

An update on the Monterey-to-Hawaii kayak expedition previewed in our May issue. Originally scheduled to launch this April, two retired military friends, John Craig and RW Hand, rescheduled the departure for next Saturday, June 8, seeking to recreate Ed Gillet’s historic 63-day crossing from 1987 in a pair of modified tandem Necky kayaks.


05.30.2013 //

Chris Gragtmans reports from Virginia’s recent Dominion RiverRock festival, discovering Richmond’s thriving adventure sports culture first-hand after competing in four paddling events.

Asia Rivers Expedition

05.29.2013 //

Zander Martin checks in from Central Asia to give us a preview of his 90-day summer canoe expedition from Mongolia to the Sea of Okhotsk, hoping to complete his ambitious, three-year paddle- (and peddle-)powered journey across the globe, figuring out funding and route out along the way.


05.24.2013 //

The fifth and final installment of the Powell to Powell film series follows the group of college friends finish its Colorado River journey from the source by crossing Lake Powell in a solar-powered raft. The series points to the need for water-use awareness and progressive solutions, as the population of the Southwest will continue to grow, “the river will not.”

Paddle of the Sexes

05.23.2013 //

C&K Contributing Editor Kate Stepan delves into the recent heated debate on gender roles in whitewater kayaking sparked by the 2012 release of BDP Productions’ ‘Pleasure Strokes’ and the paddling community’s ensuing response.


05.23.2013 //

Day Two wrap up of the first annual whitewater freestyle and boater-x race during the high water year on the Ottawa.

OTTAWA XL—Throwing Screws

05.23.2013 //

The first annual Ottawa XL concluded last weekend, bringing the sickest freestyle tricks to an epic whitewater year for the Ottawa river. Overall winners from the inaugural event qualified for the 2014 Whitewater Grand Prix.


05.21.2013 //

This summer, four women will attempt to paddle Mongolia’s Amur River—one of the planet’s longest waterways—as a part of a National Geographic Young Explorers Grant-sponsored initiative to collect scientific data and raise awareness of the challenges facing “global rivers.”

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