Dave Shively

Dave Shively

Editor for Canoe & Kayak Magazine

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Keller Strikes Again

01.17.2013 //

Pat Keller explains his Ozone Falls first in this Canoekayak.com exclusive, taking advantage of this week’s torrential rain to open up one of the Southeast’s big waterfall prizes: the 100-plus-footer on Tennessee’s Fall Creek.

New year, new challenge

01.16.2013 //

A photo gallery and unique racer’s perspective of the fourth annual New Year Challenge, an all-craft, seven-mile race in downtown Seattle.

Honey Badger … and Cobra?

01.11.2013 //

While the Southeast has not traditionally been known for its large waterfalls, a crew of young “hucksters” have been chasing rain and redefining the paradigm. At the forefront is Pat Keller, who has more Southeast waterfall first descents than anyone else. We caught up with him and fellow paddler Hunt Jennings after their side-by-side second and third descents of 80-foot Cane Creek Falls in Tennessee. 

Ikkatsu Project looks ahead

01.11.2013 //

Film preview and update from the Ikkatsu Project crew, whose original mission to paddle Washington’s Olympic coast and survey remote beaches for debris from 2011′s devastating Tohoku earthquake and tsunami, has grown into new plans to launch another innovative expedition to south-central Alaska.

Still in the Raft Race

01.10.2013 //

Dan “Stuntman” McCain has earned his nickname by knocking off a string of hairy raft descents including Oregon’s 70-plus-foot Mosier Creek Falls and the old 125-foot Condit Dam on the White Salmon River. The 31-year-old Oregon State University grad student takes us inside his trip down B.C.’s Box Canyon of the Ashlu with the footage to back it up.

Pacific Crossroads

01.09.2013 //

Expedition paddler Wave Vidmar made some serious attention-grabbing waves this summer with his plans to retrace Ed Gillet’s historic 63-day crossing from California to Hawaii in 1987. After numerous setbacks and pushing his launch date well into the winter, Vidmar’s attempt fell far short of the 2,200-mile mark. Read the details about his boat and the end of the aborted mission here.

Pure Intentions

01.07.2013 //

Adam Bradley, a low-emissions, fast-packing adventurer known in backpacking circles for his Pacific Crest Trail 65-day record, talks about his impressive multi-sport human-powered journey this summer from Reno, Nevada, and across Alaska, including a 1,892-mile paddle down the Yukon River to the Bering Sea.

Going Huge

12.17.2012 //

Outdoor educator Adam Wicks-Arshack of Washington state nonprofit Voyages of Rediscovery looks back on a year spent reintroducing birch-bark canoe-making to the Ojibwa communities of Ontario’s Lake Temagami region, and then working on a series of massive dugout canoes with tribes back in Washington.

Blast at the Pass

12.14.2012 //

Six miles of paddling through tidal rapids in 40-degree December temps with horizontal angled rain and driving wind isn’t what most people would consider to be much fun. But for the past seven years, 100-plus paddlers of various human powered water craft plus volunteers, sponsors and spectators show up to race in the Deception Pass Dash in Washington State.

Skook Classified

12.12.2012 //

Episode 2 of CanoeKayak.com’s exclusive four-part series detailing the core sea kayakers developing an invitational competition at freestyle kayaking’s hallowed grounds: the tidal rapids at Skookumchuck Narrows, B.C.

Rescue for River Runners

12.11.2012 //

In Episode Eight of the R3: Rescue for River Runners video lesson series debuting on CanoeKayak.com, Jim Coffey covers the basics of setting up rope systems.

Inside the Box

12.07.2012 //

Check out the latest mass-paddling concept from sit-on-top kayak design pioneer Tim Niemier.

GALLERY EXTRA: Japan

12.04.2012 //

C&K contributing photographer Darin McQuoid takes us on visual journey with some more details from his July return expedition to Japan.

Skook Classified

11.27.2012 //

Episode 1 of CanoeKayak.com’s exclusive four-part series detailing the core sea kayakers developing an invitational competition at freestyle kayaking’s hallowed grounds: the tidal rapids at Skookumchuck Narrows, B.C.

Congo takes the cake

11.27.2012 //

Congrats to Steve Fisher, whose latest film release, CONGO: The Grand Inga Project, produced by Red Bull Media House and made in association with Fish Munga, won Best Film at the 13th annual X-Dance Film Festival Nov. 8–11 in Salt Lake City. Fisher also took home the Athlete of the year honors.

Safe is Smooth

11.27.2012 //

Take a look at this six of this year’s best whitewater rescue-capable PFDs, and check out C&K Contributing Editor Joe Jackson putting these vests through the ringer in our exclusive, non-scientific, extra-qualitative carnage test video.

Gallery (EXTRA)

11.26.2012 //

In the new December issue of Canoe & Kayak, available on newsstands now, photographer Benjamin Hjort made a huge visual statement about the paddling possibilities in his home country of Norway. Check out the behind-the-scenes action here and get the full story.

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