Dave Shively

Dave Shively

Editor for Canoe & Kayak Magazine

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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.”

Michigan Booze Cruise

05.17.2013 //

A look at one of the Midwest’s most popular kayaking events, this weekend’s 27-mile Short’s to Short’s Paddle, which has competitors race across a series of northern Michigan’s lakes and end at the Short’s Brewing Company production brewery in Elk Rapids, Mich., with a few pints to celebrate the arrival of summer.

Rescue for River Runners

05.15.2013 //

In Episode Eleven of the R3: Rescue for River Runners video lesson series debuting on CanoeKayak.com, Jim Coffey explores risk assessment further in order to create more efficient and timely rescues, highlighting a few specific techniques to create efficiencies in time-sensitive foot-entrapment scenarios.

Behind the Lens: Aaron Peterson

05.14.2013 //

Michigan photographer nails storm kayaking image for the May 2013 cover.


05.14.2013 //

This fourth episode in the five-part Powell to Powell series explores the vast wilderness stretches of the Colorado River above Lake Powell and the small steps that users can take to demand protection for such a high-value resource.

6 Things You Never Knew …

05.08.2013 //

Lessons learned from organizing a multi-sport paddling race. Case study: This weekend’s successful Sandy River Showdown in Oregon, which combined a three-mile downhill mountain-bike race leg with an eight-mile kayak race.


05.08.2013 //

Colorado-based nonprofit Ríos to Rivers uses kayaking and exchange to educate young boaters about the impact of dams on rivers and build a cross-cultural dialogue about the value of free-flowing rivers and the need to balance development with conservation.


05.07.2013 //

This third episode in the five-part Powell to Powell series debuting on CanoeKayak.com explores the booming natural-gas fracking industry and the continued stress of agriculture.

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