Dave Shively

Dave Shively

Editor for Canoe & Kayak Magazine

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Under Human Power

03.08.2013 //

Darrell Gardner’s eight-and-a-half year epic self-propelled mission from the U.S.-Mexico border to the Arctic Ocean was inspired by a dream, not a last-ditch effort to set his life on a new course. Read more about the Santa Fe, N.M.-based registered nurse’s unprecedented human-powered journey that he began at age 50 and finished in August.

Lessons Learned from the Trans-Territorial Canoe Expedition

03.07.2013 //

Checking in with Pete Marshall, whose video teaser from the Trans-Territorial Canoe Expedition just earned an IMAX Award and a $25,000 prize, presented by IMAX, Newsweek & The Daily Beast, for exhibiting the keen “ability to take audiences on an adventure through explorations in filmmaking.” Learn more about the 130-day, 2,600-mile expedition from the Pacific Ocean to Hudson Bay documented in a four-part CanoeKayak.com series.

Paddling to the Public

03.05.2013 //

Two remote ponds and part of a brook in New York’s Adirondack wilderness might have been off limits to paddlers and the general public had a state Supreme Court judge not recently ruled in Phil Brown’s favor. But on Feb. 25, Judge Richard T. Aulisi ruled that the waterways Brown traversed are navigable and open to the public. Read more about the access implications of the ruling.

The Crazy Canuck

02.19.2013 //

A look at canoeist Kevin Callan’s new book, Dazed But Not Confused, which inspires wilderness adventure, and highlights many of the popular Canadian author’s paddling misadventures.

Boob Tube

02.18.2013 //

The story behind the recent release of “Tits Deep: Chapter 1,” which documents Canadian Katrina Van Wijk and a cadre of hard-charging ladies road-tripping and kayaking around the U.S., hitting whitewater hot-spots from Washington state to West Virginia.

Best of the Rest

02.15.2013 //

A photo-essay flipbook featuring our favorite picks from the past 40 years of paddling photos that didn’t fit into our special March anniversary issue.

Skook Classified

02.15.2013 //

The final episode of CanoeKayak.com’s exclusive 4-part series, Skook Classified, detailing the unique invitational sea kayak competition to “push long-boat surfing to the next level” at one freestyle kayaking’s most hallowed grounds: the tidal rapids at Skookumchuck Narrows, B.C.

Who is Aniol Serrasolses?

02.08.2013 //

A look at Spanish paddler Aniol Serrasolses through the words of his peers, including an couple of eye-popping highlight reels from Chile and from Aniol his brother Gerd’s globetrotting, drop-hucking travels.

Skook Classified

01.30.2013 //

Episode 3 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.

Peak Runoff (Video EXTRA)

01.29.2013 //

Mission: Paddle one of B.C.’s most remote and difficult rivers to climb, and then ski, its highest peak. Exclusive video from C&K’s Dec. issue story of three kayakers doubling down on a 2012 Homathko descent by climbing and skiing Mount Waddington.

Arriba Alseseca

01.18.2013 //

Check out C&K’s exclusive video, photos and event wrap from the Rio Alseseca race, quickly gaining international appeal as one of the winter’s go-to paddling destination-races.

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.

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