Author Archives: "Jeff Moag"

Whale encounters: How close is too close?

07.30.2014 //

This close encounter with a Southern Right Whale was either a transcendental example of interspecies communion, or an unconscionable crime. Take your pick.

Life on the Northern Forest Canoe Trail

07.24.2014 //

“I didn’t want something big to take home to my normal life. I want a trip like the Northern Forest Canoe Trail to be my normal life.”

Video: Kayakers Ride Whale

07.22.2014 //

Yes, this really happened. Right whale surfaces under kayakers in Argentina.

Rush Sturges and the North Fork Championship

07.10.2014 //

If you’re wondering why we profiled the North Fork Championship in the June issue, and paddling filmmaker Rush Sturges in the July book, look no further than Sturges’s latest release.

Smolen Bronze in Slalom World Cup

06.22.2014 //

Michal Smolen roared to his first career world cup podium, paddling to a bronze medal in men’s K-1 at the ICF Canoe Slalom World Cup in Prague on Saturday.

The Princeton Tec Vizz Headlamp

06.16.2014 //

The Princeton Tec Vizz headlamp is compact, light, sturdy, and intuitively straight-forward.

80 Percent by Jamie McEwan

06.16.2014 //

There should be a word to denote that special euphoria, that divine nonalcoholic drunkenness that comes at the end of a long, active day on and in cold water and snow.

Everyday Hero in Dramatic Crane Rescue

06.11.2014 //

The men were operating a crane on the riverbank, and Oglesbee happened to be the one wearing a harness. Suspended from the crane, he grasped the woman’s outstretched hand, and pulled her to safety.

Voices of the North Fork Championship

06.10.2014 //

A throwback look at the world’s best kayakers overdosed on the stoke of the North Fork Championship that started it all.

Remembering the ‘Cockleshell Heroes’ World War II Kayak Raid

06.05.2014 //

More than a year before Allied troops stormed the beaches of Normandy on June 6, 1944, ten Royal Marines in kayaks took the fight to the enemy.

Bill Mason’s Paddle: A Legend for Sale

06.04.2014 //

The highest bidder in today’s eBay showdown will walk away with a whitewater paddle used by canoeing legend Bill Mason, widely recognized as the grandfather of modern canoeing.

Paddling Life Creek Race and Yampa River Festival

06.02.2014 //

The Paddling Life Creek Race kicked off the 34th Annual Yampa River Festival in Steamboat Springs, Colo., May 30-31, 2014, drawing top-notch competitors to Northwest Colorado.

The Colorado River has Reached the Sea

05.14.2014 //

Since the beginning of the Colorado River Pulse Flow on March 23, the overriding question has been whether the water will reach the sea. A Canoe & Kayak team found the answer on May 8.

Kayaking Championships on National Television

05.02.2014 //

An hour-long television special about the best freestyle paddlers in the world competing in North Carolina’s Smoky Mountains.

American Michal Smolen Claims World Slalom Gold

04.25.2014 //

American Michel Smolen laid down a faultless final run to claim the gold medal in men’s kayak at the Under-23 Slalom World Championship in Australia yesterday.

Paddling the Colorado River Pulse Flow

04.15.2014 //

An extraordinary experiment is underway in a parched corner of northern Mexico where the Colorado River goes to die.

Thank-you Notes to the River

04.04.2014 //

On the last night of every GOALS river trip, students experience a brief “solo,” on which they reflect on their experiences. During their solo, kids compose a letter to the canyon offering thanks for the lessons they’ve learned.

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