Author Archives: "Jeff Moag"

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.

Google’s Street View Grand Canyon

03.13.2014 //

They’re calling it Street View, but we’re not. No matter how cool this is–and it is very cool–the Colorado River is not a street.

Yosemite Rivers Now Open to Paddling

03.13.2014 //

Yosemite National Park’s new Management Plan and Environmental Impact Statement for the Merced places paddling on the same footing as climbing and hiking within the park’s boundaries. The plan officially opens three coveted sections to paddling, including the Yosemite Valley, Merced Gorge and South Fork Merced.

First Descent: Michoacán

03.10.2014 //

This five-part series follows an all-star crew to the western Mexican state of Michoacán, a vast and completely untapped whitewater wonderland. Episode one features Dane Jackson.

Video: Record High Water on the Little White Salmon

03.07.2014 //

No one had ever run the Northwest’s quintessential Class V+ test piece at such high water. Here is how it looked from the seat of Todd Wells’ kayak.

Go-to Gear: Keen Water Shoes

03.06.2014 //

I’ve rarely found footwear that covers large swaths of river trip terrain over the long haul. Keen comes close with its Newport H2 and Gorge Boot. Often as not, I take a pair of each.

Behind the Lens: John Rathwell

03.06.2014 //

Behind the Lens: Whitewater photographer John Rathwell captures the fleeting magic of a Dane Jackson huck in Mexico.

Kayaking Mexico’s Final Frontier

03.04.2014 //

When Canadian pro paddler Joel Kowalski and photographer John Rathwell told us about this exploratory mission to the western Mexican state of Michoacan late last year, they added a warning: Don’t tell a soul until we get back.

Is Whitewater Going Big-Time?

03.03.2014 //

“If I was doing this for the money I would have chosen probably golf or something.” Those words of wisdom from whitewater superstar Rush Sturges, in . . . Toyota’s “Keep It Wild” advertising campaign? Today, it passed 1 million views on YouTube. Toyota plans to air the spot on national television. Spoiler alert: Sturges […]

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