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.
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.
An hour-long television special about the best freestyle paddlers in the world competing in North Carolina’s Smoky Mountains.
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.
An extraordinary experiment is underway in a parched corner of northern Mexico where the Colorado River goes to die.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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: Whitewater photographer John Rathwell captures the fleeting magic of a Dane Jackson huck in Mexico.
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.
“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 […]
By Jeff Moag Sixty-seven-year-old kayaker Aleksander “Olek” Doba landed at Ely’s Harbour, Bermuda early this morning, 142 days after leaving Portugal in a 23-foot kayak. Despite storm winds that pushed him in circles for six weeks, and finally a broken rudder that forced him to divert to Bermuda for repairs, Doba reached the Atlantic island […]
Polish adventurer Aleksander Doba, 111 days into his trans-Atlantic crossing, recently turned away would-be rescuers on Dec 23, during his crossing from Portugal to Florida.
Honestly, you don’t need to bring your iPhone on a multi-day paddling trip. That said, the PowerPot V cooking/charging apparatus is very cool.