Katie McKy

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Louisiana’s panoply of paddling adventures

Louisiana’s panoply of paddling adventures

The best of the Pelican State's five regions, from Louisiana's Cajun Country and the Atchafalaya wilds to urban adventures in Greater New Orleans

Rides: Margaret Webb’s Solo Mohawk 13

Rides: Margaret Webb’s Solo Mohawk 13

If you’re ever on Arkansas’s Buffalo National River and you see an empty canoe drifting on cyan-colored water in the shade of the bluffs, don’t assume that you’ve scored a boat. Similarly, if [...]

Rust Belt Paddling: Milwaukee Urban Water Trail

Rust Belt Paddling: Milwaukee Urban Water Trail

Explore Wisconsin’s largest city from the Milwaukee Urban Water Trail.

Rust Belt Paddling: Detroit Heritage River Water Trail

Rust Belt Paddling: Detroit Heritage River Water Trail

One of the things that is great about the water trail is you can be paddling in downtown Detroit with skyscrapers on one side and thousand-foot long ships on the other. You’ll see beavers and bald e[...]

Rust Belt Paddling: Chicago River Water Trails

Rust Belt Paddling: Chicago River Water Trails

From concrete canyons to wild backwaters, the Chicago River Water Trails offer engaging paddling opportunities.

Rust Belt Paddling: Pittsburgh’s Three Rivers Water Trail

Rust Belt Paddling: Pittsburgh’s Three Rivers Water Trail

70 miles of paddling along the Allegheny, Monongahela, and Ohio rivers

Video: Missouri Nurse to Attempt New Distance Paddling Record

Video: Missouri Nurse to Attempt New Distance Paddling Record

Traci Lynn Martin, a 49-year-old registered nurse in Kansas City, Missouri, wanted a new paddling goal—an ambitious one. And what could be more ambitious than setting a world record? So Martin went [...]

Rides: Jami Philip’s Souris River Quetico 17

Rides: Jami Philip’s Souris River Quetico 17

Jami Philip, 42, an Assistant City Clerk in Scandia, Minnesota, loves her Souris River Quetico 17. It’s big enough for two paddlers and her 60-pound dog, but it’s still responsive and light en[...]

Dog Paddling: Ed Pierson and ‘Wake Up’ Maggie

Dog Paddling: Ed Pierson and ‘Wake Up’ Maggie

Like in the Rod Stewart song, Ed Pierson, 63, an attorney-at-law in Seattle, Washington, wakes up Maggie…to go paddling. Maggie, an 8-year old mutt, is cat-sized at 11-pounds 6-ounces, so she’[...]

Rides: Ron Pekrul’s Eddyline Raven

Rides: Ron Pekrul’s Eddyline Raven

Ron Pekrul, 64, of Panama City Beach, Florida, had fallen in love. Suddenly smitten. Head over heels. Being a forthright man, he called his girlfriend and told her about the development. “Okay,” s[...]