Zak Podmore

Editor-at-Large for Canoe & Kayak

108 Articles by: Zak Podmore
Watch: Historic high-water footage of Snaggletooth Rapid on the Dolores River

Watch: Historic high-water footage of Snaggletooth Rapid on the Dolores River

“So you think you’ve run all the big whitewater out West?” asked filmmakers Rig to Flip in a recent Facebook post. Not likely, unless you paddled the Dolores River in the early 1980s[...]

President Obama Designates Bears Ears National Monument in Utah

President Obama Designates Bears Ears National Monument in Utah

President Obama created a 1.35-million-acre national monument in southeastern Utah Wednesday, further cementing his administration’s conservation legacy. The new Bears Ears National Monument cov[...]

Film Debut: Dave and Amy Freeman’s Year in the Wilderness

Film Debut: Dave and Amy Freeman’s Year in the Wilderness

“This is the most beautiful lake country on the continent. We can afford to cherish and protect it. Some places should be preserved from development or exploitation for they satisfy a human need fo[...]

Photo Essay: Scenes from Standing Rock

Photo Essay: Scenes from Standing Rock

C&K's coverage from Standing Rock, profiling the paddlers of the Dakota Access Pipeline protests on the Missouri and Cannonball rivers.

Review: Deso Whitewater Kayak Paddle by Cataract Oars

Review: Deso Whitewater Kayak Paddle by Cataract Oars

Deso Kayak Paddle (cataractoars.com; carbon shaft $375, hybrid shaft $335) As one of the leading manufacturers of high-performance rafting oars, Cataract Oars knows whitewater, but until this summer t[...]

Digital Feature: The Confluence

Digital Feature: The Confluence

Taking the hard way into the sacred, threatened heart of the Grand Canyon

Grand Canyon Escalade: It’s Back

Grand Canyon Escalade: It’s Back

A bill introduced to the Navajo tribal government Monday evening has given new impetus to the controversial Grand Canyon Escalade project, a proposed cable tramway that could carry up to 10,000 people[...]

Watch Pat Keller Take Four Blindfolded Laps Down Gorilla

Watch Pat Keller Take Four Blindfolded Laps Down Gorilla

Remember, you’re not Pat Keller. If you still think you might be, check out this exclusive behind-the-scenes look into the making of the new short film With You. Director Steve Fisher walks us t[...]

Tragedy Into Strength: Inside Steve Fisher’s Dreamy New Paddling Film

Tragedy Into Strength: Inside Steve Fisher’s Dreamy New Paddling Film

Go behind the scenes of 'With You' and watch exclusive footage of Pat Keller’s blindfolded runs down Gorilla.

If You Build It: Columbus, GA Whitewater Park

If You Build It: Columbus, GA Whitewater Park

Thirty years ago, the brick mills and textile factories that once harnessed the mighty Chattahoochee River had fallen into disrepair. The river’s path through Columbus, Georgia was lined with defunc[...]