Google has spoken (or at least its analytics widget has). We tracked the data, looking back at the year that was, and we found the best stories on CanoeKayak.com decided by you, the reader. So here’s our Top 10 Stories of 2011, determined by number of page-views, with a few noted honorable mentions that cracked the Top 25, also listed by number of views.
|#4 The Flood Video Extra|
|The December issue of Canoe & Kayak magazine featured first-hand accounts of the floodwaters that swept across the continent in 2011. Our online video extra was a huge hit, providing true multi-media coverage of the “Flood of the Century.”|
|#5 Darrin Kimbler’s Canoe Trip Across America|
|Though his mission was ultimately thwarted by high water, our coverage of Darrin Kimbler’s attempt to paddle from the Pacific Northwest to the Florida Keys inspired readers.|
|#8 Liquid Liberation|
|Norwegian filmmaker Benjamin Hjort’s short video about paraplegic whitewater boater Caleb Brousseau was an inspirational classic.|
|#9 The Ellesmere Adventure|
|Kayakers Jon Turk and Erik Boomer were nominated for a National Geographic Adventurer of the Year award for their epic first-ever circumnavigation of Ellesmere Island the Canadian high arctic. We brought you the story and Boomer’s amazing photographs in September.|
|#10 Condit Dam Removal|
|Whitewater paddlers in the Pacific Northwest looked forward to the removal of the towering Condit Dam on Washington’s White Salmon River in late October. We brought you the story of one of the largest dam removal projects in U.S. history, and what it could mean for boaters.|
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