August 2005 Table of Contents
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ON THE COVER
John grace musters his mojo for yet another drop on British Columbia’s Mosley Creek.
Cover Photo by Johnnie Kern
MOSLEY MEGADOSE – A bold crew of backcountry boaters helicopters into the heart of British Columbia’s Coast Range to become the first to run Mosley Creek. They behold scenery so astounding it could make an atheist kneel and pray, and challenge an inhospitable river that cares not whether they survive. By Mike Kord
THE PROPOSAL PORTAGE – envisioning a lifetime of adventure together, a confident canoeist defies logic and pops the question in the middle of the most toilsome portage on a 1,400-mile journey between lake superior and hudson bay. By Andy Breckenridge
READER EXPOSURE – compare your shutterbug skill against those of our 2005 reader photo contest winners and consider entering next year’s contest yourself.
MALIGNE LAKE, ALBERTA – The weather played fickle for only so long, and the Canadian Rockies eventually revealed their unmatched beauty on a final, sunny day. By John Marshall
WHIDBEY ISLAND – It might seem counterintuitive to plan a paddling trip just shy of the world-famous San Juan Islands, but the advantages will quickly become apparent. By John Burbridge
DAY TRIPS: BOSTON – The RedSox are in the hunt and the Patriots are in training camp, so why aren’t you on the Charles River? By Craig Romano
ANWR ENDANGERED – The Bush administration has moved to open the refuge to drilling, but environmentalists aren’t backing down.
by Carl Pope, Sierra Club Executive Director
Q & A: Jon Bowermaster – The adventure writer is kayaking around the world – one continent at a time.
BOATER OF THE MONTH – Tsunami Rangers cofounder Eric Soares has survivied everything the ocean could throw at him.
‘CORE EXPLORATIONS – Lonnie Dupree and Eric Larsen continue their first-ever summer crossing of the Artic Ocean.
PADDLE SWILL – Wild Spirit smolders in your belly like a backyard fire pit.
PICKING A CREW
TIPS FROM THE FIELD
WHITEWATER TECHNIQUE – Stroke work for spinouts. By Mary DeRiemer
SEA KAYAK TECHNIQUE – Make sure the boat fits. By John Meyer
CANOE TECHNIQUE – Braking and backing up. By Steve Salins
GEAR TO GO
REVIEW: canoes –
six versatile boats to help you get out on the water.
By Curt Newsome
Compact waterproof binoculars are ideal for paddlers. By Tim Farmer
NEW PRODUCTS: New boats, paddles and shoes…7 new products to die for.
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