Learn How to Canoe
What you need to know to master one of America's oldest ways to enjoy nature
Canoeing down North America’s rivers is as much a part of the land’s history as hiking through its mountains. There’s a reason John Muir and Henry David Thoreau picked up the paddle. Canoeing offers an intimacy with the land few other activities can provide.
With the following lessons, you can pick up a paddle and carry on the tradition.
Five Tandem Essentials
|Virtual Coach: Tandem Basics
The fundamentals of tandem canoe techniques
|Virtual Coach: Busting the MITH
How to Carve River-Ready Turns
|Mastering pivot and sideslip strokes
Just when you think the bow rests easy, Paul Mason instructs on a crucial tandem canoe technique.
|Virtual Coach: Lift and Carry
Master the portage trail.