July 2005 Table of Contents


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ON THE COVER
Ken Whiting explores the west coast of Vancouver Island during the making of his latest video The Ultimate Sea Kayaking Guide


Cover Photo by Jock Bradley


FEATURES

GABON GAMBIT – Halfway through the arduos drag-and-paddle kayak circumnavigation of a new African national park, the author wonders, “Whose idea was this anyway?” By John Bowermaster

THE CASE FOR SOLITUDE – One author extolls the virtues of going alone, while the other advises not to throw caution to the wind. By Alan S. Kesselheim and Neil Shulman


THE BIG MUDDY – Like others celebrating Lewis and Clark’s 200-year anniversary, the Randy and Tom Expedition retraces the explorers route. By Tom Bol


WHITEWATER BOB – Open-boating the Grand Canyon is just one reason why Bob Foote is considered a modern-day canoe guru. By Larry Rice



DESTINATIONS


JOHN DAY RIVER – The river’s healthy flow adds challenge to the beauty of Oregon’s desert canyon country. By John Marshall


WISCONSIN WHITEWATER – A trio of amazing river runs helps define the BadgerState as the outdoors epicenter of the Midwest. By Larry Rice


DAY TRIPS: SAN FRANCISCO – The city that gave us Kerouac, Montana, and the counterculture revolution also offers some of the best kayaking on the West Coast. By Michael Powers


PUT-IN


GRAND CANYON QUARREL – American Whitewater and River Runners for Wilderness debate the Colorado River Management Plan.


BALLS VS. BRAINS – David Grove descends 101-foot Metlako Falls and keeps his head intact- but is it screwed on straight?


BOATER OF THE MONTH – From Russia to Iran, expedition kayaker Becky Bristow is always down for an adventure.


SEVEN RIVERS FIRST – A bold crew of soulboaters becomes the first ever to complete this punishing High Sierra multi-day.


HOW-TO

GOOD CAMP COOKING – Home-dried staples make tasty meals. By Alan S. Kesselheim


WHITEWATER TECHNIQUE – Entering the spin zone. By Phil DeRiemer


SEA KAYAK TECHNIQUE – Bedding down your boat. By John Meyer


CANOE TECHNIQUE – How to turn a Canoe. By Steve Salins


TIPS FROM THE FIELD

WEATHER WATCH

KAYAK WORKSHOP

CANOE WORKSHOP


GEAR TO GO

REVIEW: SIT-ON-TOP KAYAKS

10 boats that are sure to bring out the summer fun in you.By Libby Bliss


REVIEW: PERFORMANCE CANOE PADDLES

Beautiful lightweight paddles that are easy on your storke and your eyes. By Alan S. Kesselheim


NEW PRODUCTS: 13 lucky new products to make your life easier and more fun.


DEPARTMENTS

Contributor Profiles

Editor’s Note

Letters

Paddling Family-Style

Take Out



RESOURCES

Shopper

Paddling Schools

Adventure Paddling Directory

Paddlers’ marketplace

Retailer Connection

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