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
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
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
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.
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
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.
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