March 2006 Canoe and Kayak Magazine – Table of Contents

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ON THE COVER

It’s rare that Mount McKinley can be seen so clearly. A solo paddler seizes the opportunity on Wonder Lake in Alaska’s Denali National Park. Photo by Michael DeYoung

FEATURES

Hidden Beauty – Iran’s veil of secrecy is momentarily lifted by a group of Western river-runners, revealing a land of stunning beauty with untapped paddling potential. Follow along as they encounter tumultuous whitewater, as well as a society that is intimidating yet welcoming, and eager to learn more about the outside world. By Becky Bristow

Mammoth Find – On an exploratory canoe trip to assess the Yukon’s Blackstone River, a guided party not only finds that it is indeed a great wilderness paddling destination, but also discovers something unexpected from the river’s wild and woolly past.
By Todd Shapera

Escalante Calling – The lure of a seldom-paddled river is too much to resist after record snowfall in the high country above Utah’s canyon lands. By Larry Rice


DESTINATIONS

Green River, Colorado – Kids, canoes and dinosaur clues. Two families combine archaeology class and paddling.by Tom Bol


San Juan River, Utah – You haven’t floated a desert river until you’ve seen the sunset glow of these riverside sandstone spires. By Lin Alder

Urban Day Trips: Reno – The downtown whitewater park is helping the biggest little city in the world polish its randy rep. By Mike Kord


PUT-IN

Chute to Thrill – Parachutist Miles Daisher takes playboating to an unprecedented level. By Mike Kord


Veterans Day – Soldiers are returning from the Middle East with less than what they left with. D.C. boaters are helping to fill the void. By Mike Kord


The Making of a Dynasty -Young Gun Productions’ latest DVD is its boldest ever.

Q&A: Justine Curgenven – The time is now for this daring British filmmaker who led the first all-female team to circumnavigate Tasmania.


TO Russia with Love – An international team of kayakers shows that their hearts are as big as the whitewater they run.


HOW-TO

T’ai Chi Paddling – Practice on shore for better boating. By Betsey Foster


Sea Kayak Technique – How does your skirt fit?
By John Meyer


Canoe Technique – Tips for solo canoeing. By Steve Salins


Whitewater Technique – Lean forward for performance.By Mary DeRiemer


GEAR TO GO

New Products – By the Editors

REVIEW: Gloves and PogiesBy Berne Broudy
REVIEW: New Rec BoatsBy Libby Bliss


RESOURCES

ADVERTISERS INDEX

SHOPPER

GIFT GUIDE

ADVENTURE PADDLING DIRECTORY

PADDLING SCHOOLS

PADDLERS MARKETPLACE


DOWN THE STREAM– Look for these feature in upcoming issues

Return to Tip Top Mountain– Completing a trip begun by his father, who died enroute, a paddler and his son venture down Ontario’s White River and up its highest mountain, overlooking Lake Superior.


The Glass is Always Greener – Using the sea’s greens and blues as inspiration, a kayaker in Washington’s San Juan Islands creates water-themed glass art when he’s not our paddling on it.

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