May 2005 Issue Contents


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ON THE COVER
Practicing Duffek paddle strokes on the Yukon’s Wind River.


By Michael DeYoung


FEATURES


CHANNEL ISLANDS, FULL CIRCLE – A solo kayaker tackles fear and avoids sharks on his circumnavigation of Channel Islands National Park. By Chuck Graham


PADDLING PORTUGAL – Medieval Villages and boat-banging rapids greet canoeists touring the homeland of sweet port wine. By Larry Rice


BROTHERS AT ARMS - Beating big brother, a 10-time surf-ski champ, is sweet revenge as Herman Chalupsky finally masters Molokai. By Joe Glickman



DESTINATIONS


MOOSE RIVER – A kayaker takes civic duty to the extreme on this intensely powerful – and politically charged – upstate New York river. By Stephen Lew


BLOODVEIN RIVER – Visits by wolves and 1,000 year old pictographs on a superlative Canadian wilderness canoe trip. John W. Lentz


SOPER RIVER – If the hairy floatplane landing doesn’t leave you breathless, the remote valley scenery will. Larry Rice


TWIN CITIES DAY TRIP – Can’t score a permit to the Boundary Waters? No problem. The Mississippi runs right through the Twin Cities. By Ken Whiting


PUT-IN

SYNTHETIC HYDRAULIC – Tao Berman finds yet another way to be first on the river. By Mike Kord


BALLS VS. BRAINS – Mama, don’t let your babies grow up to be sea kayakers.


MALARIA MISSION – Boaters fight to save lives in Uganda. By Dr. Jessie Stone


SOUND OFF – Montana’s Blackfoot River is free at last. By Mara Kahn and Larry Rice


HOW-TO

COOKING: DRY IT, YOU’LL LIKE IT – Delicious do-it-yourself meals are possible. By Alan S. Kesselheim


WHITEWATER TECHNIQUE – How do you learn to kayak? By Mary DeRiemer


SEA KAYAK TECHNIQUE – Getting the angle on your paddle. By John Meyer


TIPS FROM THE FIELD

WEATHER WATCH

KAYAK WORKSHOP

CANOE WORKSHOP


GEAR TO GO

BEYOND THE BOAT: Accessories to keep you warm, dry, safe and happy.


REVIEW: WILDERNESS-TRIPPING CANOES – Seven boats – seven materials…Think there’s only one kind of canoe for you? We put them to the test to see. By Curt Newsome


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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