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Paddle to D.C. Dispatches III: Upstream Travel advice

10.10.2014

Dave and Amy Freeman, in the midst of Paddle to D.C., a 100-day, 2,000-mile journey by water from Minnesota to Washington, D.C., in order to protect the Boundary Waters from sulfide ore mining, share tips on upstream travel.

Paddle to D.C. Dispatches II: Superior Paddling Destinations

10.06.2014

Dave and Amy Freeman, are in the midst of Paddle to D.C., a 100-day, 2,000-mile journey by water from Minnesota to Washington, D.C., in order to protect the Boundary Waters from sulfide ore mining.

Digital Feature: FUEL’S GOLD

10.05.2014

Paddling through American’s hydro-fracking boom at the high-plains confluence of Big Oil and Big Muddy.

Destination: The Quetico Canoe Country

10.02.2014

When Americans think of prime canoe country, they think Boundary Waters. And they’re right. But why stop at the border? Crossing into Ontario, starting with Quetico, opens an unlimited wealth of canoe country. This is what the Boundary Waters are justly famous for, only less crowded, less regulated, and with more options. This is not […]

Paddle to D.C. Dispatches: Lessons From the Grand Portage

09.29.2014

My husband Dave and I are 26 days and about 600 miles into a 100-day, 2,000-mile expedition. Our chosen modes of travel are canoe and sailboat. The route: Ely, Minn. to Washington, D.C. The purpose: Save the pristine water of the million-acre Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness (BWCAW) from the threat of sulfide ore mining. […]

Declassified: The CIA Canoe Commuters

09.21.2014

“When things seem to be settling into a pattern of sustained wackiness either at home or in the office, a fixed point of reference like a canoe crossing is useful even if it is brief.” –Robert Sinclair in a recently declassified CIA document.

Lefevre Gold at 2014 Slalom Worlds

09.20.2014

By Joe Potoczak Fabien Lefevre, the young French superstar turned American veteran, today won the 2014 C-1 world championship at home in his adopted country. It’s Lefevre’s seventh ICF world championship gold, but his first in C-1, and first as an American. “I had the crowd on my side, pushing me downstream,” Lefevre says. The […]

Over 600 paddlers tackle Adirondack Canoe Classic

09.10.2014

Michigan paddlers came up big again in this year’s 90-mile Adirondack Canoe Classic in upstate New York, which divided a field of over 600 paddlers into a non-competitive open touring division and more hotly contested classes ranging from solo guideboats to eight-person voyageur canoes.

Rides: Herbert Howe’s Alumacraft 18.6

09.08.2014

Big Al was like your parents’ Buick. The Alumacraft 18.6 turned well, was stable, took a bruising and just kept cruising.

The 1969 DesPlaines Canoe Marathon

09.07.2014

By DON MUEGGENBORG Don Mueggenborg has paddled the DesPlaines Canoe Marathon every year except once since 1969. He’s been a race volunteer since 1994, Chairman, and Registrar the last 10 years. This is the story of his first canoe race. “Hey, Mugs, there’s a canoe race up north on Sunday. Want to see what it’s […]

Goods for the Northern Forest Canoe Trail

08.26.2014

A look at C&K Editor-at-Large Alan Kesselheim’s packing list for his summer sojourn on the portage-studded 740-mile Northern Forest Canoe Trail route from New York to Maine.

The Canoe: Wenonah Spirit II in Tuf-weave

08.25.2014

NFCT Gear: Wenonah’s Tuf-weave fiberglass blend is durable, less expensive than Kevlar, and relatively light.

The 2014 C&K Award for Lifetime Achievement: Jamie McEwan

08.09.2014

Jamie was as Renaissance a man as you can get in this day and age. He was an everything boater: a river runner, a racer, a play boater, an expedition boater. He was much more than that though.

Old Town NEXT

08.05.2014

        Old Town NEXT Taking the best from canoes and kayaks, the NEXT may be the ultimate solo tripping boat. The 13-foot-long hybrid combines the solo paddling performance of a sea kayak with the load carrying and confidence-inspiring open design of a canoe. Load it with up to 450 pounds of gear, […]

Raft-a-Palooza versus Floatzilla!

08.01.2014

On Sunday, a small New Hampshire community will do its best to slay FloatZilla, and claim the Guinness World Record for their beloved Lake Winnipesaukee.

Canoe Journey Challenges Enbridge Pipeline

07.29.2014

A war canoe travels the British Columbia coast to raise awareness of the threat posed by tankers hauling tar sands crude to Asia.

Return to the Rio Roosevelt

07.25.2014

Catching up with Dave Freeman and fellow Minnesota adventurer Paul Schurke, who earlier this month completed a 400-mile canoe descent of the Brazilian Amazon’s storied Rio Roosevelt.

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