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Sickline Photos: Two Champions Repeat at the 2014 Extreme Race

10.06.2014

Both defending champions held onto their titles at this year’s Sickline extreme kayak race in Austria. Joe Morley from Leeds, Great Britain, put down the fastest line for the men and Nouria Newman of France once again dominated on the female side. Last year, Morley exploded onto the scene when he upset three-time Sickline champion, […]

Digital Feature: FUELS GOLD

10.05.2014

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

Timeless: Jeff Snyder at Peace on the Russell Fork

10.02.2014

25 years ago the Russell Fork, on the Virginia-Kentucky border, was a rough and tumble river running adventure where the only entertainment other than V+ rapids and nasty undercuts was the Snake Pit by the motel and pondering the river’s amusing ability to sort trash in the eddies. There was the shoe eddy, the oil can eddy, the bleach bottle eddy and eddies that can’t be cataloged in mixed company.

Behind the Lens: Jasper Gibson at the Molly Wave

09.30.2014

The Shot: Canon 5D MKIII with a Canon EF24-105mm f/4L IS USM at 93mm 1/1000 sec. at f/10 – ISO 400 Canoe & Kayak: The whitewater community is pretty tight-knit… What’s it like to work with these high profile whitewater athletes? Was there ever a moment when you felt “accepted into the group?” Jasper Gibson: […]

The Rio Grande’s Vanishing Water

09.29.2014

No other major river in the United States is going to change more than the Rio Grande as weather patterns shift. The snowpack is going to be smaller and melt earlier, the droughts are going to be longer, the monsoon floods bigger. I wanted to follow the river to understand how these changes are already impacting the people and places that depend on the river.

Photos from the 2014 Slalom Worlds

09.23.2014

As the last racers finished this year’s ICF Canoe Slalom World Championships on Sunday afternoon in McHenry, Md., the 2014 worlds had written its own page in the annals of whitewater racing.

Photo Essay: Packrafting Wyoming’s Absaroka Range

09.22.2014

This is a big, wild place. The Teton and Washakie Wildnernesses, combined with adjacent roadless areas including the southwest corner of Yellowstone National Park, comprise a 2.1 million-acre road-free wonderland. Few humans ever penetrate the heart of it.

Double Gold for Fox

09.21.2014

Jessica Fox produces a nearly flawless run in the K-1 women’s final, earning the Australian standout a second gold medal to cap off the 2014 ICF Canoe Slalom World Championships in McHenry, Maryland.

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.

Big-wave Trials

09.05.2014

This year’s annual Labor Day Canada Cup served as Canadian team selection for next year’s ICF Freestyle World Championships — and as a trial run for a 2015 world championship returning to Canada, and to a big-wave feature, for the first time since 2007.

The Empire State Strikes

09.04.2014

Photos and results from Beaverfest, where Labor Day kayakers celebrate New York’s best whitewater runs with two King of New York series races.

Heroes on the Missouri

08.25.2014

High water, cool temps and a chance rescue mark the ninth-annual Missouri American Water MR340, paddling’s longest nonstop ultramarathon, lasting 88 hours and 340 miles across the state of Missouri from Kansas City to St. Charles.

Photos from the 2014 Canoe & Kayak Awards

08.12.2014

Photos from the 2014 Canoe & Kayak Awards presented by NRS, August 7, in Salt Lake City. Photos by Aaron Schmidt and Jasper Gibson.

The Altai Experience

07.02.2014

Benjamin Hjort’s scrolling photo feature on an international team’s kayak expedition through Russia’s remote Altai region, with runs of Siberia’s legendary Sumul’ta, Chuya, and Bashkaus rivers.

Payette River Games: 5 Survival Tips

06.25.2014

Competition survival tips from the Payette River Games in Cascade, Idaho, traditionally a freestyle kayak competition that private financiers have turned into a multi-discipline, all-inclusive, spectator- and athlete-friendly “marathon weekend of brutal competition” featuring the biggest payouts in its marquee kayak and SUP events.

2014 Bigfork Whitewater Festival

05.28.2014

Photo coverage from Memorial Day Weekend’s Bigfork Whitewater Festival by Rick and Dody Sheremeta. The popular multi-discipline Montana competition marks the halfway mark of the 10-event Western Whitewater Championship Series.

Paddling the Colorado River to the Sea

05.14.2014

When we reached the Gulf of California in 2012, I’d not return to the delta until the river did. This week I paddled the Colorado River to the sea.

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