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Thames Pub Crawl: River Gypsies

08.10.2012

Dispatch No. 5 from a 150-mile bar hopping paddle down The Thames River.

Thames Pub Crawl: A Proper Failure

08.09.2012

Dispatch No. 4 from a 150-mile bar hopping paddle down The Thames River

Club Mend: Build Your Own Kayak

08.09.2012

Turning a box of wood into a kayak.

Thames Pub Crawl: High-Water Hangover

08.08.2012

Dispatch No. 3 from a 150-mile bar hopping paddle down The Thames River

Kayaking Ukraine: Welcome to Ukrainka

08.08.2012

Jeffrey and Giulio dock at Ukrainka on Ukraine’s Dnieper River and make some new friends.

Thames Pub Crawl: Lock and Dammed

08.07.2012

Dispatch No. 2 from a 150-mile bar hopping paddle down The Thames River

Unfiltered: Jessie Stone

08.07.2012

How a freestyle paddler is helping to fight malaria in Uganda.

Thames Pub Crawl: London Calling

08.06.2012

Dispatch No. 1 from a 150-mile bar hopping paddle down The Thames River

Testing Boundaries

08.01.2012

The Usumacinta has a reputation as one of the best river trips in the world, and also one of the most dangerous. It forms the border between Mexico and Guatemala through the heart of the Mayan region, a vast, densely jungled wilderness where traditional authorities hold little sway…because of these amazing features, the Usu became one of the world’s preeminent raft trips in the 1970s, and a prime winter playground for off-season Grand Canyon guides.

Testing Boundaries

08.01.2012

It took me two days to hitchhike from Haines, Alaska, to the Yukon highway bridge where Walt Blackadar started his fabled 1971 first descent of Turnback Canyon. I launched in a drizzle feeling quite puny, just as Walt probably did, which I guess was the point. I was alone, as he had been, with 10 days and 230 miles of the Alsek River ahead of me. Running Turnback was never part of my plan, though.

Testing Boundaries

08.01.2012

I always thought I needed to do something ‘legitimate’ for a living. Then when I graduated I got job offers in geology, and thought, ‘What do I need money for so badly that I’m ready to sacrifice my life for it?’

Testing Boundaries

08.01.2012

Rivers carve deep canyons and divide hostile neighbors. They cut pathways through lawless country, and beckon us to follow. It’s no wonder that river-runners have their own canon of unspoken boundaries that, from time to time, they feel compelled to cross.

En Route: Rails to Whales

07.30.2012

Canoeing and kayaking over 1,800 miles from Jasper, Alberta, to Hudson Bay on the thrift.

Kayaking Ukraine: Olympic Refugees

07.27.2012

Jeffrey Andreoni and Giulio D’Eramo are escaping London’s Olympic crowds by fleeing the country (for a month) to paddle Ukraine’s Dnieper River.

London 2012 Olympic Preview

07.27.2012

The (paddling) Games of the XXX Olympiad.

LESSONS FROM THE RIVER: It All Washes Out In the End

07.27.2012

Dispatch No. 5 from C&K Online Editor Dave Costello’s week at First Descents.

LESSONS FROM THE RIVER: Ditch the Heavy Stuff

07.26.2012

Dispatch No. 4 from C&K Online Editor Dave Costello’s week at First Descents.

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