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Revisiting the (Still) Relentless River of Everest

08.25.2014

From C&K’s July 2014 issue: Ben Stookesberry and Surjan Tamang reopen the book on the “Relentless River of Everest” with an improbable first descent of the previously unrun inner gorges of the Nepal’s Dudh Kosi.

Family Kayaking in Alaska

08.18.2014

Two sea otters periscoped out of the water just feet from shore, while an eagle soared overhead with a fresh catch in its talons.

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.

Ladies’ Ultimate Grand Canyon Gear Guide

07.24.2014

Grand Canyon Gear Guide: All of these items performed well under the Grand Canyon’s challenging conditions and met women’s-specific dimensions and needs.

Paddle Georgia Appreciates and Protects

07.23.2014

By Katie McKy Imagine paddling with 400 of your nearest and dearest friends in a Skittles-colored fleet. This is the tenth year of Paddle Georgia, a 7-day, 115-mile journey on Georgia’s longest river, the Chattahoochee. It’s a river that’s as fun to paddle as it to pronounce, with waterfalls, 100-foot granite cliffs, caves that once […]

Nobody’s River

07.22.2014

Photos by Krystle Wright Words by Conor Mihell The summer monsoon brought days of heavy rain. The river rose steadily, cutting its banks, flooding the flat, shelter-less shoreline of grass and willow. When the gale-force winds hit, the Amur River, now four miles across, turned into a hostile giant. “We thought we could always get […]

International Stars Prep for Slalom World Championships in U.S.

07.11.2014

In September, the world’s premier kayakers and canoeists meet in Deep Creek, Md., as the ICF Canoe Slalom World Championships return to the U.S. for the first time in 25 years.

C&K’s Guide to Summer Paddling Reading

07.09.2014

Daydream of exploring through Florida’s 1,500-mile circumnavigational water trail or Canada’s Thelon Game Sanctuary with this summer paddling reading list.

Why Paddle the Mississippi River: Part 4 – Tote that Barge

07.05.2014

The Rivergator crew grapples with commercial barge traffic as the Lower Mississippi River Paddling Trail-mapping expedition extends to Baton Rouge.

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.

DISPATCH: The Amazon’s first kayak-only descent

06.26.2014

Video from 2014 Expedition of the Year nominees Darcy Gaechter, Don Beveridge, and David Midgley: the first team to complete the Amazon’s 4,300-mile, source-to-sea descent without raft support from its newly discovered most-distant source in the headwaters of Peru’s Rio Mantaro.

Rides: Harold Murphy’s Innova Safari

06.23.2014

By Katie McKy Photos and Captions by Harold Murphy Harold Murphy is a septuagenarian who surprises. You might have ridden a bus, train, or plane with him, not realizing that the affable paddler’s Innova Safari inflatable kayak is packed in the cargo bin, waiting to carry him on yet another adventure. Murphy has his Safari […]

Russell Henry Smashes Vancouver Island Speed Record

06.19.2014

Russell Henry, the 22-year-old sea kayaking superstar from Canada, shatters the speed record for paddling around Vancouver Island.

Art Before Bulldozers in the Yukon’s Peel River Watershed

06.17.2014

The Yukon government has opened 80 percent of the Yukon’s Peel River Watershed to resource exploration. Six artists aim to capture the region’s beauty before it’s gone.

Rock Creek Recon

06.10.2014

Inside the exploratory first descent of Rock Creek Gorge, a gem buried deep in the heart of the Cascades where paddlers have been systematically hunting for runnable whitewater over the last two decades.

WHAT I LEARNED: Paddling the California Coast

06.09.2014

Hard lessons learned from Matt Krizan’s 36-day expedition paddling the entire Pacific coastline of California, from the June 2014 issue of C&K.

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