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Kayak Fishing from a Mother Ship

03.07.2008

Southern California’s best kayak fishing destinations lie far beyond paddling reach. Those places are the thick kelp beds and rocky shallows of the windswept Channel Islands, spots the most audacious power boaters avoid.

Paddling California’s Mammoth Lakes

02.01.2008

Mammoth Lakes sits in the pristine beauty of California’s Sierra Mountains. Surrounded by a backdrop of fragrant pines and majestic peaks, the lakes are some of Califorinia’s paddling gems. In the typical winter there could be over 100 inches of snow on the mountains and makes for some tough paddling,but it’s never to early to […]

Canada’s Nahanni River: A Solo Paddle in Canada’s Northwest Territories

01.23.2008

Luc Bedard paddles a canoe, solo, down Canada’s Nahanni River.

Kayaking the Length of the Florida Keys

01.09.2008

At the top of his “to-do”wish list was a kayak trip the length of the Florida Keys. The Florida Keys are an archipelago of about 1,700 islands in the southeast United States. They begin at the southeastern tip of the Florida peninsula, about 15 miles south of Miami, and extend in a gentle arc south-southwest and then westward to Key West.

Canada Creates Huge Nature Preserve Sets Aside Over 10 Million Hectares in the NW Territories

11.27.2007

The Government of Canada has taken a major step to protect and conserve Canada’s north by announcing the withdrawal of over 10 million hectares of land, one of the largest land conservation initiatives in Canadian history near the East Arm of Great Slave Lake, and around the Ramparts River and Wetlands, both in the Northwest […]

California Kayak Fishing in the WinterThe off-season packs plenty of fishing action

11.08.2007

Feel that chill in the evening air? Even here in the gorgeous Golden State fall is here and what passes for Old Man Winter is on the way. Rather than pine for the days of summer gone by, savvy paddle-powered fishers are anxiously awaiting a splendid time of year. “The winter months are some of […]

Solo Canoe Trip on the Tatsenshini River

10.30.2007

I had already paddled the Nahanni river in a solo canoe and it was during this trip that the idea of paddling the Tatshenshini solo had germinated. The Tatshenshini is well known as a wilderness rafting river, but few people canoe the river, let alone solo it. The reasons were laid out for me by […]

Yukon River Quest ’08 Registration Opens

10.18.2007

Registrations are now being accepted for the 10th annual Yukon River Quest, the longest annual canoe and kayak race in the world, which will be held June 25 to June 29, 2008. The 740-kilometer (460-mile) wilderness adventure paddling marathon is held on the Yukon River from Whitehorse to Dawson City in Canada’s Yukon Territory. Entry […]

Washington, D.C. – Trips to beat the beltway blues

09.26.2007

INTRO Boaters in the nation’s capital know that the best action in D.C. will never play out on an episode of “The West Wing.” Whether you’re a tourist snapping cherry blossom photos or regularly nine-to-five it on Capitol Hill, here’s how to ditch the power suits and discover some monumental paddling. KAYAK TOURING: Strolling the […]

Kayaking Shark Bay Australia

08.28.2007

Dawn spread across Shark Bay, Australia’s most westerly point, and with the tide lapping at our feet we set off across the mirrored lagoon. It was a rare pleasure watching our boats’ shadows glide silently over the seabed because out in the open the northwesterly was waiting for us. We’d left Denham, Shark Bay’s only […]

Canoe Costa Rica

07.10.2007

Costa Rica holds bragging rights to endless beaches, fertile valleys, rugged cloud-forested mountains, and more than 100 volcanoes.

US Rafting Teams Prepare for World’s

06.28.2007

Members of the Timberline Women and Behind The 8 Ball rafting teams, who will represent the U.S. at the World Rafting Championships next week

Rafting Russia’s Bashkaus River

06.22.2007

Four rafters ruffle the iron curtain in homemade rafts.

Kayaking the Suwanee River

06.15.2007

Like the Jack Daniels’ in my guide’s hip flask, the Suwannee River colours my dangling feet in a warm amber wash. We are somewhere in Georgia, above the Florida state line when we paddle our Crayola-coloured kayaks around another serpentine bend. Six good ol’ boys are standing crotch-deep in the whiskey waters, the golden hue […]

Yukon River Quest ’07

04.04.2007

Registrations for the ninth annual Yukon River Quest, the longest annual canoe and kayak race in the world, reached the 75-team mark at the end of March, ensuring another record field. This year’s race will be run on June 27 to July 1, 2007. The 740-kilometer (460-mile) wilderness adventure paddling marathon is held on the […]

Kayak Caving in the Channel Islands National Park

03.21.2007

By Chuck GrahamA Canoe & Kayak Web Exclusive3/20/07 I scanned the brittle, pock-marked walls of a dark sea cave within Santa Cruz Island, one of the Channel Islands off the west coast of California. The caves harbor pelagic cormorants and pigeon guillemots where they roost comfortably in the damp alcoves. Bird-watching in the caves is […]

Owyhee River

02.13.2007

The Owyhee River takes you on an intoxicating desert run.

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