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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.

Kayaks Across The Andes

01.23.2007

Story and Photos by Michael Powersfirst appeared in Kayak Touring 07 For many years, the renowned Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan searched in vain for a protected northerly water route across South America. Finally in 1520, he risked his entire fleet of Spanish ships to sail on a perilous journey around the tempestuous southern tip of […]

Kayaking in the Galapagos Islands

01.02.2007

Kayakers in the Galapagos Islands experience their own epiphanies on the same mystical waters that inspired Charles Darwin. The Galapagos Islands have long been recognized as a sanctuary for rare and extraordinary wildlife. Now, they are becoming more accessible to nature-loving sea kayakers as well.

Ghosts of the Dubawnt River

12.20.2006

“It can’t be more than a quarter mile,” I prayed as the canoe yoke and pack dug deeper into my shoulders. With blackflies feasting on my flesh and sweat stinging my eyes, I counted the paces, striving to get to 50, then another 50.

Sea Kayaking in the Virgin Islands

12.15.2006

Story and Photos by Tom Bolfirst appeared in Kayak Touring 2007 “Shark! Shark! Right below you!” my wife, Cree, shouts through her snorkel. Suddenly the Jimmy Buffet song that has been playing in my head screeches to a halt, replaced by the sound of my pounding heart. Looking below my snorkel fins, I see it, […]

Crossing the Sea of Cortez

11.07.2006

by Ric Gelman and Dan Heldenreich first appeared in Canoe and Kayak Oct. 2006 There was no mistaking what we heard. The sound of so much air being expelled by enormous lungs was startling. How could a living, breathing creature be so huge? We were only 50 feet away from a massive finback whale in […]

Waterfalls on Colorado’s San Juan River

10.27.2006

A deluge on the San Juan River lifted a fun float into a new level.

Contoocook River, New Hampshire

10.17.2006

Like many Bostonians on weekends, the Contoocook River flows north, fleeing city life for farmlands and woods and finding special solace in the golden hue of fall foliage season, when the oak, maple, and birch trees begin to turn. And like some Commonwealth dwellers, the ‘Took can also be pushy and volatile, thanks to the […]

Dog Island, Florida

10.17.2006

Why to go: As more and more humans crowd the globe, it has become harder to be at one with nature. Dog Island, however, offers paddlers a place to experience adventure and inspiration in the shrinking wilds of coastal Florida. This diamond in the gulf rises up just south of Carrabelle, in the eastern panhandle. […]

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