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