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Across Canada by Canoe

03.21.2006

When my brother Andrew and I told people we were paddling from Minnesota to the Arctic Ocean, the most common response was, “What on earth made you decide to do a trip like this?”

Escalante Calling

03.18.2006

By our fifth day of meandering down the wondrous Escalante, we are out of superlatives to describe this rarely run wilderness river in southern Utah’s redrock-canyon country. We keep using the same gushy adjectives-unbelievable! mind-boggling! stunning!-as our intrepid band of six pushes south past the narrow mouth of Scorpion Gulch, a tantalizing side chasm choked […]

Kayaking Belize

03.17.2006

Beautiful tropical Belize, with its junlge rivers and coral atolls, is guaranteed to make your midwinter blues fade away.

Reno Revival

02.27.2006

I’d been in downtown Reno for no more than 15 minutes when I saw world freestyle champion Eric Jackson shouting encouragement to his 16-year-old daughter, Emily, as she was throwing down in the whitewater park. Reno River Festival, May 12-14, 2006 So far there didn’t seem to be anything about Reno that would prompt Starbucks […]

Kayak Fishing Florida’s First Coast

02.14.2006

Kayak Fishing Florida’s First Coast by Mike Kogan Canoe & Kayak Web Exlcusive Jacksonville, home of Florida’s First Coast, has always been known for its outstanding inshore and offshore fishing. With over 68 miles of Atlantic Ocean coastline and 400 miles of river, intra-costal waterways (ICW), creeks, lakes, and ponds, Jacksonville has as diverse a […]

Boatmen and Bedlam – a Rafter’s Story

01.30.2006

A river-spanning log on a tributary of the Middle Fork of the Salmon could have brought a raft trip to fatal conclucion, but a team of experience rafters was able to regroup and get out. Read their experience.

Mammoth Find on the Blackstone River

01.13.2006

If you ask longtime Yukon bush pilot Ernie Onofferchuck which guide knows the territory’s remote rivers better than anyone else, without pause he’ll name Blaine Walden.

Paddling Magic in Greece

01.04.2006

By Larry Rice first appeared in Kayak Touring 2006 Paddling tandem through the deep blue Mediterranean swells, relaxed and in sync, my partner, Mara, and I abruptly spot a large reptilian shape floating near the surface. “Turtle! Turtle!” we shout together as the stealth figure dives. At the same time, a chorus of “Capsize! Capsize!” […]

Kayak Fishing at Estes Flats

12.22.2005

On a recent kayak fishing trip to Aransas Pass (A.P.), Texas, I was preparing for the Extreme Edge Kayak Fishing Tournament (EEF). This is a national event and A.P. was the last leg of the Texas Series. So it was very important to do well in this event. That is why prefishing different areas is […]

Hotlanta

12.14.2005

The Chattahoochee River flows right through town. North of the city, the Appalachian rivers call to whitewater boaters, while south of Atlanta quiet-water paddlers will find the mighty Altamaha and other rivers of the Piedmont region. Canoeing The Georgia River Network hosted a weeklong canoe camping adventure along the Chattahoochee River, which flows right through […]

C & O Canal, Maryland

12.14.2005

The sun was low as the D.C. monuments came into sight, and we knew that our adventure was nearly complete. It had begun 15 days earlier at the western end of the Chesapeake & Ohio (C&O) Canal National Historical Park. We could almost taste the steaks that awaited us at Tony and Joe’s, a chic […]

What Rafters Do in the Winter

11.22.2005

What Rafters Do in the Winter – dream & plan.

Paddle Destination – Madison City, Wisconsin

11.21.2005

By Matthew Magolan first appeared in October 2005 Canoe & Kayak The University of Wisconsin-Madison has been firmly ensconced in the upper echelon of Playboy’s Top 25 Party Schools for as long as the infamous magazine has been ranking institutions of higher learning. What more can be said about Madison after an endorsement like that? […]

Greatness Restored – New Hampshire’s Great Bay

10.31.2005

by Craig Romano A Canoe & Kayak Web Exclusive New Hampshire’s seacoast is only 18 miles long, the smallest in the nation. However, Great Bay, the Granite State’s “inland sea,” is one of the largest estuaries in New England. Fed by seven rivers and containing almost 5,000 surface acres of water, Great Bay is rich […]

Canoe & Kayak Destination – Oregon’s John Day River

09.19.2005

Oregon’s high-desert John Day River lives up to its wild and scenic status.

Oswegatchie River – Upstate Oasis

09.09.2005

By Alan Belford Taken from the October 2005 issue Perhaps Oswegatchie means “black river,” as Onondaga tradition claims. Or perhaps it means “coming or going around a hill.” Or maybe, as my friend suggested, it’s the trash talk you dish out to mosquitoes as you slap them: “Oss, I gotch ye!” But regardless of the […]

Boatin’ on the Bartram Canoe Trail

06.29.2005

by Paige Ponder Photos by Dennis Holt In memory of Mr. Peter Grey Cane Jr., who loved the Mobile-Tensaw Delta. All the fish are having a tea party, nibbling crumpets and celebrating. Mr. Crane is not slithering through the Mobile-Tensaw Delta swamps with his fishing rod anymore. But he enjoyed a lifetime doing it. Deep […]

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