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The Inside Line: Amber Valenti’s All-Female Siberian Source to Sea

09.27.2014

In 2013, four female paddlers set out to brave 2,500 miles of wild river in Mongolia and Russia. In the latest installment of the Inside Line series, we hear from the expedition’s leader, Amber Valenti, about running the Amur River — the third longest fully-connected river in the world. –Click here to read more about […]

Catching up with Sam Grafton

09.25.2014

After a collision with a paddling partner fractured his jaw in two places and compromised his 2013 paddling season, Index, Wash.-based boater Sam Grafton knew he wanted to go big this season. The accident happened on one of Grafton’s favorite runs—Tumwater Canyon of Washington’s Wenatchee River, which was flowing at a whopping 15,000 cfs. Grafton […]

Elwha River Unplugged: Whitewater Remade as Salmon Return

09.23.2014

“As boaters, we may enjoy the thrill of running a great rapid, but sharing that river with massive Chinook salmon and witnessing the feats they are capable of as they migrate upstream is truly awe inspiring.” — Thomas O’Keefe, American Whitewater

Mountain Mind Collective: ‘Battle of the Susitna’

09.22.2014

“Battle of the Susitna,” the latest feature episode from Todd and Brendan Wells’ production company Mountain Mind Collective explores one of Alaska’s premiere whitewater runs, Devil’s Canyon of the Susitna. As the crew journeys into the Susitna via seaplane, and the massive rapids of Devil’s Canyon, the quickly find out the greatest battle is off the river, with a proposed dam on the Susitna.

Inside Jon Lugbill’s 1989 World Championships-winning C-1 Run

09.15.2014

In 1989, all eyes were on 28-year-old C-1 phenom Jon Lugbill, who won his unprecedented fifth individual World Championships gold medal with “one of the greatest slalom runs of all time.”

Smashing Pumpkin Paddling Dreams

09.08.2014

Kyle Fox had a dream. All he needed was the right pumpkin.
Fox’s hopes of one day running a river in a giant pumpkin became a reality two weeks ago when a friend and fellow member of the Utah Giant Pumpkin Growers (and Rowers) association cracked a potentially prize 1,200-pounder, thus rendering it ineligible for the club’s official fall Weigh-Off.
So with a can of Expandafoam and helmet cam, Fox and friends headed upriver of Moab, Utah, to change paddling forever.

Blind Kayakers Begin Grand Challenge

09.06.2014

Best known for becoming the first blind person to scale Mount Everest, Erik Weihenmayer has set his sights on what, for him, is an even more daunting challenge: kayaking the Grand Canyon.

Newman’s Own Stikine

09.02.2014

In the latest Mountain Mind Collective Quick Flick, French kayaker Nouria Newman walks us through her successful run through Site Zed, the largest signature rapid on the Grand Canyon of the Stikine, which punctuated the first complete female descent of expedition kayaking’s benchmark run.

2014 C&K Awards Acceptance Videos LIVE

08.09.2014

Watch the top moments from the six honorees chosen for the 2014 Canoe & Kayak Awards: Pat Keller, Sage Donnelly, Janet Moreland, Aleksander Doba, Team River Runner, and Jamie McEwan

Achieving GOALS on Oregon’s Rogue River

07.31.2014

During a GOALS outdoor education program, kids learn to push themselves physically and mentally, to trust one another, and to recognize the growth that occurs both individually and collectively between the put-in and the take-out.

Whale encounters: How close is too close?

07.30.2014

This close encounter with a Southern Right Whale was either a transcendental example of interspecies communion, or an unconscionable crime. Take your pick.

Video: Kayakers Ride Whale

07.22.2014

Yes, this really happened. Right whale surfaces under kayakers in Argentina.

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 […]

Grand Canyon Alone

07.22.2014

‘Why Rush Through Paradise’ explores the longest continuous wilderness river in the Lower 48 through the solo experience of paddler-filmmaker John Nestler, while weaving in the perspective of prominent Grand Canyon boaters.

Why Rush Through Paradise?

07.18.2014

Teaser for “Why Rush Through Paradise?” a film debuting next week on CanoeKayak.com, as contributor John Nestler spends 27 days alone exploring the Grand Canyon: the longest continuous wilderness river in the Lower 48.

Crossover Creekin’

07.15.2014

Kayakers continue taking “crossover boats,” to new lengths. Mountain Mind Collective’s Brendan Wells tests out a Dagger Katana this winter on a stretch he knows well: the Green Truss section of Washington’s White Salmon River.

Sam Grafton goes big

07.10.2014

Icicle TV was on-hand to capture the action from a few of Washington kayaker Sam Grafton’s 37 hair-raising, high-water runs of Washington’s chaotic Tumwater Canyon of the Wenatchee.

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