Week in Review: December 19, 2014


Bear Grylls on surfing the Ottawa River: “If he capsizes…he might not survive.” A little over-the-top? Maybe, but Devyn Scott sure is good at what he does Kayak launch fail. This shouldn’t be so difficult Sometimes the third time isn’t the charm La Garganta del Diablo, The Throat of the Devil Aptly named Kev Brady […]

Paddling the Mississippi River Alone


Armed with little more than an aluminum canoe, plastic paddle and budget PFD, Kev Brady of Gloucester, England, traveled to the source of the Mississippi River last year to undertake the trip of a lifetime. The 30-year-old Brit launched with little river running experience, braving snow storms, dodging shipping barges and perfecting his J-stroke over […]

Week in Review: December 12, 2014


The world’s fastest swimmer? This wet exit is so quick, it’s almost a dry exit…almost SBP’s Rey Del Rio Teaser: One minute and 38 seconds of sweet, sweet gnar Well worth the watch Baja bound: Sea kayaking the rock gardens of Mexico’s Pacific coast The Hurricane Riders strike again Message in a (plastic) bottle Kayak […]

Bay Area Storm: Kayaking in the Streets


An enormous storm has hit Northern California, turning roads to rivers and inspiring a few folks to break out their kayaks and take them to the streets. These images and video clips of storm paddlers are nuts. (And the Safeway parking lot was clearly the place to be.) –To read amazing paddling stories and see […]

Video: Mike Kemp Paddling Class IV-V Whitewater in a Sea Kayak


The Hammer is P&H’s contribution to the new line of kayaks that are slowly blurring the lines between maneuverable whitewater boats and fast, long-hulled sea kayaks. The Hammer (along with the Jackson Karma RG) has piqued the interest of both river paddlers looking for more speed and storage than creek boats offer and sea kayakers […]

Laos Whitewater: Catching up with Chris Baer


We thought we were going in for a 120 miles of paddling that would average out to 30 feet per mile (fpm)…. WRONG.

Week in Review: December 5, 2014


A word to the wise: When you sled a canoe into a freezing lake, bring a paddle These kids learned the hard way. Slide starts at 1:40. video platformvideo managementvideo solutionsvideo player C&K’s 2014 Female Paddler of the Year Sage Donnelly’s Year End Review is very impressive Freestyle, creeking, slalom, and even C-1: This 14-year-old […]

Faces of Rey del Rio


In Mountain Mind Collective’s following Quick Flick, competitor Todd Wells captures a few of the colorful characters (and highlights) from the 2014 Rey del Rio Waterfall World Championships’ talented international roster of 18 invitees.

Week in Review: November 21, 2014


Monkeys attack kayaker! **language** Somebody should have told him not to feed (and swear at) the animals. LP the Wolf and Benny Marr get a nice beatdown on Class V (very) big water. Proof that rapids always look less gnarly on the GoPro You never know when your canoe will fall 100 feet onto concrete. […]

‘River Dreams’ Is Now Available on DVD


“I love to showcase beautiful parts of our backyards,” says Hunter Nichols of his new film, River Dreams, which documents a 600-mile solo canoe trip he took from central Alabama to the Mobile-Tensaw Delta in Mississippi. “Like many, I can’t afford to plan a big trip overseas, but almost everybody has a backyard river that […]

Week in Review: November 14, 2014


Riverboarding Oregon’s Metlako Falls Talk about going over the handlebars… Class V + packrafting = A lot of swimming Need we say more? The Blackwater Drifters finished their 4,000-mile Missouri-Mississippi source to sea this week Check out a day in the expedition life Some good ol’ longboat soul surfing with The Hurricane Riders There’s something […]

Video: Paddle to D.C. – The Floating Petition


Video by Nate Ptacek National Geographic Adventurers of the Year, Dave and Amy Freeman, are in the midst of Paddle to DC, a 100-day, 2,000-mile journey by water from Minnesota to Washington, D.C., in order to protect the Boundary Waters from sulfide ore mining. The couple has been sending C&K a series of dispatches highlighting […]

Serene & Surreal: How Veterans Are Using Paddling To Heal


“Without having the wilderness so accessible, there would be a lot of vets — I know for a fact — that wouldn’t be here but still are,” says Eric Guzman in Serene & Surreal: Healing Waters of the Congaree Wilderness, a new film from the America’s Wilderness series. Guzman, who served as a machine gunner […]

Delta Dawn Wins Best Short Mountain Film at Banff


A century ago, the idea that human engineering could re-plumb the entire flow of the Southwest’s biggest river — the Colorado — and divert it out of its riverbed was unimaginable. Today, the opposite is true. The Colorado hasn’t consistently reached the Gulf of California in decades, and the idea that two nations, 35 million […]

Week in Review: November 7, 2014


Rafting Fantasy Falls: Line ‘er up and hold on… Dan McCain and Jeff Compton continue to push the limits of extreme rafting accompanied by a soothing beat How well do canoes and power boats mix? Because it’s only 12 seconds. Shredding on Skook (and how to chug PBR in a windstorm) Big air and plenty […]

New Video Captures the Sounds of Canoe Tripping


Imagine a canoe trip in the Pacific Northwest. It’s not hard, but most of us will want to bring some kind of image to mind — reflective water, wind-shaped evergreen trees, giant ferns, probably some rain. Few of us will immediately think about the sounds of a wilderness paddling expedition. This short video from Brett […]

Inside the Green Race Pre-Party: All the Smack-Talking Highlights


The second installment in our 2014 “Voices of the Green” series. C&K correspondent Scott McCleskey did some on-the-ground reporting at the halloween pre-race party last night. Here’s what he found: Mario Levinson and Mary Jackson: The couple favored to win this year’s longboat event Benn Fraker: “You run that Gorilla enough times in one of […]

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