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Week in Review: November 21, 2014

11.21.2014

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

11.18.2014

“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

11.14.2014

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

11.13.2014

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

11.10.2014

“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

11.10.2014

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

11.07.2014

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

11.04.2014

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

10.31.2014

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 […]

Hanging Spear: Headwaters of the Hudson, ACT III

10.31.2014

Steve Fisher and Pat Keller find exactly what they’re looking for in the un-run heart of New York’s 950-foot-per-mile lower gorge of the Opalescent in this ACT III flipbook finale to our three-part story of the duo’s 2014 descent of Hanging Spear Falls.

Green Race Raw: Pre-Event Size Up

10.29.2014

Scott McCleskey, a C-2 slalom paddler for Team USA and a Green Race veteran, has been making the rounds with his camera, interviewing athletes who’ve started to gather for the 19th annual Class V throwdown in North Carolina. Here are some of the highlights: Pat Keller, three-time champion of the Green Race, is shooting for […]

Warm Springs: New Film Tells History of Classic Rapid

10.28.2014

What happens when a new rapid forms overnight? What’s it like to suddenly find a bus-eating hole in a stretch of calm river you’ve run dozens of times? These are some of the questions behind MORE GREAT VIDEOS from Canoe & Kayak.

Hanging Spear: Headwaters of the Hudson, ACT II

10.28.2014

The second of three installments looking at Pat Keller and Steve Fisher’s 2014 descent of New York’s Hanging Spear Falls and the lower gorge of the Opalescent, looks back at the history of paddlers who explored the whitewater locked deep in the 6.1-million-acre Adirondack Park.

Hanging Spear: Headwaters of the Hudson

10.27.2014

The first of three installments looking at Pat Keller and Steve Fisher’s descent of New York’s Opalescent Gorge, deep in the 6.1-million-acre Adirondack Park tucked away in the High Peaks Wilderness of the nation’s largest state park—and climaxing in a 70-foot waterfall.

Week in Review: October 24, 2014

10.24.2014

A little ice isn’t going to stop Rush Sturges from going big as usual A 70-foot plunge down Outlet Falls in Washington Merv Larson playboating in 1969 This throwback video exploded on the social feeds of surfers and kayakers alike this week. Don’t miss it. The “Tropical Grand Canyon”: Stunning cinematography of Fiji’s world-class rafting […]

Before His Time: Merv Larson in 1969

10.22.2014

When Surfer Magazine writer Matt Warshaw posted this throwback clip on Tuesday, he put wave-ski innovator Merv Larson among surfing’s greatest pioneers, calling him one of “the most advanced wave-riders of all time.” But if this clip reveals to surfers somebody years ahead of his sport, it is perhaps even more mind-blowing from a paddling […]

Week in Review: October 17, 2014

10.17.2014

How not to launch your boat, blind kayakers finish Grand Canyon, scary kayak spelunking and more

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