Most of the Southwest’s canyon floats involve serious whitewater. What makes this section of the Green River perfect for sinking into “River Time” is that it dives deep into that rock-wall dimension, but the current stays benign the entire route, a no-brainer for open canoes or touring kayaks. The other draw is that the potential […]
A little ice isn’t going to stop 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 River Dreams: a 44-day, solo canoe trip in Alabama The full film premiered this week in Birmingham. Check out the […]
My experience . . . I don’t always have much time to get shelter over my head. No time to unpack and pitch a tent. No time to find trees and string a tarp. Or no trees. Most of those moments are driven by the undercurrent of desperation as violent squall or windstorm is approaching. […]
The most inspiring among us don’t seek accolades or recognition; they simply follow their passion for paddling. Story by Conor Mihell Kayaker Mark Divittorio calls the euphoric sensation of finishing a run on a favorite river “that takeout feeling.” The 42-year-old real estate broker from Coloma, Calif., was feeling that buzz after an April solo […]
Now the British Army is low on cash and cutting regiments that are not well known to the public. Enter Jon Armstrong and his 29-year-old partner Corporal Arjun Limbu, both of the Royal Gurkha Rifles, who plan to repeat our Ellesmere circumnavigation to publicize the history and current plight of their regiment. It’s like holding a bake sale to support a war.
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 […]
When we saw this photo on Instagram, we knew we had to ask photographer Nicole Gaunt how she convinced her cat to go canoeing given the standard feline aversion to forced baths, swimming and all possible submersion. We should have known that that it would have been easier to just ask the cat — Emma Deans — herself.
This story first appeared in the August 2014 issue of Canoe & Kayak. Photos and Story by Will Stauffer-Norris This is the fourth pig carcass that has washed up in Dead Pig Eddy. The bloated creature rocks gently up and down against the beach about 10 feet away from our brewing morning coffee. The pig […]
The upper St. John is a true immersion in the deep woods of northern Maine, what the Allagash used to be: hinting at the legacy of Indian camps, logging booms, and the lingering culture of Acadia. It flirts with the Canadian border, flowing north through pine forests. Locals tout it as the longest wild and […]
The most inspiring among us don’t seek accolades or recognition; they simply follow their passion for paddling. STORY BY CONOR MIHELL Mary Kurt-Mason is the first to admit that some rapids terrify her. A self-professed “water baby” who has been whitewater kayaking, rafting and sea kayaking for over 30 years, she still sometimes worries that […]
The most inspiring among us don’t seek accolades or recognition; they simply follow their passion for paddling. Story by Ryan Stuart Go ahead and ask Loretta and Dalen Bayes to recommend their favorite northern river. Just don’t expect an answer. It’s not that they’re keeping secrets. It’s just that after 40 years of exploring from […]
The most inspiring among us don’t seek accolades or recognition; they simply follow their passion for paddling. STORY BY LARRY RICE Upon first meeting Douglas Green, and beholding his middling skills when running Class III rapids near his home in Boulder, Colorado, you might be forgiven for wondering why this stout 58-year-old fine woodworker with […]
— The following originally appeared in the June 2014 issue of C&K. The most inspiring among us don’t seek accolades or recognition; they simply follow their passion for paddling. This is our salute to a handful of everyday paddlers, the brokers, the carpenters, the nurses, you might meet on the water who have earned other […]