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Return to the Rio Roosevelt

Catching up with Dave Freeman and fellow Minnesota adventurer Paul Schurke, who earlier this month completed a 400-mile canoe descent of the Brazilian Amazon’s storied Rio Roosevelt.

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Life on the Northern Forest Canoe Trail

07.24.2014

“I didn’t want something big to take home to my normal life. I want a trip like the Northern Forest Canoe Trail to be my normal life.”

Ladies’ Ultimate Grand Canyon Gear Guide

07.24.2014

Grand Canyon Gear Guide: All of these items performed well under the Grand Canyon’s challenging conditions and met women’s-specific dimensions and needs.

Paddle Georgia Appreciates and Protects

07.23.2014

By Katie McKy Imagine paddling with 400 of your nearest and dearest friends in a Skittles-colored fleet. This is the tenth year of Paddle Georgia, a 7-day, 115-mile journey on Georgia’s longest river, the Chattahoochee. It’s a river that’s as fun to paddle as it to pronounce, with waterfalls, 100-foot granite cliffs, caves that once […]

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.

Message in a (Plastic) Bottle

07.16.2014

Inside Ken Campbell’s improbable 150-mile voyage up the Washington coast in a kayak constructed out of discarded single-use plastic bottles to help raise awareness about plastic proliferation and the effect it has on the marine environment.

Adventure for All

07.15.2014

Andrea Knepper’s non-profit Chicago Adventure Therapy (CAT) has been introducing underserved youth to outdoor activities since 2007.

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.

NRS H2Core Lightweight Hoodie

07.15.2014

This sweater made for the perfect in between temperatures in the morning when the sun hadn’t peaked over the rim and evening just as the desert temperature started to drop.

NRS H2Core Lightweight Pants

07.15.2014

NRS H2Core Lightweight Pants ($49.95, nrs.com ) Review by Charli Kerns The NRS H2Core Lightweight Pants made for a very comfortable ride down the Grand Canyon, whether sitting in my Wavesport Recon kayak, or hiking the side canyons. These pants kept me warm in the splashing 40-degree water, while the 9 oz polyester/spandex blend offered […]

Astral Abba PFD

07.14.2014

With a woman-specific fit and environmentally friendly design, the Astral Abba PFD demonstrates quality commensurate with the Grand Canyon quality of life.

NRS H2Core Silkweight Long-Sleeve Shirt

07.14.2014

The NRS H2Core Silkweight Long-Sleeve is a saving grace against the Grand Canyon sun and heat.

Zeal Ace Sunglasses

07.14.2014

The sun reflects hard on the Colorado River, and sunglasses are necessary during the day. No bright ray could go through or around the Zeal Ace sunglasses.

Astral Brewess Shoe

07.14.2014

The Astral Brewess shoe is the ultimate Grand Canyon shoe, just versatile beyond belief.

Buyer's Guide

Buyer's Guide