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Eagle Creek: The Long Way

Inside Jacob Cruser and Matt King’s vertical (re-)exploration of Oregon’s Eagle Creek, becoming the first paddlers to link every previously run waterfall in a single trip.

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The Relaxation Station: Grand Trunk Double Hammock Kit

08.25.2014

NFCT Gear: A rugged nylon hammock rated to 400 pounds, complete with tree-protecting sleeves

The Paddles: Bending Branches Cruiser Plus

08.25.2014

NFCT Gear: a pair of paddles for die-hard fans of bent-shaft paddles

The Canoe: Wenonah Spirit II in Tuf-weave

08.25.2014

NFCT Gear: Wenonah’s Tuf-weave fiberglass blend is durable, less expensive than Kevlar, and relatively light.

The Cook-Fire: Slatworx Firebox/Grill

08.25.2014

NFCT Gear: a titanium slatgrill system that’s endlessly adaptable.

The Secret Weapons: Portage Wheels by Seattle Sports and Wike

08.25.2014

NFCT Gear: Two progressive portage wheel systems for rugged or smooth long hauls.

The Packs: Hyperlite Mountain Gear Southwest Pack

08.25.2014

NFCT Gear: Superlight and rugged sailcloth packs to put up against any pack on the market.

Revisiting the (Still) Relentless River of Everest

08.25.2014

From C&K’s July 2014 issue: Ben Stookesberry and Surjan Tamang reopen the book on the “Relentless River of Everest” with an improbable first descent of the previously unrun inner gorges of the Nepal’s Dudh Kosi.

Heroes on the Missouri

08.25.2014

High water, cool temps and a chance rescue mark the ninth-annual Missouri American Water MR340, paddling’s longest nonstop ultramarathon, lasting 88 hours and 340 miles across the state of Missouri from Kansas City to St. Charles.

Rides: Sarah Meier’s Hobie Revolution 13

08.21.2014

By Katie McKy By weekdays, Sarah Meier of Old Hickory, Tennessee is the general manager for an intermodal trucking company, minding the corporate p’s and q’s, but come evenings and weekends, she doffs her management hat and dons her paddling cap, attending to other details such as bass dimpling the water by dusk’s amber light. […]

Family Kayaking in Alaska

08.18.2014

Two sea otters periscoped out of the water just feet from shore, while an eagle soared overhead with a fresh catch in its talons.

Sarah Outen Finishes Alaskan Kayak Epic

08.13.2014

From the middle of the North Pacific, Sarah Outen dialed her friend on the sat phone. Did Curgenven fancy a 1,355-mile kayak trip along the length of the Aleutian Islands?

Photos from the 2014 Canoe & Kayak Awards

08.12.2014

Photos from the 2014 Canoe & Kayak Awards presented by NRS, August 7, in Salt Lake City. Photos by Aaron Schmidt and Jasper Gibson.

The 2014 C&K Award for Lifetime Achievement: Jamie McEwan

08.09.2014

Jamie was as Renaissance a man as you can get in this day and age. He was an everything boater: a river runner, a racer, a play boater, an expedition boater. He was much more than that though.

Kicking off the King of New York series

08.08.2014

When circumstances forced a date change and a new venue for Northern New York’s most notoriously wild whitewater party, a new generation of Black River Festival organizers found themselves faced with a host of challenges as carloads of paddlers arrived in Watertown, N.Y.

Kokatat Gore-Tex Idol Drysuit

08.05.2014

Kokatat Gore-Tex Idol Drysuit Where has this idea been all our paddling lives? Kokatat finally solves a conundrum facing kayakers since endos were in: its new Gore-tex Idol drysuit actually converts into a dry top. A fully separating waterproof zipper system called SwitchZip technology separates the top from bottom at the waist, offering the versatility […]

Malone Versarail

08.05.2014

Malone Versarail Fully assembled out of the box and easy to mount, these cross bars transform a bare roof into a shuttle bunny in minutes. Just position the front and rear bars, engage the suction cups and strap to secure. Solid enough to carry 165 lbs of kayaks, canoes or roof box, they fit just […]

MTI Moxie Highback

08.05.2014

MTI Moxie Highback When MTI set out to build a better women’s PFD they didn’t just pink and shrink. They developed a new fit system, Adjust-a-Bust. Over time the memory foam in the front panels conforms to each woman’s individual shape, filling the gaps typically left by rigid padding. MTI also replaced half the padding […]

Buyer's Guide

Buyer's Guide