Charlotte, N.C.-based engineer Jim Smith’s off-season creation is unique. Smith, the 26-year-old force behind Grass Roots Engineering, claims to have crafted the world’s first 3D printed sea kayak.
Chuck Graham pays tribute to the late ocean-sports pioneer Hobie Alter by reliving a chance journey turned epic, where a borrowed Hobie Odyssey is all that brought him back from a solo paddle in the Channel Islands National Park (around Santa Cruz and Santa Rosa) during a small-craft advisory.
On the last night of every GOALS river trip, students experience a brief “solo,” on which they reflect on their experiences. During their solo, kids compose a letter to the canyon offering thanks for the lessons they’ve learned.
Piotr Chmielinski reports from the three-masted sloop “The Spirit of Bermuda,” helping launch 67-year-old Polish adventurer Aleksander Doba on the final leg of his solo transatlantic kayak expedition from Portugal to Florida, which had been interrupted due to rudder failure on Feb. 13 and sidelined in Bermuda, Feb. 24, after 142 days at sea.
Exclusive photo essay “Long Time Gone” illustrates two friends’ summer journey through the wilds of Northwestern Ontario’s Woodland Caribou Provincial Park.
Photos and coverage from this weekend’s U.S. Slalom Team Trials at the U.S. National Whitewater Center (USNWC) in Charlotte, N.C., which determined the U.S. slots for the 2014 ICF Canoe Slalom World Championships this September at the ASCI center in western Maryland.
First, however, they have to make the team.
The Lowepro Dryzone 200 is the go-to camera backpack for expert photographers for a reason: it keeps the moneymaker safer than any other product around.
When water and impact protection are your top priority it’s hard to go wrong with Pelican’s durable hard-shell plastic cases—especially when space and weight are not the biggest concerns.
The Watershed Chattooga duffel is one of the most versatile drybags on the market. This setup is ideal for almost any kayak—or canoe—based photo missions.
The Freemans launched an environmental advocacy expedition from their Minnesota home to the White House to deliver a message opposing metals mines proposals,
C&K photo editor’s reviewed drybags he knew would keep his expensive cameras and lenses safe from the elements so he could get the shots you love most.
In this episode of My Ride: Lynn O’Kane goes over why she and her husband love paddling the Wenonah Minnesota II in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness.
In this second episode of First Descent: Michoacán the group is faced with a dangerous river obstacle and decide the risk is too great to endanger the members’ lives.
In the third episode of ‘First Descent: Michoacán’ the whitewater team is eager to get back to paddling after a couple of days without good water flows.
Passenger trains in northern Ontario are essential for paddlers looking to access some of the best wilderness paddling in the Midwest. The demise of railways will mean goodbye to these resources.
Peter Marshall—a winning member of the 2013 Canoe & Kayak Awards Expedition of the Year—is back at it again, planning a 50-day epic across Labrador. We go inside Marshall’s retro Labrador Passage expedition using a wooden canoe, canvas tent, hand-sewn apparel and hand-forged tools.
How to save the Mississippi: hand carve Voyageur canoes, get people to the river, open their eyes and hearts to the country’s least appreciated wilderness.