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Destination: The Green Rivers’ Labyrinth and Stillwater Canyons

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 […]

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UPDATE – Round 2: California to Hawaii

06.11.2014

A look into R.W. Hand’s second attempt to replicate Ed Gillet’s historic 1987 crossing from California to Maui in a stock tandem sea kayak. Hand, a 57-year-old retired Federal Air Marshal, aborted expedition after 12 days trying to paddle off the California coast.

Everyday Hero in Dramatic Crane Rescue

06.11.2014

The men were operating a crane on the riverbank, and Oglesbee happened to be the one wearing a harness. Suspended from the crane, he grasped the woman’s outstretched hand, and pulled her to safety.

Rock Creek Recon

06.10.2014

Inside the exploratory first descent of Rock Creek Gorge, a gem buried deep in the heart of the Cascades where paddlers have been systematically hunting for runnable whitewater over the last two decades.

Voices of the North Fork Championship

06.10.2014

A throwback look at the world’s best kayakers overdosed on the stoke of the North Fork Championship that started it all.

Rio Baker Runs Free

06.10.2014

Today, Chile’s Committee of Ministers ruled unanimously against a controversial five-dam hydroelectric project that would’ve threatened two wild and classic rivers flowing through the South American nation’s southern Patagonia region. 

Rides: Real People and the Boats They Love

06.10.2014

In the Rides series, C&K shares the stories of real paddlers and the classic kayaks and canoes they love.

WHAT I LEARNED: Paddling the California Coast

06.09.2014

Hard lessons learned from Matt Krizan’s 36-day expedition paddling the entire Pacific coastline of California, from the June 2014 issue of C&K.

Rides: Alvah Maloney’s Necky Looksha 17

06.09.2014

By Katie McKy You might think that a boyhood on a mountain would make a man a mountaineer or that coming of age on whitewater rafts would make a man prefer standing waves to the ocean’s waves. This hasn’t been the case for Alvah Maloney, who had an ordinary boyhood–for a boy born in the […]

Remembering the ‘Cockleshell Heroes’ World War II Kayak Raid

06.05.2014

More than a year before Allied troops stormed the beaches of Normandy on June 6, 1944, ten Royal Marines in kayaks took the fight to the enemy.

2014 GoPro Mountain Games Come to Vail

06.04.2014

By Eugene Buchanan Your local eddies might be a little light this weekend. Most of the world’s top paddlers will be stretching their sprayskirts on in Vail, Colo., for the GoPro Mountain Games, one of the country’s largest celebrations of outdoor sports. In all, amateur and professional athletes from nine sports and 25 disciplines will […]

Bill Mason’s Paddle: A Legend for Sale

06.04.2014

The highest bidder in today’s eBay showdown will walk away with a whitewater paddle used by canoeing legend Bill Mason, widely recognized as the grandfather of modern canoeing.

Greenland Bound

06.03.2014

C&K sits down with James Roberts and James Manke, two Canadian sea kayak instructors hoping to keep kayak traditions alive by challenging their skills and learning more about traditional kayak culture at this summer’s Greenland National Kayaking Championships, with their short video edit, ‘Greenland Bound.’

The Hard Way: Australian’s Upstream Epic

06.02.2014

20-year-old Australian adventurer Chris Hayward stood on the summit of Mt. Kosciuszko, becoming the first and likely last person to ascend the full length of Australia’s Murray River system.

Paddling Life Creek Race and Yampa River Festival

06.02.2014

The Paddling Life Creek Race kicked off the 34th Annual Yampa River Festival in Steamboat Springs, Colo., May 30-31, 2014, drawing top-notch competitors to Northwest Colorado.

Everest: Summit to Sea

05.29.2014

Book review of “Flying Off Everest,” author Dave Costello’s account of the 400-mile journey by two Nepali men, Sanu Babu Sunuwar and Lakpa Tsheri Sherpa, who in 2011 jumped off Mount Everest, paraglided to the Sun Kosi River, and paddled the Ganges River to the Bay of Bengal. linking the highest point on Earth to the ocean in one continuous, non-motorized trip.

Catching Up With Canoe Author Jerry Dennis

05.29.2014

Jerry Dennis ’s ‘From a Wooden Canoe’ has been in print since 1999. Now the collection of essays celebrating woodsmanship is available as an E-book.

Catching up with Jerry Dennis: Getting Out

05.29.2014

This excerpt from Jerry Dennis’s writings compiled into a book ‘From a Wooden Canoe’ stresses the importance of exploring nature, even in not-so-comfortable times.

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