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Proposed Zambezi River Dam Puts Prime Stretch of Whitewater at Risk

But if the governments of Zimbabwe and Zambia succeed in building the proposed Batoka Gorge Dam, much of the section will be drowned, severely harming the area’s river-based tourism, partly flooding the Victoria Falls UNESCO World Heritage Site, and burying crucial habitat for endangered bird species in the process.

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WHEEL-EEZ CANOE CART BEACH

06.13.2014

WHEEL-EEZ CANOE CART BEACH MSRP $241 www.wheeleez.com This cart performs well on both rough ground and smooth trails or pavement. The low-pressure balloon tires made of polyurethane are very durable and perform well in soft sand and rocky trails. At the same time, I was surprised how easily they rolled on pavement. I tested a […]

Feathercraft Bolder

06.12.2014

As soon as we inflated the Feathercraft Bolder we knew we were in for some.

Alpacka Gnu

06.12.2014

Testers loved the Alpacka Gnu in big waves and holes, the extra volume in the bow and stern creating a solid combo of speed, stability and maneuverability.

NRS PackRaft

06.12.2014

The NRS packraft is an excellent raft that is affordable and stands up to abuse on the river.

Advanced Elements Packlite Kayak

06.12.2014

The advanced elements packlite kayak is best reserved for quick crossings and flatwater.

Packraft Fleet

06.12.2014

The exploits of the packraft have become known and now they’re multiplying like bunnies and mutating like finches. Natural selection is at work as we review four of the latest models from Advanced Elements, NRS, Alpacka and Feathercraft.

Russell Henry is Destroying the Vancouver Island Record

06.12.2014

BY CONOR MIHELL Canadian sea kayaker Russell Henry is on the home stretch of his bid to set a new speed record for circumnavigating British Columbia’s Vancouver Island. A forecast of strong northwesterly winds convinced Henry to start the 750-mile, counterclockwise journey in Winter Harbor, a remote community on the island’s west coast, on May […]

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 […]

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