No other major river in the United States is going to change more than the Rio Grande as weather patterns shift. The snowpack is going to be smaller and melt earlier, the droughts are going to be longer, the monsoon floods bigger. I wanted to follow the river to understand how these changes are already impacting the people and places that depend on the river.
Most of the time, a mere ribbon of water and algae collects in the center of this 40-foot deep, 100-foot-wide culvert, and in 1989, a local politician actually proposed turning the river into a dry-season freeway. So when we round a bend in the concrete-walled canyon and spot the maintenance truck rolling down the streambed, […]
With high water coursing down the Rocky Mountains, freshly married Nick Troutman of Jackson Kayak took home top overall honors at this year’s Canoe and Kayak-sponsored Paddling Life Pro Invitational on Monday, May 25, capping off the weekend-long Yampa River Festival. Troutman, the world freestyle kayak bronze medalist, earned the title after looping to a […]
Attempting to make the first successful kayak crossing from Scotland to the Faroe Islands On the fourth of June 2009 Patrick Winterton will embark on an attempt to make the first successful kayak crossing from Scotland to the Faroe Islands, a distance of over 225 miles (360km) across one of the most tidal and stormbound […]
Finding Tyler Bradt in the pages of every paddlesports mag in the industry has been easy. Now you can find him gracing the pages of Sports Illustrated too. In April, Bradt destoyed his own world record-and the unofficial marks of Paul Gamache and Brazil’s Pedro Oliva-when he stuck 186-foot Palouse Falls in Washington. NBC’s Today […]
Tyler Hinton isn’t a “regular” high school student, and he doesn’t play a “regular” sport. Hinton is a Whitewater C1 Slalom racer, a sport that has had him enamored from a young age. After teaming up with Coach Chris Wiegand of the Rocky Mountain Canoe & Kayak Club, Hinton’s sport has allowed him to travel the globe and train with some of the best that the world has to offer. He’s only a sophomore and along with growth comes endless possibilities…