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Destination: The Green River’s 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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Jason Craig on High Tension Wave

08.21.2009

Ripping High Tension

Spine Tingling

08.18.2009

THE DEFINITION OF WHAT’S POSSIBLE IS EXPLODING IN EVERY SEGMENT OF PADDLESPORTS, but none more so than whitewater kayaking, where young boaters have been chasing the waterfall world record with incredible audacity. The mark has been eclipsed four times in 21 months, culminating in Tyler Bradt’s 186-foot styling of Washington’s Palouse Falls, April 21. Please […]

Kayakers Helping Kayakers: A Benefit for Matt Thomas

08.13.2009

On the river, Matt Thomas was always ready to help a friend. Now after a horrific accident, they’re looking after him. Matt Thomas used to work as a civil engineer in Medford Oregon, but did not let the rigors of his career slow down epic feats as a weekend warrior. Last Labor Day weekend he […]

Kayak Fishing Tales | Surf Launch

08.12.2009

Launching in Surf

Fish On Ice – Kayak Fishing

08.12.2009

“This is the big one,” Chris Mautino says as we pause our kayaks beneath the dark cliff at the mouth of Holgate Arm. Our destination is the icy heart of Aialik Bay, but to reach it, we must cross the yawning mouth of this tributary fjord. Some five miles away but looming so large it […]

Kayak Fest Video

08.10.2009

Video footage covering the event.

Nahanni Gold: Iconic Canadian watershed preserved

08.10.2009

Iconic Canadian watershed preserved By: Conor Mihell The silver anniversary of Nahanni River Adventures has been a golden year for owner Neil Hartling. Northern Canada’s iconic South Nahanni River, one of many wild waterways originating in the mountainous spine of the Northwest Territories, has always been the centerpiece of Hartling’s canoe and raft outfitting operations. […]

Outdoor Retailer Party Pics

08.07.2009

Outdoor Retailer Party Pics

Alcatraz Outrigger Canoe Race

08.06.2009

2009 Round the Rock Alcatraz Challenge In San Francisco California Put on by The Northern California Outrigger Canoe Association.

Dream Result Trailer

08.06.2009

RIVER ROOTS in ASSOCIATION with REVOLUTIONARY INNOVATIONS present: Dream Result

Europeans Dominate World Surf Kayak Championships

08.03.2009

Jersey and Channel Island’s David Speller took the World Title in the High Performance Men’s Class and Wale’s Naomi James captured the women’s title, wrapping up the surf kayak world championships this weekend in Portugal. Only three Americans finished in the top three of any division and the Yanks managed just one world title:  Jim […]

C&K’s Ocean Performance Picks

07.31.2009

C&K’s Ocean Performance Picks Pick your poison: overhead set waves, a sprint through the breakers, or miles of open-water cruising (from your feet or your seat). C&K has you covered with 10 of the latest rides for the life aquatic. From central Cali surf to the inlets of British Columbia’s Sunshine Coast, we had the […]

Tyler Bradt on Good Morning America

07.28.2009

Tyler Bradt on Good Morning America “If you had been walking by Palouse Falls in Washington state in late April, you may have caught a flash of a red kayak barreling toward certain doom over the falls. Tyler Bradt set a world record by going over the Palouse Falls in Washington. That flash was extreme […]

Pack It

07.28.2009

PACK IT Packable Crafts for any Paddling Mission That innate desire to get up and move won’t stop nagging. And that need to venture across the water, to chase the next horizon, often extends far past the reach of your primary car-topped craft. Rack and roll only gets you so far, and when your paddling […]

Texas Water Safari

07.16.2009

TEXAS WATER SAFARI Words by Larry Rice Photographs by Blake Gordon I’m not one to take fortune cookies seriously, but this one nearly made me choke on my moo goo gai pan. “Watch out for little problems that could get a lot bigger,” it warned. If the little problems Marc “Canoeman” McCord and I had […]

Circle St John

07.14.2009

Circling St John Three strangers circumnavigate a Caribbean gem Words by Mark Anders Photographs by Robert Zaleski Ted Rutherford’s first instinct is to duck. He counts 12 shots, a quick barrage from a semi-automatic weapon. Probably a .22, he reasons, and less than 200 yards away. Having spent 15 years in the military, Ted knows […]

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