Canoe & Kayak’s July 2014 “Wilderness Issue” celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act. In our Voices of Wilderness series, accomplished paddlers and wilderness advocates speak about their connection to wild waterways, what the future holds for the places they love, and how best to protect them for future generations.
Is there a great river near you that isn’t very accessible for paddling trips? Fortunately, a new guide can help you create a blue trail and designate launch sites and other areas for recreational use. American Rivers produced The Blue Trails Guide to give you all the resources you need to establish a thriving blue […]
A photographer captured the latest incident as one canoeist slid 300ft down the spillway at Llyn Brianne reservoir in Carmarthenshire, near the borders of Ceredigion and Powys. Welsh Water said the practice was dangerous and such activities were banned at the reservoir. An onlooker said: “I always stop and look anyway and I saw four […]
The National Park Service is purchasing property from two West Virginia landowners to improve public access to the Gauley River. The sites, located at Woods Ferry and Mason Branch, are established put-in and take-out sites for boaters, kayakers, canoeists and rafters along the river between the public put-in at the Summersville Dam and the take-out […]
On November 25th, 2008, Daniel Belanger, a New York-based social entrepreneur, digital designer and accomplished outdoorsman, will set out on a solo expedition to photograph the Earth’s most remote wildlife. The two-year expedition will be primarily undertaken by kayak, including a challenging 350 mile open-ocean crossing from Argentina to the Falkland Islands. A second phase […]
Customized Kevlar Bob Special, $2,249 Plaid worked for Mel Gibson in Braveheart, and inspired Nova Craft to lay up one of their 15-foot Bob Specials in the Highland Tartan of the real Braveheart, William Wallace. But even if plaid wool and blue face paint isn’t your style, Nova Craft gives you the freedom to choose […]
I began planning a 35-mile single day circumnavigation of James Island in Charleston, South Carolina 9 months before the trip would occur. I had to find a day near the summer equinox with the most hours of daylight and the correct timing of the tides. The plan was to launch from Wappoo Cut Landing at […]
Somewhere in the fog between Gibsons and Egmont, Nick asks me, “Why, again are we doing this?” The wipers can’t keep up with the rain and the tires feel loose on the endless curves. Foreigner is all that blares on the local radio station. It takes me a second, focused on the scantly visible road […]
BIG PERFORMANCE, SMALL PACKAGE Valley Avocet LV $3,799 (Ultra Kevlar lay-up) valleyseakayaks.com L: 15 ft 11 in W: 20.5 in D: 11.5 in 45 lbs Made in: Nottingham, England Smaller paddlers have long craved a real “LV” (low-volume) sea kayak. This boat was the clear favorite of Kate and Danielle, and not just because it […]
Click here for the Video The World’s best whitewater kayakers met in early October 08′ in Austria’s tztal for a special kind of challenge: Adidas Sickline – the extreme Kayak World Championship. – In a tight and thrilling final on the legendary Wellerbrcke course German kayaker Thilo Niklas Schmitt won gold in Austria’s beautiful tztal. […]
Click here for the Video Name Time Place Pat Keller 4:31 1 Chris Gragtmans 4:35 2 Eric Deguil 4:42 3 Isaac Levinson 4:43 4 Andrew Holcombe 4:49 5 Toby MacDermott 4:54 6 John Grace 4:54 6 Drew Duval 4:54 6 Pablo McCandless 4:55 9 Geoff Calhoun 4:56 10 Nathan Silsbee 4:56 10 Fergus Coffey 4:56 […]
Registrations are now being accepted for the 11th annual Yukon River Quest, the longest annual canoe and kayak race in the world, which will be held June 24-June 28, 2009. The 740-kilometer (460-mile) wilderness adventure paddling marathon is held on the Yukon River from Whitehorse to Dawson City in Canada’s Yukon Territory. New online entry […]
Story by Kate Stepan “Just show up around noon,” shrugs English-born Ben May, owner of the Kayak Chile paddle shop on the main street of Pucon, an adventure-touristy town in southern Chile known mostly for the 2,847-meter volcano Villarrica looming a few kilometers to the south. “We’ll get you on the river.” Though we’re here […]
It’s Green River Race time! Liquidlogic’s Shane Benedict shares his perspective.
In January and February of 2009, New York City based kayaker Marcus Demuth will attempt to circumnavigate all 776 Falkland Islands by sea kayak, a journey of over 850 Miles. The goal of the expedition is to be the first kayaker to successfully circumnavigate the 776 Falkland Islands and to document and study the marine […]