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Goods for the Northern Forest Canoe Trail

A look at C&K Editor-at-Large Alan Kesselheim’s packing list for his summer sojourn on the portage-studded 740-mile Northern Forest Canoe Trail route from New York to Maine.

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March 2009

01.20.2009

Good News for Rivers

01.16.2009

Wild and Scenic Rivers are big winner in Senate bill Thursday, January 15, 2009 The second largest Wild and Scenic package in history passed the Senate today, safeguarding over 1,000 miles of rivers in Oregon, Idaho, Arizona, Wyoming, Utah, Vermont, and Massachusetts. S. 22, the bi-partisan Omnibus Public Land Management Act of 2009, includes important […]

Three Feet Under Gallery

01.13.2009

Winter kayaking!! We know it sounds crazy, but when the snow falls and everyone is thinking about getting turns on the mountain, there are paddlers leaving the crowds behind to kayak some of their favorite summer runs

Jimmy Buffet Goes Standup with Native Watercraft

01.12.2009

Jimmy Buffet Goes Standup with Native Watercraft

Southeast Goes Off | Rain makes for region-wide good mood

01.09.2009

by Kate Stepan Thursday dawned cold and overcast in Asheville, North Carolina, though nearby creeks still raged from rain that has fallen almost steadily since Monday. “We’re getting lit up for sure,” says Bryan Owen, who works for Astral Buoyancy in Asheville, on Wednesday. “A lot of things are too high today, I think tomorrow […]

Winter Update from Huckinhuge.com

01.07.2009

Winter Update – Watch the Pacific Northwest go off with guys from Huckinhuge.com

Holiday Gifts for Paddlers

12.15.2008

If you’re looking for gift ideas for the paddler(s) on your list, your holiday shopping chances have officially entered the last minute. Don’t hit the panic button yet – you’ve come to the right place for all things river, lake, and sea this giving season. Most of the items below can still be delivered before […]

108 Feet with Paul Gamache

11.26.2008

Will the madness ever end? In the realm of waterfall world records, definitely not. Last weekend Seattle’s Paul Gamache upped the ante yet again, stomping Cascade Falls, a 108’2” waterfall in the British Columbia jungle. He and his crew even had the falls surveyed by an employee from a geo-tech engineering firm. Including the lead-in, […]

Lars Holbek Diagnosed With Cancer

11.25.2008

California whitewater pioneer Lars Holbek ,51, is undergoing treatment for what a biopsy has determined is an incurable form of cancer. “Were my cancer a lymphoma or a germ cell cancer, it would be likely curable with chemo and bone marrow transplant. As a carcinoma it is not curable. We can knock it back for […]

AIRE’s Web Revamp

11.25.2008

AIRE, Inc., the Idaho rafting manufacturer announced the debut of their new Web site. AIRE is working to create an online community with the the new site, allowing for both new and existing users to post pictures and videos of their boats in action. “Our best sales people are our existing customers. This new Web […]

Michael “Louie” Lewis

11.21.2008

It’s fitting that Michael Lewis is a field engineer at a nuclear facility, because most of what he says is explosive. You may know him as “Louie,” his handle on the online paddling forum Boatertalk, where he is as famous for his raw, kayak-bashing posts—now numbering more than 15,000—as he is for running steep creeks. […]

‘TIS THE SEASON

11.21.2008

Somewhere in between polishing off a second helping of turkey and hanging Christmas lights this holiday season, multi-day boaters must find time to apply for their western river permits in anticipation of warmer days on the water this spring or summer. The National Park Service and Bureau of Land Management have developed permit systems for […]

Create a Blue Trail

11.19.2008

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 Big Dam Drop

11.19.2008

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 […]

Gauley River Access Granted

11.18.2008

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 […]

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