Bear Grylls on surfing the Ottawa River: “If he capsizes…he might not survive.” A little over-the-top? Maybe, but Devyn Scott sure is good at what he does Kayak launch fail. This shouldn’t be so difficult Sometimes the third time isn’t the charm La Garganta del Diablo, The Throat of the Devil Aptly named Kev Brady […]
Cutting Logging from Algonquin Conor Mihell After over 40 years of lobbying, the Canadian non-governmental conservation group CPAWS-Wildlands League is making progress in its goal to eliminate forestry operations in Ontario’s Algonquin Provincial Park, one of the most popular canoe-tripping areas in North America (see C&K July 2009). In November, the Algonquin Forestry Authority—the consortium […]
By Jeff Moag We turn a corner and face the first hard ferry move of a 13-day, 210-mile descent of the Mountain River, one of the premier canoe trips in the Northwest Territories. Our lead guide, Jamie Burdon of Nahanni River Adventures, makes it look easy, deftly swinging his bow upstream and leaning into his […]
WHEN HE WAS 8 YEARS OLD, Mexico’s Abraham Levy went camping near the ocean with his family and dreamt of visiting all the beaches of his country. It’s one thing to dream. It’s another thing entirely to make a dream into reality. “I didn’t know how I’d do it, but I didn’t forget,” Levy says. […]
USACK Executive Director Joe Jacobi checks in with a Holiday update on everything paddling including Oklahoma City’s new whitewater park, new USACK sponsorship deals and women’s canoeing becoming a full medal event at world championship competitions.
The Ladder Rescue Swims happen. Get back in your boat PADDLING WITH A PARTNER IS ALWAYS BEST, because when Poseidon unleashes his power and you join the swim team, it’s nice to have someone to pick up the pieces. The ladder rescue is a quick way to re-enter your kayak–with the help of your partner–and […]
Freya Hoffmeister has completed her 332-day, 9,400-mile sea-kayak circumnavigation of Australia. The 45-year-old German is only the second paddler to accomplish the feat, and the first woman to complete the challenging circuit. She also was the fastest, by nearly a month. New Zealander Paul Caffyn was the first to circumnavigate the island continent 27 years […]
Flat Out: Rush Sturges Breaks his Back in Argentina After banging his knee up following a cliff jump in Chile, Rush Sturges broke his back in Argentina, chipping a bone from his L2 vertebra when he landed flat off 60-foot Bonita Falls. Sturges has been on a wickedly intense film-collecting mission with the likes of […]
Canoe Scoop: Jeremy Laucks introduces Blackfly Canoes Nice. Perhaps pointing to at least a hint of growth in the whitewater canoe market, OC1 World Champion Jeremy Laucks introduces Blackfly Canoes.
When Isaac Brumaghim, the founder of the Hawaiian Aquahunters crew of kayak anglers, reflects on the 2009 fishing season he remembers trophy fish, dozens of great days on the water and, most of all, a powerful sense of camaraderie, pride and anticipation for the future.
Oklahoma city paddlers will get their whitewater park after a 60 million dollar win in city elections on Tuesday, Dec. 8. Voters passed $777 million dollars worth of projetcts known locally as “MAPS 3,” by a 54 percent to 46 percent margin in unofficial totals with all precincts reporting. The Metropolitan Area Projects are funded […]