Catching up with Paul Gamache, the second American to paddle the entire length the country’s longest watershed, after 3,900 miles down the the Missouri-Mississippi river system from Montana to the Gulf of Mexico. Gamache’s source-to-sea epic took 78 days to complete.
Last month, Canoe and Kayak art director Robert Zaleski accompanied writer Mark Anders and C-4 Waterman’s Ted Rutherford on a five-day circumnavigation of St. John Island, part of the U.S. Virgin Islands. Zaleski and Anders paddled sit-on-tops while Rutherford used a touring standup board. Here’s a sneak peak of their trip which will be featured in the June issue of Canoe and Kayak magazine. All photos by Mark Anders.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
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, 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 […]
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. […]
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 […]
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 […]