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Return to the Rio Roosevelt

Catching up with Dave Freeman and fellow Minnesota adventurer Paul Schurke, who earlier this month completed a 400-mile canoe descent of the Brazilian Amazon’s storied Rio Roosevelt.

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Old School

08.13.2008

By Melissa Newell “This is the best day of the whole year. I love it,” says local Idaho paddler, Micah Kneidl. And how could you not when rodeo contestant Ryan Crockett mid-ender, tosses a wooden paddle in the air, allowing it to fall and snap in two against the hull of his upside down Perception […]

Into the Altiplano – Jon Bowermaster

08.06.2008

Follow Jon Bowermaster as he ventures into the Altiplano – kayaking in South America’s high desert – this is a segment from his Ocean’s 8 Video Project

Kayak Skills – Learn to Lean

08.06.2008

Anna Levesque was on the fast track to law school when she discovered kayaking. Soon the self-described bookworm was vagabonding around the world, following whitewater and representing her native Canada on the freestyle circuit. After a podium finish at the 2001 world championships, she turned her talents toward her driving passion: giving women the skill […]

The ChannelCulture and competition on outrigger’s hallowed water

08.06.2008

On a clear October day in the middle of the Ka’iwi Channel, the island of Oahu is a distant smudge on the horizon and 45-foot outrigger canoes, each carrying six strong men paddling full out, appear only as rocking torsos and slashing paddles glimpsed amid the swell rolling down from the north. A record 111 […]

Destination – Utah’s Labyrinth Canyon

08.06.2008

I called Eric and Laura on a lark. It was the day before we put in for a last-minute four-day trip down Utah’s Labyrinth Canyon, and I wanted to know if they’d drop everything to come along. It was an absurdly long shot, with the schedules of two adults and two kids to consider, plus […]

2008 Whitewater Hall of Fame Inductees

08.05.2008

Whitewater Icons to be Inducted by the International Whitewater Hall of Fame include six Honorees: a Kiwi, two Yanks and three Europeans. The International Whitewater Hall of Fame Board of Governors has announced the 2008 Class of the International Whitewater Hall of Fame (IWHOF). Nominated from over twenty affiliate organizations and voted in by 75 […]

‘Glades of GloryFlorida’s Finest Fishing Just Got Better

08.05.2008

Say you’re a snook—a skinny, goofy-looking, hard-fighting fish with a forehead that slopes down to a squished snout, like a duck with an underbite. You are not attractive. But you do taste good, so, lucky you, every meat-hunting Florida fisherman from Cape Canaveral to Tampa Bay has forever bonked you on the head and brought […]

Six Fishy New Rides Fish Kayaks Fresh out of the Oven

08.05.2008

Testing an open-deck fish ’yak is easy- you go kayak fishing. If you get lucky, you go kayak catching. Fortunately for C&K’s pair of fish fanatics, six of the hottest new catchy kayaks represent the state of fishing kayak art; most are purpose-built for silently stalking finned adversaries. There’s also a budding revolution in construction […]

Beijing BreakdownAmerica’s top slalom paddlers fight for Olympic spots

08.01.2008

D-day, Augsburg. That’s the storyline this month, as America’s top slalom paddlers fight and scratch for the right to represent their country in the 2008 Olympic Games. On the bubble are the best U.S. slalom kayakers of the current generation, Brett Heyl and Scott Parsons. Both have Olympic experience and both are capable of medaling, […]

Longest Running River Festival in Alaska is Still On

07.31.2008

For 31 years, the Nenana River Festival has filled Denali with boaters from all over the state to race and surf down the icy waters of one of Alaska’s greatest rivers. But with a need for new energy, the longest-running festival of its kind in Alaska nearly didn’t happen this year. It may be a […]

Tribal Journeys Paddle Concludes on Vancouver Island

07.31.2008

The sound of 1,000 handcrafted paddles being beaten in rhythm in the bottoms of more than 100 canoes echoed across Cowichan Bay on Vancouver Island Monday evening as the boats were drawn to shore in the shadow of Mt. Tzouhalem, the sacred mountain of the Quw’utsum peoples. “Welcome our relatives from the south, from Puget […]

Build Your Own Kayak – Part Three

07.30.2008

When I set out a few months ago to build a wood-core fiberglass sea kayak from a Chesapeake Light Craft kit, I did so firmly believing that whatever skills I lacked in things like, say, woodworking and fiberglassing could be overcome with elbow grease and romantic perseverance. I was right, mostly, and the project rapidly […]

Idaho’s Hazard Creek

07.30.2008

New Canoe and Kayak managing editor Joe Carberry files a trip report from the heart of the Idaho jungle. Sometimes, in the kayaking world, things just come up gravy. From shuttles to clean lines to portages to the coffee packed in the back of your creek boat setting you off right in the morning, once […]

Check Your Local Webcam Before Paddling

07.30.2008

Just before Zak Cross put in for a 20-mile paddle from Quadra Island to Stuart Island in the northern end of British Columbia’s remote Straight of Georgia, he logged onto the Internet. The paddle would take him from the relatively dry side of the Discovery Islands to the mouth of Bute Inlet at the edge […]

Five Classic Water Trails

07.16.2008

The water trails phenomenon began in the late 1980s, and now the trend is gathering momentum like a tandem canoe after a few well-orchestrated strokes. Water trails offer everything from maps to well-marked access points and campsites; practically the only thing left to chance on your planned escape is the weather. We covered the grandaddy […]

Trevor’s Excellent Summer Adventure Continues

07.16.2008

Post One – May 18, 2008 Post Two – June 15, 2008 Post Three – July 28,2008 Alright folks, update number three. After the las month’s series of fiasco’s,thankfully, this last month has been without electronic or mechanical hassle, and I have been able to focus much more on what I set out to do. […]

Selecting a Guided Sea Kayak Tour in Baja

07.16.2008

by Nancy Mertz Sea kayaking has exploded in popularity in recent years. Sea kayaks are stable, the skills are easily learned by anyone in good health, and it is a way to experience marine mammals quietly and closely. Many of the sea kayak tour operators in the southern half of the Baja peninsula, in the […]

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