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Comfortable and Lightweight Camping Gear

On a canoe trip we tested three new products from Washington’s Cascade Designs that prove comfortable lightweight camping gear don’t have to mean high price.

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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 […]

Personal Locator Beacon

07.16.2008

To truly accept the idea of a personal locator beacon (PLB), you have to accept the idea that every spot on the Earth can now be seen by the network of satellites in orbit. There is no longer any place that is truly wild, unexplored, or free from the reach of technology, which flies in […]

Canoe & Kayak Staff BlogsBoating, Bluegrass and Business: The Great Colorado Road Trip

07.10.2008

I’ve never been so happy to get on the L.A. freeway. It’s 4 a.m. and 90 degrees in the desert. Interstate 5 offers a straight shot to the coast and the first promise of a cool breeze since I left Aspen two days ago. Or was it yesterday? The driving days are all blurring together, […]

PGE considers whitewater park for Clackamas River

07.01.2008

Portland General Electric is seeking a federal permit to continue operating its dams along the Clackamas River, and part of the plan includes the possibility of developing a whitewater park between the Faraday Dam and River Mill Dam for boaters and kayakers and improve river access for fishing and other outdoor recreation activities. “Bob’s Hole […]

British Columbia Whitewater Photo Gallery

06.27.2008

Check out some other British Columbia adventures at www.hellobc.com
Todd Gillman of the RangeLifecaptures whitewater adventures on some classic runs in British Columbia, Canada.

Gear Guide – 14 Foot Rafts For Every Budget

06.27.2008

There’s water in them thar’ hills this year, from California to the New York Island, and there’s no better way to experience it than Huck Finn-style from the high-and-dry seat of a raft. But with apologies to Huck and Jim, there are far better materials and designs on the market these days than a pallet-shaped […]

Descending into the Unknown in Papua New Guinea

06.27.2008

There are few places left in the world where whitewater kayaks haven’t been. Until we arrived on New Britain, an island off Papua New Guinea, it was one of these places. It’s a landscape of tortured terrain—forested mountaintops divided by dozens of high volume rivers in slot canyons a raft could plug. We’re on one […]

2008 Gorge Games Start in July

06.17.2008

The Gorge Games in the Pacific Northwest – the Columbia River – are back. After suspending the games for 4 years (the last ones were in 2004), the Games are back under new management, with events planned for summer 2008 and winter 2009. You can see carnage and courage in a wide array of outdoors […]

“I want to win a LEER truck topper” Sweepstakes

06.17.2008

WHAT: LEER and Canoe & Kayak Magazine Truck Topper Sweepstakes – We will draw one name from the entries. WHEN: Contest runs from June 17 –Sept 17th, 2008. HOW TO WIN: It’s easy! No purchase necessary! Just send an email with ‘LEER Truck Topper Sweepstakes’ in the subject line to: Scott.Waidelich@canoekayak.com or mail a postcard […]

Do Not Ask The Question

06.16.2008

Post One – May 18, 2008 Post Two – June 15, 2008 ‘What else could go wrong?’ ‘Ohhhhh no, don’t say that,’ was my friend’s response, calling me out on jinxing myself. I shrugged off the warning and went to bed, tired and frustrated. So far, in my grand summer’s worth of boating adventures, I […]

Canada’s Gulf Islands Sea Kayaking

06.14.2008

Photos from a Sea Kayaking adventure in British Columbia’s Gulf Islands. The islands are located on the east coast of southern Vancouver Island, Canada.

For more information on planning your own adventure in the Vancouver Island area click here

SOUTH ATLANTIC STATES – PADDLE SHOPS DIRECTORY

06.12.2008

Florida – Georgia – North Carolina – South Carolina – Virginia

NORTH ATLANTIC STATES – PADDLE SHOPS

06.12.2008

Connecticut – Delaware – Maryland – Massachusetts – New Hampshire – New Jersey – New York – Pennsylvania – Rhode Island – Vermont

Teva Games 2008 Huge Crowds, Great Paddling and Wild Weather

06.09.2008

Blue skies and good times, well good times anyways. This year’s Teva Mountain Games in Vail, Colorado boasted huge crowds, a variety of mountain sports and an assortment of weather. THURSDAY Arriving at Homestake Creek in Red Cliff, Colorado on Thursday morning for the Steep Creek Race, competitors had more to battle than the 480 […]

Fishing/Boating Week at National Wildlife Refuges June 1-8

06.04.2008

Introduce your youngster to fishing, or come fish together as a family at a national wildlife refuge during National Fishing and Boating Week, June 1-8. Most states waive fishing license requirements for one or two days during the week and America’s national wildlife refuges are great places to take advantage of this opportunity to get […]

World’s Richest Kayak Race

06.04.2008

Moments before the start of the richest ocean kayak race in history, defending champion Dawid Mocke is trying to replace the missing drain plug of Australian Olympian Ken Wallace’s surf ski with a packet of sports gel. Wallace hopes the makeshift effort keeps the boat from taking on water in the raucous conditions prevailing outside […]

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