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Mountain Mind Collective: ‘Battle of the Susitna’

“Battle of the Susitna,” the latest feature episode from Todd and Brendan Wells’ production company Mountain Mind Collective explores one of Alaska’s premiere whitewater runs, Devil’s Canyon of the Susitna. As the crew journeys into the Susitna via seaplane, and the massive rapids of Devil’s Canyon, the quickly find out the greatest battle is off the river, with a proposed dam on the Susitna.

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Skookumchuck Rapids: Tandem kayaking

10.27.2008

Tandem riders from Hurricaneriders.com are paddling a Delta 20T tandem sea kayak in Skookumchuck…A first???

Skookumchuck Rapids: Kayak Collision

10.27.2008

On a fine sunny day at Skookumchuck, two kayaker’s from Deep Cove Kayaks collide into each other while testing out a Delta 16 and 17.

Mayor’s Cup Race Day

10.24.2008

Words and Photos by: Jessie Stone October 19th in New York City is from here on out the Official Mayor’s Cup Day thanks to Mayor Bloomberg. This year the Able/Disable class was added and 5 teams entered. In the past, we had done the Able/Disable marathon as an independent race, but it was very exciting […]

Kayaking to Save the Albatross

10.22.2008

Story by: Lisa Beckstead of Kokatat.com In January 2009 Hayley Shephard, a kiwi now residing on the West Coast of Canada, will attempting the very first solo sea kayak circumnavigation of South Georgia Island in efforts to help save the Albatross. Behind the scenes of soaring Albatross is the insidiously slow, almost invisible loss of […]

Women on the Adirondack Ponds

10.17.2008

Adirondack N.Y.- a canoe adventure to embrace a pocket of paradise.

Women on the Adirondack Ponds Gallery

10.17.2008

Adirondack N.Y.- a canoe adventure to embrace a pocket of paradise.

OMG!! Boater Tops Cosmo Hotlist!

10.16.2008

Kayaker Brad Ludden has just been named Cosmopolitan magazine’s world’s sexiest bachelor. Yeah, that Brad Ludden—the one who used to be famous just for running the planet’s gnarliest gnar and founding one of the paddling world’s worthiest charities. Now slutty women the world over will know his story too: Professional paddler. Chiseled abs and smoldering […]

Cosmo Hunk Brad Ludden’s Extreme Kayaking Workout

10.16.2008

Brad Ludden describes his exercise regime

Squirt boating at Fascination Alley

10.16.2008

Gettin’ down with squirtboaters on the Cheat River, West Virginia.

Cali Burnt Ranch Festival

10.16.2008

The Cali Burn Fest Rocked: Here’s proof. Photos from C&K art director Robert Zaleski and intern Brandon Gonski.

The Cali Burn Fest

10.15.2008

Three C&K staffers come back burnt

Extrasport X-posed Hoodie

10.14.2008

Extrasport X-posed Hoodie, $225 Can one jacket possibly take the place of a separate raincoat and spray top in your gear bag? This Extrasport X-Posed Hoodie might be the one that does it all—our tester wore it kayak touring during a rain-soaked week in Alaska and even skiing in the Andes. The waterproof, breathable 2.5-layer […]

Slalom World Series a Home Run

10.10.2008

Last weekend, western Maryland wrapped up the international slalom racing season with the final event of the “Canoe Slalom World Series” at Adventure Sports International, the world’s only mountaintop artificial whitewater slalom course The World Series is a new five-race whitewater slalom series with the goal of expanding the number of high-quality international races beyond […]

Kokatat Meridian GMER Model Drysuit

10.09.2008

On of the biggest sources of boater jealousy at any put-in, be it river or ocean, is the drysuit. If you have one, you’re a pimp. If you don’t, you’ve got pimp envy. I put the Kokatat Meridian GMER Drysuit through the paces during a long Washington winter and spring, boating class V snowmelt. While […]

Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge

10.06.2008

Words and Photos by Jeff Kinney Sweat spiked with sunblock dribbles down my face and stings my eyes as the sun hammers me and everything else in Eastern Maryland’s Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge. It’s 96 degrees, and the air is so saturated with moisture that I just might need gills. But the searing heat isn’t […]

Mission AccomplishedTim Finishes Building His Own Kayak

09.26.2008

This is the fourth part in the series on “How to Build Your Own Kayak” Part One Part Two Part Three This day seemed so far away. Nearly a year has gone by since I tore through boxes of plywood, fiberglass, and resins that would one day be my very own double sea kayak. Building […]

Boater VoterFour reasons to vote this year (and one call to action)

09.26.2008

Your political mascot might be an elephant, a donkey, or even a bull moose, but if you’re reading C&K that means you have a personal interest in protecting the places you love to paddle. Well, now is the time. Thousands of politicians are running for office this fall, which means there’s no time like the […]

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