Southbound Road Trip
The desert called so we pulled out the long boats and headed down the Baja way, first loading enough boats to take full advantage of both coasts, then cramming the truck full of every camping comfort it would take, right down to a hand-cranked margarita blender.
Virtual Coach: Power Paddling
Sean Morley knows a few things about going fast. He honed his forward stroke technique as a flatwater sprint racer on the British junior national team, but has made his biggest mark traveling far and fast in challenging conditions. He’s held speed records for crossing the Irish Sea, circumnavigating Vancouver Island, and paddling 4,500 miles around Great Britain and Ireland, solo.
Yukon’s Peel Watershed: Threatened Paddling Classics
An expansive, roadless canoe-tripping haven threatened by resource extraction
Ecuador’s Jondachi River: Threatened Paddling Classics #8
The Jondachi is special. Ask any Tena paddler what their favorite run is, where they cut their teeth, where they go with their friends, where they suggest recently arrived foreign kayakers go: the Upper Jondachi. Kayaking is young in Ecuador. Truly, it’s in its infancy. To lose the Jondachi to a dam would be to lose a great teacher.
Living without Compromise: Emily Jackson’s TEDx Talk
“What is it in life that causes us to compromise the things most important to us?” Emily asked a packed auditorium in Beaver Creek, Colo, during a January TEDx event.
Bill Could Lift Paddling Bans in Yellowstone, Grand Teton National Parks
“Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks offer some of the best paddling opportunities in the world for all abilities -- to live so near to these amazing rivers and yet be unable to experience them is a constant frustration for me and many other residents and visitors.”
On Sale Now: March 2015
Up the Mississippi
A month into their ambitious nine-month, 5,200-mile route, the six-man Rediscover North America crew highlights the first 27 days paddling up the Atchafalaya River, and crossing over to begin the long slog up the mighty Mississippi.