Going Source to Sea on the Missouri-Mississippi

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.

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


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


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


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Todd Gillman of the RangeLifecaptures whitewater adventures on some classic runs in British Columbia, Canada.

Gear Guide – 14 Foot Rafts For Every Budget


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


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


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


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


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


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.

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Teva Games 2008 Huge Crowds, Great Paddling and Wild Weather


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


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


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 […]

5 Wilderness Water Trails


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 […]

Beginner’s Guide 2008 Edition


Canoe & Kayak’s 2008 Edition of the Beginner’s Guide is on sale now. It’s our once a year issue that inspires and educates all those new to paddle sports. Pick up a copy at your local newsstand or paddling shop, or subscribe today! C&K Eco Fact: C&K proudly uses 85 percent post consumer waste. On […]



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