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Goods for the Northern Forest Canoe Trail

A look at C&K Editor-at-Large Alan Kesselheim’s packing list for his summer sojourn on the portage-studded 740-mile Northern Forest Canoe Trail route from New York to Maine.

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American Rivers Launches

02.19.2008

Everywhere— Each and every year, an appalling amount of trash finds its way into our nation’s rivers and streams. It’s a fact that has communities and civic leaders all across the country teaming up with American Rivers to do something about it. As part of National River Cleanup 2008, more than 100,000 volunteers, in all […]

How To Build A Kayak – Part 2 of 3

02.14.2008

Each day after work I head out to the garage to see my baby. So far she doesn’t look like much, just slender strips of African plywood and a stack of fiberglass sheets. Big jugs of resins sit on my workbench. It’s messy out there, what with five bikes, skis, paddling gear, and the flotsam […]

New Whitewater Park in Glenwood Springs on March 15

02.14.2008

New park slated to open March 15 The park, which is expected to open on March 15, 2008, has been in development for the last seven years. “It was good to see the community of Glenwood come together to get the in-stream portion of the park built” said Nick Turner, employee of Denver’s McLaughlin Anderson […]

Jacksonville Kayak Fishing Classic Set for May

02.12.2008

JaxKayakFishing.com, Northeast Florida’s online kayak fishing community, has announced plans for the world’s largest kayak fishing tournament to be held in Jacksonville, Florida on May 2-3. The 5th annual Jacksonville Kayak Fishing Classic promotes kayak fishing in Jacksonville with a fun conservation-oriented format and raises funds for children’s programs through Daniel Memorial and Dignity-U-Wear. The […]

Borealis Paddling Expedition Heads North Again

02.12.2008

Ice, whitewater, bugs and bears – these women have seen it all and they’re headed back for more! In 2005, the Borealis Paddling Expedition spent 95 days traversing the Barrenlands of Nunavut, Canada. This summer they are heading north again. Consisting of five women in their mid-twenties, the Borealis Paddling Expedition has again set its […]

Patagonia Expedition Race in Tierra del Fuego

02.12.2008

The southernmost adventure race in the world starts on February 12th in Tierra del Fuego in Southern Patagonia, Chile. The sixth PATAGONIA EXPEDITION RACE starts in the southernmost continental city of the world, Punta Arenas. Eleven mixed four-person teams will race on a 600 kilometer route through the Tierra del Fuego (Land of Fire). The […]

Team River Runner Expands to Seattle

02.10.2008

Team River Runner (TRR), established in August 2004 by kayakers in the Washington, DC, area, is an all-volunteer organization run by a council of kayakers and overseen by a board of directors. Working in partnership with The Wounded Warrior Project and Disabled Sports USA, TRR helps veterans of the Iraq and Afghan wars recuperating at […]

Forgetting the Wounds of War

02.10.2008

Take a look at the video, “Forgetting the Wounds of War”, that shows what this group of volunteers does.Team River Runner (TRR), was established in August 2004 by kayakers in the Washington, DC, area, and is an all-volunteer organization run by a council of kayakers and overseen by a board of directors.

2008 Inflatables Gear Review

02.07.2008

INFLATABLES The first rafts used in commercial operations were surplus WWII pontoons used by the Army make temporary bridges. We’ve come a long way since then, but the basic concept is the same—keep the cargo afloat in a durable, collapsible package. These days, one ultralight inflatable allows you to hike across two Arctic mountain ranges […]

Paddle Oregon’s Willamette River in Style

02.06.2008

Explore Oregon’s Willamette River in Style Don’t miss this one of a kind opportunity to explore and enjoy the Willamette River. Join this year’s PADDLE OREGON canoe and kayak adventure, August 18th – 22nd , and paddle the river in style. Organized and lead by Willamette Riverkeeper, this five-day canoe and kayak trip covers 100 […]

18th Annual East Coast Canoe & Kayak Festival

02.06.2008

Charleston, SC James Island County Park will host the 18th Annual East Coast Canoe & Kayak Festival, April 18-20, 2008. One of the premier paddlesport events on the Atlantic Coast, the festival is a full-weekend immersed in the technique, hands-on experience, history and fun of canoeing and kayaking. Each year E.C.C.K.F. brings together paddling enthusiasts […]

Kayaking into Thailand’s Lost WorldsThe sunken lagoons of Phang Nga Bay

02.06.2008

The ancient ‘hongs’ of Thailand’s Phang Nga Bay have remained hidden from for centuries. Now, a group of intrepid guides are taking small groups into these vast sunken lagoons. You’d never find the narrow cave entrance between the rising tide and soaring limestone cliff without the help of a guide. It’s like a secret door […]

Barbro Lindman Attempts Solo Circumnavigation of South Island

02.06.2008

Barbro Lindman has passed the most southern point of New Zealands South Island of New Zealand stopping in Riverton near Invercargill after 38 grueling days and 1050 kilometers down the east coast with persistent strong winds and large seas. Babs (Barbro), ventured out from Picton on the north shore on December 22, 2007. Her quest […]

Washington’s Grand Canyon The Rebirth of a Wild River.

02.06.2008

Beginning in 2008, the two dams that span the Elwha River on the Olympic Peninsula of Washington State will be removed. The Elwha is a 45-mile-long river starting near Mount Christie in the Olympic Mountains within the Olympic National Park and drains into the Strait of Juan de Fuca at Port Angeles. The removal of […]

February is Paddling Film Festival Month

02.05.2008

This month the two largest paddling film festivals will be held and awards to will given to the best paddling films of 2007. NATIONAL PADDLING FILM FESTIVAL Started in 1983 back in the day when 8mm movie films ruled! February 22nd and 23rd will be the 25th Annual NPFF, celebrating 25 years of promoting River […]

Four Members of Our Diverse Kayaking Community

02.05.2008

Sea kayaking is a sport predicated on the individual. Its largely one paddler per boat, and its an easy sport to do alone. We spread out along vast coastlines, rarely running across one another, and when we do we pass with a nod or a wave. The West Coast Sea Kayak Symposium in Port Townsend, […]

Levy Finishes Paddling the Mexican Gulf Coast Paddler is half way to his goal.

02.05.2008

On January 29, 2008, after 115 days of uninterrupted paddling along the east coast of Mexico, Abraham Levy has arrived in Baja California where he is paddling in the company of the gray whales that gather in this part of the Pacific during this time of year. Levy has finished paddling the first stage of […]

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