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Destination: The Green River’s Labyrinth and Stillwater Canyons

Most of the Southwest’s canyon floats involve serious whitewater. What makes this section of the Green River perfect for sinking into “River Time” is that it dives deep into that rock-wall dimension, but the current stays benign the entire route, a no-brainer for open canoes or touring kayaks. The other draw is that the potential […]

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Demshitz Celebrates the Pacific Northwest

05.22.2014

The Demshitz crew finds paradise in several runs in the Northwest. This latest edit just showcases “Eagle Crick” and the Little White Salmon.

Northern Forest Canoe Trail gets a new leader

05.21.2014

Catching up with Kerrie Thomas, recently elected to serve as the new executive director of the Northern Forest Canoe Trail, a Vermont-based nonprofit serving the 740-mile water trail.

Pelican ProGear Urban Elite U160

05.16.2014

  Pelican ProGear Urban Elite U160  MSRP: Around $200 (pelican.com) Review and Photos by Greg Fassett My passion is adventure photography, and I often find myself photographing ocean sports from small listing vessels crowded with people and gear. Last June, I documented a 3-day 100-mile canoe race on the Big Island of Hawaii. The seas, […]

Paddling the Colorado River to the Sea

05.14.2014

When we reached the Gulf of California in 2012, I’d not return to the delta until the river did. This week I paddled the Colorado River to the sea.

The Colorado River has Reached the Sea

05.14.2014

Since the beginning of the Colorado River Pulse Flow on March 23, the overriding question has been whether the water will reach the sea. A Canoe & Kayak team found the answer on May 8.

Final Frames: The 2014 Whitewater Grand Prix in Photos

05.13.2014

As the 2014 Whitewater Grand Prix comes to a close, C&K contributor John Rathwell frames the world’s top whitewater competitors in this exclusive gallery with overall results highlighted by overall wins by Martina Wegman and Dane Jackson.

Open Boater Sticks 70-foot Waterfall, Sets new World Record

05.12.2014

It only took 16 weeks before the 20-year-standing canoe waterfall record was broken. Brad McMillan ran 70-foot Desoto Falls, clearing 10 feet from Coffey’s Truchas.

Canada from Coast to Coast

05.12.2014

Catching up with canoe-tripper Mike Ranta, 35 days into his inspiring attempt at the world record for longest canoe trip in a single season: a grueling 5,000-mile, single-season crossing of Canada, from Vancouver, B.C., to Cape Breton, Nova Scotia.

What is Bayou Paddling?

05.09.2014

One paddler explores the lore and mystery of the bayou, seeking to find a fitting explanation of paddling’s greatest undefined body of water.

Grand Prix Expectations

05.08.2014

An inside look ahead to the 2014 Whitewater Grand Prix’s weekend finale with stage highlight videos and updates from the international invitational as it moves to the frigid waters of Quebec for two big-water freestyle competition stages.

Try These Pelvis Stretches for Paddlers

05.08.2014

A few simple hip stretches for paddlers stretches can fix major hidden pelvis issues, helping you feel good in your boat and top of your game on the river.

The Making of NRS Films’ Dream

05.06.2014

It’s part kayak vid part Where the Wild Things Are meets Alice in Wonderland, all on the water. Watch NRS Films Dream then read what the hell it’s all about.

Royalex 2.0?

05.06.2014

With Polyone’s decision to cease production of Royalex, the ubiquitous, longtime and game-changing material of choice for canoe design, Quebec manufacturer Esquif has answered with T-Formex, a moldable sheet material made of foam-core ABS plastic with a propriety outer-layer twist to make it lighter and more impact resistant than Royalex.

Whitewater Grand Prix: Halfway Mark

05.05.2014

Martina Wegman and Dane Jackson lead a stacked international field with three stages down and three stages remaining for the Whitewater Grand Prix 2014 as the competition moves to Quebec. The standings are close and the winner is far from certain.

Kayaking Championships on National Television

05.02.2014

An hour-long television special about the best freestyle paddlers in the world competing in North Carolina’s Smoky Mountains.

Fund your fun

05.02.2014

Expedition paddler Ken Campbell highlights five diverse methods for raising money for your next paddling trip, offering an array of options to complement online crowdsourcing websites.

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