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.
Canoe & Kayak’s August issue is on sale now. Check out the best paddling of British Columbia, gear for the digital age, and read about a race around Manhattan. We also take you kayaking into Chile’s deepest fjord and teach you how to paddle like an Olympian. Pick up a copy at your local newsstand […]
Mammoth Lakes sits in the pristine beauty of California’s Sierra Mountains. Surrounded by a backdrop of fragrant pines and majestic peaks, the lakes are some of Califorinia’s paddling gems. In the typical winter there could be over 100 inches of snow on the mountains and makes for some tough paddling,but it’s never to early to […]
On the 9th of November 2007 Simon Osborne and Philip Clegg set off to attempt to circumnavigate Madagascar by Sea Kayak. Due to visa restraints and work commitments they split the challenge into two parts.On the 10th of Jan 2008 the first part was successfully completed. From their blog With mixed forecasts, talk of the […]
This years crop of versatile touring paddles break down and adjust to different sizes and feather angles using high-tech materials and ingenious devices. Sawyer Orca V-lam ($250, paddlesandoars.com) 26 oz. sizes available: 220, 240 Sawyer’s new red cedar lay-up of its popular Orca blades melds stunning good looks with a solid feel in the water […]
Norway’s Lofoten Islands rise abruptly out of the North Sea to more than 3,500 feet. The densely packed archipelago curves southward like an eagle’s talon poised above the Arctic Circle. A haven for sea birds, including puffins in the hundreds of thousands, the Lofotens also host the world’s largest orca gathering. It’s a remote and […]
We reached the dam at sunrise and found the river siphoned away by three large irrigation canals. Above the Milner Dam, the Snake River rolled at more than 8,000 cubic feet per second. Below, the flow was only 230 cfs. The river, America’s 10th longest, was suddenly so narrow you could nearly hop across it. […]
At first blush, Patagonia inspires many comparisons. “It is like Switzerland, only with volcanoes.” “It is like Norway, only with semi-tropical vegetation.” “It is like the San Juan Islands, only in Alaska.” It doesn’t take long before these comparisons fall away when replaced by a the realization that, despite any similarities to other places, Patagonia […]
Kayaks and sailboats go together like, well . . . like a loon chick and its parent . . . like a frog and a lily pad . . . like a boat for shoreline exploration and the mother ship which carries it into the wilderness. Each is a quiet getaway vessel capable of operating […]
Luc Bedard paddles a canoe, solo, down Canada’s Nahanni River.
Kayak Camping In Style Outdoor writer Rob Lyon has spent more than two decades exploring Vancouver Island by kayak, putting camping gear to the test, and weathering more than a few squalls along the way. Whether out for a weekend or a two-month circumnavigation, he finds a cozy camp translates into mental alertness and a […]
In an announcement e-mailed only to registered applicants on January 17, 2008, Grand Canyon National Park announced the dates for the main 2009 non-commercial river permits lottery. Applications will be taken for the 2009 river running season beginning February 1 through noon February 26, 2008. The announcement did not say when the main 2009 drawing […]
On January 18,2008, Ken Campbell began his attempt at a solo circumnavigation of Vancouver Island. Although the trip has been done by others in the past, none of the previous expeditions have taken place entirely during the winter season. From the News Tribune Ken Campbell is no stranger to long kayak trips. In 2000, he […]
Ask Reno business owners and tourism officials about the Reno River Festival and they all mention one thing: girls in bikinis. The restaurateurs and city leaders aren’t necessarily excited about the girls themselves, but they are excited about what girls in bikinis invariably attract—a crowd. The girls brought 32,000 of their friends to the Festival […]
The United States Rafting Association voted unanimously on Jan. 7 to hold this year’s national championship event at the Payette Boise River (PBR) Festival in Idaho which takes place May 31 – June 2. International Rafting Federation (IRF) rules and expectations in this area were reviewed by the USRA in selecting an appropriate host for […]
Australians James Castrission, 25, and Justin Jones, 24, spent 62 days crossing the Tasman Sea in their custom-built fiberglass vessel and battled strong winds and tides that spun them in giant circles and forced them to change their original plans. The two pulled in at Ngamotu Beach near the town of New Plymouth on New […]