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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New Scottish Sea Kayak Trail


The west coast of Scotland is a dream destination for sea kayakers with some of the world’s best paddling and now it will be the location of the UK’s first long distance ‘trail’ for sea kayakers. The route has been devised by Liz and Simon Willis, who live and kayak on Scotland’s west coast, and […]

Canoeing Afghanistan


Amir Shah pulls me out of Katie’s earshot and explains in a hurried whisper the sudden change of plans. “Mr. Jason, I was thinking it’s safer to stay here than Ghorband. This is Hazara area-100 percent safe,”says Amir, my colleague, trusted guide, and an ethnic Hazara. “The district chief said don’t even drive through Ghorband […]

Atlantic city, NJ – Jersey shore paddling is the best bet in town


Las Vegas gets a lot of love as an outdoor destination, but you never hear anything about its East Coast counterpart. That’s too bad. Beyond the casinos, garish shows, saltwater taffy, hip mobster kitsch, and Monopoly street names, paddlers can win big with AC’s surrounding wild forest, decent surf, and big fish. KAYAK FISHING The […]

How To Navigate in Open Water


Southern California sea kayaker Duane Strosaker has paddled the double-digit crossing to the state’s Channel Islands more than 50 times. He often leads friends on the 22-nautical-mile crossing to Catalina Island, and has made five of his trademark “Catalina for lunch” round-trips. To do so, he’s become an expert with a chart and compass, an […]

Canada’s New National Park – Nts’ihch’oh


Conservationists congratulated the Canadian government and First Nations on the announcement of Canada’s newest planned national park ,Nts’ihch’oh(pronounced NAT-chee-oh). The new park will build on 40 million acres protected in Canada’s boreal forest in the past year. Larry Innes, Executive Director of the Canadian Boreal Initiative, joined other conservationists in celebrating today’s announcement of plans […]

U.S. National Park |Here a just a few of these paddling gems


They’ve been designated national parks for one reason: they’re awesome. The National Park Service administrates 391 units, from Denali National Park to the Lincoln Memorial. Here’s a few gems from the dozens that welcome kayakers. Canyonlands National Park The best way to see Canyonlands’ convoluted red rock desert is from the seat of a kayak. […]

Jacksonville Kayak Fishing Classic Set for May 2-3


The Jacksonville Kayak Fishing Classic is shaping up to be the world’s largest kayak fishing tournament once again with over 305 anglers already registered for the May 2-3 event. The charity tournament, run by JaxKayakFishing.com, will award over $60,000 in prizes and gifts from 100 sponsors. Proceeds from Jacksonville’s premier eco-tourism event benefit children’s programs […]

New York City Water Trail Map Launches


NYC Parks launches a New York City water trail map and interactive guide. Parks Commissioner Adrian Benepe and Queens Commissioner Dorothy Lewandowski celebrated the official launch of the NYC Water Trail Map & Guide by cutting the ribbon with Going Coastal’s Barbara La Rocca, the state Office of Parks’ Rachel Gordon, Hudson River Valley Greenway’s […]

Rafting the White Salmon: Green Truss


Rafting the White Salmon: Green Truss Video

Canoe & Kayak Staff BlogsSurf Kayaking with Sean Morley at the SW Sea Kayak Symposium


4/6/2008 – Kate Stepan,Associate EditorIt’s not every day you get to paddle with a world champion, let alone use his boat. Oh, and then receive his expert instruction from the seat of another finely tuned, specialized craft. But this is where I found myself last Sunday morning, a paddle’s length away from professional surf kayaker […]

Tips for ‘Hucking Rubber’or How to Raft a Waterfall


Rafting a waterfall is the whitewater equivalent to running full speed into a concrete wall. No matter what happens at the very least you know you’re going to take a hit. It’s not soft, there’s no real graceful way of doing it, and worse yet you have to trust the equally intelligent person next to […]

Hotel Charley Volume 3 Show Times Announced


Clear H2O Films announced the showing times for Hotel Charley volume 3: The Lost World. View the preview video clip The film was inspired by the 1912 adventure novel of the same name, this upcoming installment of the Hotel Charley series sets it’s sites on the unexplored river gorges of Himalayan Asia, the Plateau region […]

Hotel Charley Volume 3


Hotel Charley Volume 3, was inspired by the 1912 adventure novel of the same name, this upcoming installment of the Hotel Charley series sets it’s sites on the unexplored river gorges of Himalayan Asia, the Plateau region of South America, and the largest runnable waterfalls on earth located deep in the heart of the Mexican Sierra.

Canoe & Kayak Staff Blogs


4/2/2008 – Jim Marsh, Advertising Director. As I approached Chesterman’s Beach near Tofino, B.C. I could see a lot more kayaks than surfboards. The breaks were immense, more waves were available than people to surf them. More kayaks were available than people to paddle them. The sun was blinding, the waves were perfect five footers, […]

5 Point Film Festival Debuts on May 8 in Colorado


The inaugural 5Point Film Festival in Carbondale, Colorado will feature Rush Sturges in his new film, Source, as well as a panel discussion with his dad Peter about inspiring youth in the outdoors. 5Point Film, taking place May 8-10, brings together the best adventure and outdoor films from all outdoor arenas: kayaking, mountain biking, basejumping, […]

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