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Voices of Wilderness

Canoe & Kayak’s July 2014 “Wilderness Issue” celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act. In our Voices of Wilderness series, accomplished paddlers and wilderness advocates speak about their connection to wild waterways, what the future holds for the places they love, and how best to protect them for future generations.

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Missing Canoeist Turns Up After 5 Years

12.04.2007

UPDATE: ‘Canoe Man’ Arrested by Police Looks like the mystery was solved. Due to a photo on a ‘Move to Panama’ website featuring John and his wife Anne taken in 2006, John has been arrested. Turns out the amnesia was faked and the canoeist, missing since 2002, was living in Panama the whole time. It […]

Red Canoe Journal Leg 5 – American Falls to Burley , Idaho

12.04.2007

“Either of you want $20 to shuttle us down to Massacre Rocks?” I’m pointing the question in the direction of two dudes fishing off an aluminum dock beside the boat ramp. They twist around in their camp chairs and eye me suspiciously, taking in the red canoe strapped to the roof of our car. The […]

Dog Saves Canoeists Life

12.04.2007

A search and rescue team in a motorboat pulled an unconscious Tish Smith from the waters of Lake Huron after her canoe capsized in a sudden storm, but the real hero is her dog Echo, an unassuming shepherd-collie mix who swam in circles around Smith for about six hours until rescuers arrived. On July 16, […]

Paddlers Holiday Gift Guide

11.30.2007

Every paddler wants more gear – it’s genetic. Here is a whole closet full of goodies that will make the boater in your family almost as happy as being on the water. For the Kayak Fisherman – Kayak Fishing Gift GuideFor the traveling boater – Traveling Paddlers Gift Guide Vasa Ergometer, $1,299-$1,899 (vasatrainer.com) Want to […]

Travel Gear/Holiday Gift Guide

11.30.2007

Sometimes the best paddling is halfway around the world. Here’s some gifts that make the trip go better, faster, and safer. Plus, this year’s best gifts for the traveling boater. For the Kayak Fisherman – Kayak Fishing Gift Guide Gifts for Any Paddler – Boaters Gift Guide ExOfficio BUZZ OFF Baja Long-Sleeved Shirt, $85 BUZZ […]

Gift Guide for Kayak Fishermen

11.30.2007

Go fish for birthday treats for your favorite angler. Seairsports Coiled Fishing Rod Leash, $22 (seairsports.com) The rod leash is the most underrated piece of equipment in the angler’s gear bag, and can save them hundreds or thousands of dollars. Capsizes happen—and if it’s not tied down, it is sinking. Pacific Angler Kayak Fishing Seat, […]

Tatlow Teaser

11.27.2007

Bryan Smith’s epic Tatlow footage from 2007

Canada Creates Huge Nature Preserve Sets Aside Over 10 Million Hectares in the NW Territories

11.27.2007

The Government of Canada has taken a major step to protect and conserve Canada’s north by announcing the withdrawal of over 10 million hectares of land, one of the largest land conservation initiatives in Canadian history near the East Arm of Great Slave Lake, and around the Ramparts River and Wetlands, both in the Northwest […]

Reno River Festival 2008 Dates Announced

11.27.2007

Kayaking’s most accomplished paddlers are preparing for the 2008 Reno River Festival, May 9-11, 2008. The 5th annual competition will held in the heart of downtown Reno in the Riverwalk district at the Truckee River Whitewater Park. Top kayakers from Australia, Canada, Norway, New Zealand, Costa Rica and the United States are set to compete. […]

Kayak Fishing With Kids

11.21.2007

The lake was modest, only a few acres, and the stocked trout held proudly by my grinning son didn’t outstretch a ruler. James had been zipping around on a Hobie pedal kayak, having too much of a good time to stop and fish. Then I’d hooked the trout. Moments later the rod was in his […]

Canoe & Kayak’s Favorite Paddling Tales20 Great Reads That Entertain and Inspire

11.21.2007

As the mercury dips and cold winds start to blow through much of North America, many paddlers find themselves channel surfing more often than plying their favorite waterway for entertainment. Don’t despair, we’ve put together a list of some of the last century’s greatest boating tales in which to immerse yourself while curled up by […]

Canoeing the YukonLooking for Ghosts at the Headwaters of the Yukon

11.21.2007

It’s a little known fact, the Klondike Gold Rush had more paddling than hiking. Snowshoes and hot chocolate were the two things that we wished we had brought more of as we hiked over the Chilkoot Pass to get to our canoe. Now I stood at the shores of Lake Bennett in the cold with […]

Gauley River Rafting

11.20.2007

Join ‘Video Rafter’ Mike Stoll as he takes you down the Gauley River once again.

Video Camera Setup for Whitewater Rafting

11.20.2007

How to set up a rig for getting great video camera footage of river rafting.

World’s First Privately Developed Whitewater Park Planned in Idaho

11.20.2007

Southfork Landing, Inc. (“SFL”) and Cascade Raft & Kayak (“CRC”), the largest river outfitter in Idaho, have announced their partnership in developing a unique whitewater course and adventure sport amenity at the Southfork Landing development located in Garden Valley, Idaho. The parties signed an agreement in which CRC & SFL in design collaboration with Whitewater […]

2007 National Outdoor Book Award Winners

11.16.2007

The Colorado River figured prominently in this year’s winners of the National Outdoor Book Awards. The winners of this annual award program represent some of the finest outdoor writing and artwork being published today. The NOBA Foundation, Idaho State University and the Association of Outdoor Recreation and Education sponsor the awards program. Brad Dimock of […]

Kayakers Attempt to Cross the Tasman SeaThe trip promises to be a tumultuous 1600km(1,000mile) open ocean voyage

11.16.2007

Sydney kayakers James Castrission and Justin Jones will attempt to be the first kayakers to cross the Tasman Sea,unassisted, from Foster, NSW to Auckland, New Zealand. They are setting off less than a year after Australian adventurer Andrew McAuley, died trying a similar solo crossing. The pair set off from Forster Marina Boat Ramp on […]

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