Expert Advice: Going Big on Lake Superior

Reader Kirk Sloan seeks and finds some expert feedback on his five-day kayaking trip itinerary from his first open-water overnight sea kayak expedition this summer to Lake Superior’s Apostle Islands National Lakeshore.

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Tune Up Your Boof with Taylor Robertson


Adventure photographer Taylor Robertson knows a thing or two about boofing. While he’s down to kayaking a paltry 250 days a year, the former U.S. Freestyle Kayak team member has more first descents than you have cam straps, and he’s stuck strokes carrying him over and out of harm’s way in more than 22 countries. […]

A Winter Kayaker’s Tale A Midwinter Attempt to Circle Vancouver Island


“It is easy to make plans in this world; even a cat can do it; and when one is out in those remote oceans it is noticeable that a cat’s plans and a man’s are worth about the same.” Mark Twain As I lay in my sleeping bag somewhere on the shores of Johnstone Strait, […]

American Rivers Launches


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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.


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 […]

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