“When things seem to be settling into a pattern of sustained wackiness either at home or in the office, a fixed point of reference like a canoe crossing is useful even if it is brief.” –Robert Sinclair in a recently declassified CIA document.
Escaping the clutches of cold wet winter weather becomes critical to every paddler north of the Mason-Dixon line. Winter escapes are not optional for many boaters – they are necessary for combating incessant cold rains, snow, cloudy skies, and cabin fever. Warm water and sunny skies can heal any soul and paddling a boat sure […]
Instead of electronic doo-dads or ugly ties this year, why not give the gift of charity instead? There’s a host of organizations that are worthy of your hard-earned greenbacks – this list highlights a some of them. First Descents strives to become the leader in innovative camps supporting young adults with cancer. Using kayaking, extreme […]
Are open boaters disappearing from American rivers?
Thirty-two canoe/kayak paddlers from Georgia, Washington, California, Pennsylvania, Hawaii, and the District of Columbia have been named to USA Canoe/Kayak’s 2007 Under 18 National Junior Team and Under 18 National Performance Squad. National Junior Team and National Performance Squad athletes in the sprint canoe and kayak disciplines are comprised of the top performing junior athletes […]
This is part one of a three part article Part One: Un-Boxing Day In seventh grade shop class I once made a birdhouse that turned out so terribly that my mother thought it was a flower planter. Since then things really haven’t improved much for me, at least not in terms of skills like “making […]
Follow the latest news on their website www.crossingtheditch.com.eu According to the Sydney Morning Herald Justin Jones and James Castrission are 1440 kilometres out in the Tasman Sea with a Cyclone looming. The storm will not directly hit them but their progress has been impeded due to headwinds from the cyclone 2000 miles to their north-east […]
In an announcement e-mailed only to registered applicants, Grand Canyon National Park has announced a lottery for canceled non-commercial river permits for the rest of 2007 and 2008. The first trip in the lottery is December 11, 2007. The remaining December 2007 dates are the 16th, 25th, and 26th. The 2008 lottery dates are all […]
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 […]
“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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
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 […]
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, […]