We’re well inside the two-weeks-till Christmas mark. If you need a little last-minute gift-giving inspiration for that paddler on your list, look no further than a few of C&K’s favorite gear goodies in our annual Holiday Gift Guide.
PREVIOUS BLOGS Jim’s 4/2/2008 Kates 4/6/2008 Kates 3/27/2008 Jeff’s 3/19/2008 4/21/2008 – John Bolivar, aka JB, WebEditor/Photographer Last week it was colder and rainier than a typical cold and rainy Pacific Northwest spring( snow in Seattle in April is too much to take after a wet rainy winter.) It was time for some tropical therapy […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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. […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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, 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.
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, […]