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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Canoeing the YukonLooking for Ghosts at the Headwaters of the Yukon


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


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

Video Camera Setup for Whitewater Rafting


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


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


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


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 […]

Canoe & Kayak Magazine’s 2008 Kayak Touring Annual – Table of Contents


Canoe & Kayak’s 2008 Kayak Touring Annual is on sale now. Pick up a copy at your local newsstand or paddling shop, or subscribe today! On the Cover: Sylvain Grossmann paddles under the midnight sun, Upernavik Fjord, Greenland. Photo by Jean-Luc Grossmann FEATURES PADDLING THE PARKS – Federally protected lands mean pristine waterways—dip your paddle […]

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2007 World Surf Kayaking Championships


Anyone who competed at the 2007 World Surf Kayaking Championships, held in Basque Country Spain, should be commended. The level of competition among nations and paddlers was fierce, as were the waves. Dynamic ocean conditions brought on by autumn storms and strong tides kept both the paddlers – and contest organizers – guessing where to […]

California Kayak Fishing in the WinterThe off-season packs plenty of fishing action


Feel that chill in the evening air? Even here in the gorgeous Golden State fall is here and what passes for Old Man Winter is on the way. Rather than pine for the days of summer gone by, savvy paddle-powered fishers are anxiously awaiting a splendid time of year. “The winter months are some of […]

Canoe Totem honoring an old friend


I’m guessing that not too many folks have a full-size canoe totem in their yard. Ours came about by virtue of a bad moment last spring, when I was doing my annual assessment of canoe hulls at the end of winter. I always check for frost damage, spots that need touch-up work, the odds and […]

Float On We review four upwardly mobile PFDs


Four of the latest offerings to keep your favorite boater afloat. The MTI Adventurewear is designed for women while the NRS Chinook will make any kayak fisherfolk happy. For you whitewater rats check out the Kokatat and Extrasport offerings. Kokatat Ronin Pro ($199, kokatat.com) Kokatat stuffed all the features the river pro needs—like type V […]

Low-Brace Techniques for Kayaking


After the forward stroke, no kayak move is more frequently used than the low brace. Whatever your kayaking passion—sea paddling, whitewater, surf—you’ll call on your low brace at the first sign of instability. So you’d better get it right. That’s why we asked Jen Kleck to talk us through the finer points of this essential […]

Living Grand A guide’s eye view of the Grand Canyon


A guide’s eye view of the Grand Canyon Photos 1 : Photographer Kyle George has been guiding boats in the Grand Canyon since 1999, logging eight or nine months each year piloting motor rigs, oar rigs, and the occasional dory. The place has become as familiar to him as his own house. “A lot of […]

New York City Water Trail to Expand


The concept – paddling from park to park in New York City. Before planes, trains and automobiles, boats carried people from one place to another by way of rivers, lakes and oceans. New York City is surrounded by such bodies of water, yet its shoreline has been largely dominated by commerce and industry for centuries. […]

Solo Canoe Trip on the Tatsenshini River


I had already paddled the Nahanni river in a solo canoe and it was during this trip that the idea of paddling the Tatshenshini solo had germinated. The Tatshenshini is well known as a wilderness rafting river, but few people canoe the river, let alone solo it. The reasons were laid out for me by […]

Deception Pass Dash


The 2007 running of the Deception Pass Dash, an annual 5-mile kayak race through Deception Pass between Whidbey and Fidalgo Islands in Washington state has been announced. The race is sponsored by local paddlesports outfitter Seattle Raft and Kayak (“SRK”.) The race starts and finishes at Bowman Bay in Deception Pass State Park, 90 minutes […]

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