Photos by Krystle Wright Words by Conor Mihell The summer monsoon brought days of heavy rain. The river rose steadily, cutting its banks, flooding the flat, shelter-less shoreline of grass and willow. When the gale-force winds hit, the Amur River, now four miles across, turned into a hostile giant. “We thought we could always get […]
‘Why Rush Through Paradise’ explores the longest continuous wilderness river in the Lower 48 through the solo experience of paddler-filmmaker John Nestler, while weaving in the perspective of prominent Grand Canyon boaters.
Teaser for “Why Rush Through Paradise?” a film debuting next week on CanoeKayak.com, as contributor John Nestler spends 27 days alone exploring the Grand Canyon: the longest continuous wilderness river in the Lower 48.
Inside Ken Campbell’s improbable 150-mile voyage up the Washington coast in a kayak constructed out of discarded single-use plastic bottles to help raise awareness about plastic proliferation and the effect it has on the marine environment.
Andrea Knepper’s non-profit Chicago Adventure Therapy (CAT) has been introducing underserved youth to outdoor activities since 2007.
Kayakers continue taking “crossover boats,” to new lengths. Mountain Mind Collective’s Brendan Wells tests out a Dagger Katana this winter on a stretch he knows well: the Green Truss section of Washington’s White Salmon River.
This sweater made for the perfect in between temperatures in the morning when the sun hadn’t peaked over the rim and evening just as the desert temperature started to drop.
NRS H2Core Lightweight Pants ($49.95, nrs.com ) Review by Charli Kerns The NRS H2Core Lightweight Pants made for a very comfortable ride down the Grand Canyon, whether sitting in my Wavesport Recon kayak, or hiking the side canyons. These pants kept me warm in the splashing 40-degree water, while the 9 oz polyester/spandex blend offered […]
With a woman-specific fit and environmentally friendly design, the Astral Abba PFD demonstrates quality commensurate with the Grand Canyon quality of life.
The NRS H2Core Silkweight Long-Sleeve is a saving grace against the Grand Canyon sun and heat.
The sun reflects hard on the Colorado River, and sunglasses are necessary during the day. No bright ray could go through or around the Zeal Ace sunglasses.
The Astral Brewess shoe is the ultimate Grand Canyon shoe, just versatile beyond belief.
When the water ends, your canoe can ride on your shoulders or one of these portage carts. Alan Kesselheim put five leading brands to the test.
In September, the world’s premier kayakers and canoeists meet in Deep Creek, Md., as the ICF Canoe Slalom World Championships return to the U.S. for the first time in 25 years.
Icicle TV was on-hand to capture the action from a few of Washington kayaker Sam Grafton’s 37 hair-raising, high-water runs of Washington’s chaotic Tumwater Canyon of the Wenatchee.
If you’re wondering why we profiled the North Fork Championship in the June issue, and paddling filmmaker Rush Sturges in the July book, look no further than Sturges’s latest release.
Canoes have become ever lighter due to Kevlar and carbon, but Gordon Hommes will stick with Royalex. His beloved Old Town Tripper has served him well since 1985.