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Lefevre Gold at 2014 Slalom Worlds

Joe Potoczak Fabien Lefevre, the young French superstar turned American veteran, today won the 2014 C-1 world championship at home in his adopted country. It’s Lefevre’s seventh ICF world championship gold, but his first in C-1, and first as an American. “I had the crowd on my side, pushing me downstream,” Lefevre says. The roar […]

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DamNation wins Audience Award at SXSW

03.18.2014

A new film that celebrates dam removal has won the SXSW Audience Award at the trend-setting music and technology festival in Austin, Texas.

What I Learned

03.14.2014

Janet Moreland, the first woman (and American) to ever paddle the entire Missouri-Mississippi River complex, shares the lessons learned from her inspiring 223-day, solo source-to-sea expedition.

Many Muddy Months

03.14.2014

Paddling alongside Janet Moreland during the end of her historic 3,780-mile solo journey to the Gulf of Mexico. Featured in the March 2014 issue of Canoe & Kayak magazine.

Google’s Street View Grand Canyon

03.13.2014

They’re calling it Street View, but we’re not. No matter how cool this is–and it is very cool–the Colorado River is not a street.

How to go Big for the Grand Canyon

03.13.2014

Winter paddlers demystify the path to the Grand Canyon, one of America’s most desired private paddling trip, with tips on how to increase your permit odds, set up and execute this trip of a lifetime.

Yosemite Rivers Now Open to Paddling

03.13.2014

Yosemite National Park’s new Management Plan and Environmental Impact Statement for the Merced places paddling on the same footing as climbing and hiking within the park’s boundaries. The plan officially opens three coveted sections to paddling, including the Yosemite Valley, Merced Gorge and South Fork Merced.

Lost and Found

03.12.2014

Inside Daniel Alvarez’s 4,000-mile sea kayak journey across the contiguous United States from Minnesota to Key West .. and back to Minnesota via the Atlantic coast and the Great Lakes.

True Source — Part 1: Discovery & Rivalry

03.11.2014

Go inside Jeff Moag’s cover story from C&K’s June 2013 ‘Amazon Issue’ with this a three-part multimedia story of the race to reclaim paddling’s greatest source-to-sea prize.

First Descent: Michoacán

03.10.2014

This five-part series follows an all-star crew to the western Mexican state of Michoacán, a vast and completely untapped whitewater wonderland. Episode one features Dane Jackson.

Video: Record High Water on the Little White Salmon

03.07.2014

No one had ever run the Northwest’s quintessential Class V+ test piece at such high water. Here is how it looked from the seat of Todd Wells’ kayak.

Santa Cruz PaddleFest 2014: The Basque Invasion

03.07.2014

In this segment of Santa Cruz Paddlefest 2014, reporter Bryon Dorr talks with Edu Etexeberria of the Basque Team on what it’s like to be a surf competitor.

Go-to Gear: Keen Water Shoes

03.06.2014

I’ve rarely found footwear that covers large swaths of river trip terrain over the long haul. Keen comes close with its Newport H2 and Gorge Boot. Often as not, I take a pair of each.

Behind the Lens: John Rathwell

03.06.2014

Behind the Lens: Whitewater photographer John Rathwell captures the fleeting magic of a Dane Jackson huck in Mexico.

American Rivers: 51 Dams Removed in 2013

03.05.2014

Last year communities in 18 different states removed 51 outdated or unsafe dams throughout the country, restoring waterways for everyone from fish to floaters.

The Hard Line

03.05.2014

The latest of the Frank Wolf canoe expeditions was to complete the new—and crazy hard—400-mile route across the wilderness of Labrador and northern Quebec.

Kayaking Mexico’s Final Frontier

03.04.2014

When Canadian pro paddler Joel Kowalski and photographer John Rathwell told us about this exploratory mission to the western Mexican state of Michoacan late last year, they added a warning: Don’t tell a soul until we get back.

Is Whitewater Going Big-Time?

03.03.2014

“If I was doing this for the money I would have chosen probably golf or something.” Those words of wisdom from whitewater superstar Rush Sturges, in . . . Toyota’s “Keep It Wild” advertising campaign? Today, it passed 1 million views on YouTube. Toyota plans to air the spot on national television. Spoiler alert: Sturges […]

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