Goods for the Northern Forest Canoe Trail

A look at C&K Editor-at-Large Alan Kesselheim’s packing list for his summer sojourn on the portage-studded 740-mile Northern Forest Canoe Trail route from New York to Maine.

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Wenatchee Whitewater Rodeo


Mark your calenders so you don’t miss the Pacific Northwest’s paddling event of the year. June 8-10 marks the third annual Wenatchee River Festival and 2007 is shaping up to outshine the previous two years. Washington’s Cascade Mountains got a royal dumping of snow this winter and the runoff is predicted to be substantial and […]

Yukon River Quest ’07


Registrations for the ninth annual Yukon River Quest, the longest annual canoe and kayak race in the world, reached the 75-team mark at the end of March, ensuring another record field. This year’s race will be run on June 27 to July 1, 2007. The 740-kilometer (460-mile) wilderness adventure paddling marathon is held on the […]

New Carolina Coast Marine Conditions Website


The new marine web portal will integrate Real-Time Data from Eight Major Providers at One Marine Site, The Carolinas’ Coast Marine Web Portal, a new experimental website that integrates real-time marine data from eight major providers will be launched by NOAA’s National Weather Service in Wilmington, N.C., Morehead City, N.C., Charleston, S.C., NOAA’s Ocean Prediction […]

Vancouver Island Attempt


In May 2007 Keirron Tastagh (Isle of Man) with paddling partner Jeff Norville (US), will attempt to circumnavigate Vancouver Island in a Sea Kayaking UK ‘Triton’ double kayak. Their goal is to complete the 700 mile journey in 14 days setting a new record (present record of 28 days in a single kayak held by […]

Whitewater Annual ’07


This latest issue of Canoe & Kayak is on sale now. It is the “Green Issue” – our first issue printed on Recycled paper. Pick up a copy at your local newsstand or paddling shop, or subscribe today! FEATURES Arkansas Phoenix – How far would you go to steal a glance at a bird science […]

Waterproof Cases for Paddling with Electronics


On a floating photographic safari you need a variety of electronic do-dads. Digital cameras, external storage for backup, chargers, cords, I-pods and even the occasional laptop accompany us on paddling trips these days. So how do we keep the moisture out of our hydrophobic electronics while on a paddling trip? Luckily there are several companies […]

Oil and Water – Biofuels Odyssey


The near completion of Leg 1 is a notable achievement, but O+WP’s advocacy and pro-active alternative fuels/energy presentations (given entirely in Spanish) deserve more attention. The main goal of the tour is to educate by example that people can reduce their energy dependency throughout the world, without changing their lifestyles. O+WP has stayed true to […]

Kayak Caving in the Channel Islands National Park


By Chuck GrahamA Canoe & Kayak Web Exclusive3/20/07 I scanned the brittle, pock-marked walls of a dark sea cave within Santa Cruz Island, one of the Channel Islands off the west coast of California. The caves harbor pelagic cormorants and pigeon guillemots where they roost comfortably in the damp alcoves. Bird-watching in the caves is […]

Teaching an Old Canoe


The canoe came with the house. I wrote it into the purchase offer. On a battleground of inflated Florida real estate, it was my moral victory. The 16-footer had spent most of its life sheltering lizards, upended in the backyard next to the pond. It wasn’t worth a hundred bucks, the sun-damaged polymer hull had […]

Hybrid Car Review


story and photos by John Bolivarfirst appeared in Canoe & Kayak March 07So C&K took a hard look at hybrid cars, and discovered they’ve come a long way since first hitting American showrooms in 1999. The latest offerings are roomier, more powerful, and far more stylish than ever before. Hybrids use both gas and electric […]

Abalone Treasures by Kayak


Abalone are a species of shellfish (mollusks) related to the familiar bivalves, clams. They have a beautifully iridescent colored shell with a series of holes, 4 – 10 , along the top of the shell. The tasty treasures are scattered off the rugged Washington, Oregon and northern California coasts. Anyone with an appetite for diving […]

Canoe Camping in a Treehouse


A treehouse just may offer one of the most civilized canoe camping experiences a paddler can possible find. And, it seems only fitting that it’s in the genteel state of South Carolina, where paddling has a distinctively southern-and civil-accent. The two treehouses on the Edisto River were the brainchild of Scott Kennedy, founder of Carolina […]

Aquaphile – Hope on the Hulahula


Homesick Hawaiian whaleboat crewmen named Alaska’s Hulahula River. Locked in the Beaufort Sea ice, wintering over in cramped wooden Yankee sailing ships near the river’s mouth, they named it for what they surely missed the most—the grass skirts and swaying palm trees of home. I’ve only been here a few minutes and I can already […]

National River Cleanup Week


American Rivers i is the new sponsor of National River Cleanup Week: June 2-10, 2007 Millions of tons of trash wind up in our nation’s rivers and streams every year, and American Rivers is harnessing the power of thousands of people and communities to do something about it. American Rivers is pleased to announce , […]

Search for the Ivory Billed Woodpecker


Story by Mara KahnPhotos by Larry Ricestory first appeared in March 07 Canoe and KayakPADDLING OUR MUD-STREAKED canoes into a maze of mature bald cypress in Arkansas’ steamy Bayou DeView—a shadowy tableau of swamp-loving trees and acidic, tea-colored water—Marc, Larry and I make our first positive sighting. Unfortunately, it’s not the magnificent ivory-billed woodpecker we […]

Jacksonville Kayak Fishing Classic


The 4th annual Jacksonville Kayak Fishing Classic promotes kayak fishing in Jacksonville with a fun conservation-oriented format and raises funds for children’s programs through Daniel Memorial. The premier ecotourism event also supports the St. Johns Riverkeeper and the Coastal Conservation Association (CCA) Officials expect that more than 200 kayak anglers will target Redfish, Trout, and […]

Recreational Kayak Review


These days the term “recreational kayak” has become a catch-all phrase, much like “organic” or “SUV.” Its definition has come to include transitional touring kayaks, sea kayaks, expedition kayaks, kayaks that look like canoes, kayaks that look like river rafts, even surf skis. Whew. For all practical purposes, “recreational” refers to boats a few feet […]

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