My experience . . . I don’t always have much time to get shelter over my head. No time to unpack and pitch a tent. No time to find trees and string a tarp. Or no trees. Most of those moments are driven by the undercurrent of desperation as violent squall or windstorm is approaching. […]
Red has seen more abuse than most 17-foot Dagger Ventures her age, but never conditions like this. It’s the middle of January, and Jackson, Wyo., is in the midst of an unusually bitter cold snap. On the way to the river this morning the car’s thermometer read 27 below and a sign on the road […]
Since moving down from Alaska a few years ago, I have longed for a place with the same glacier-sculpted landscape, where grizzlies lounge in pristine creeks, munching on salmon. In all the lower 48, I’ve only found one place that comes close: Glacier National Park in Montana. The park straddles the Rocky Mountains as they […]
Go Fish! with our special Kayak Fishing Issue of Canoe & Kayak magazine – on sale now. Pick up a copy at your local newsstand or paddling shop, or subscribe today! On the Cover:Testing fishing kayaks in northern Baja, Mexico. Photo by Rober Zaleski. DESTINATIONSDenver, Colorado – Get wet in the high country. By Doug […]
The special Rafting Issue of Canoe & Kayak is on sale now. Pick up a copy at your local newsstand or paddling shop, or subscribe today! On the Cover:Paddle-rafting Costa Rica’s Rio Reventazon. Photo by Paul Villecourt. DESTINATIONS Adventures in Tasmania – Ecology and Culture in the land beyond the seas. By John Bowermaster Living […]
Race co-founder Mark Gorman claimed the overall title in the inaugural Sitka Sound Ocean Adventure Race on Saturday. The race for any human-powered watercraft benefited the Sitka Maritime Heritage Society, which is renovating a historic boat house so it can be used as a museum. The entrants used kayaks, rowing sculls and two Tlingit warrior […]
The Vancouver Island region is a large, sparsely populated area, encompassing Vancouver Island, the Gulf Islands as well as a portion of the mainland. It has one of the world’s most diverse ecosystems: rainforests, marshes, meadows, beaches, mountains, oceans, rivers and lakes create habitats for multitudes of wildlife species.
Like the Jack Daniels’ in my guide’s hip flask, the Suwannee River colours my dangling feet in a warm amber wash. We are somewhere in Georgia, above the Florida state line when we paddle our Crayola-coloured kayaks around another serpentine bend. Six good ol’ boys are standing crotch-deep in the whiskey waters, the golden hue […]