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 […]
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 […]
The first annual Hobuck Hoedown – the North Coast Surf Kayaking Festival was a resounding success. The Memorial Day Festival was located on the Olympic Peninsula at Hobuck Beach near Cape Flattery ( a Makah Indian Nation town), the extreme Northwestern point of the continental USA. The festival, the first of its kind in the […]
Severe storms that ripped through the Midwest June 7 destroyed much of the Bear Paw Outdoor Adventure Resort in Northeast Wisconsin, leveling buildings and throwing kayaks and merchandise across the highway and into the trees. Co-owner Jamee Peters watched from the basement of one of 10 buildings on the 25-acre property near White Lake, Wisconsin, […]
Sam’s first entry into the contest. Great footage of Alpacka raft and some crazy packrafting.
Is the Alpacka Raft a toy or a legit boat? Read Eugene Buchanan’s take on The Amazing Alpacka Raft Canoe & Kayak’s Amateur Video Contest
Filmed & Edited by: Sam Perry
Movie Title : Salty Schnitzal
A paddle is to canoeing what a pair of hiking boots is to backpacking—the wrong choice becomes painfully obvious about ten minutes into the trip, and no matter how long you keep slogging, it won’t let you forget. Not for a minute. Spending time bandaging blisters instead of enjoying your surroundings is a bummer, especially […]
Familiar faces captured the paddling podium at this year’s Teva Mountain Games, which wrapped up this weekend in Vail, Colorado. Paddling legend Eric Jackson took first in both the men’s paddlecross and freestyle events, while Nikki Kelly and Tao Berman absconded with the steep creek race crowns for women and men, respectively. Teva Games ’07 […]
The nominees for the 2007 Class of Inductees into the International Whitewater Hall of Fame have been selected in four categories: Advocate, Champion, Explorer and Pioneer. The nominees are: Advocate: Bill Endicott (USA), Kent Ford (USA), Dave Kurtz (USA), Bill Mason (Canada), William Nealy (USA), and Risa Shimoda (USA) Champion: Dana Chladek (USA), Eric Evans […]
The Teva Mountain Games kicked off in Vail today with the Dowd Chute raft and kayak paddlecross competitions. Raft teams and kayakers ran down the Class IV Dowd Chute section of the Eagle River as the athletes charged through the boulders in the race against the clock. The winners : Dowd Chute Paddlecross Men’s Kayak […]
At next weekend’s Teva Mountain Games in Vail, over 2,000 pro and amateur athletes are expected to compete in more than two dozen kayaking, rafting, running, biking, climbing and fishing competitions. However, outdoor competition is only half of the story at the Teva Mountain Games. The five-day festival is pleased to announce a nightly line […]