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Paddle Georgia Appreciates and Protects

By Katie McKy Imagine paddling with 400 of your nearest and dearest friends in a Skittles-colored fleet. This is the tenth year of Paddle Georgia, a 7-day, 115-mile journey on Georgia’s longest river, the Chattahoochee. It’s a river that’s as fun to paddle as it to pronounce, with waterfalls, 100-foot granite cliffs, caves that once […]

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Mammoth Find on the Blackstone River

01.13.2006

If you ask longtime Yukon bush pilot Ernie Onofferchuck which guide knows the territory’s remote rivers better than anyone else, without pause he’ll name Blaine Walden.

Bush Administration Opens Arctic Lands for Drilling

01.13.2006

The Bush administration opened up hundreds of thousands of acres around Teshekpuk Lake, on Alaska’s North Slope, to oil drilling. The wetlands around the 315-acre lake are popular Inupiat hunting and fishing grounds and are widely considered among the most vital in the Arctic for molting geese. Read the rest of the story at The […]

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01.10.2006

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New Kayaking Apparel and PFDs

01.10.2006

Body Pod, Stohlquist: The waterproof-breathable dry suit incorporates comfort features from Stohlquist’s dry top line such as latex gasket wrists with stretchy Velcro adjusters and protective outers with self-draining shield. $500. (800) 535-3565; www.stohlquist.com. Motion, NRS: The dry top combines a waterproof-breathable soft shell with a brushed fleece layer inside. Neoprene-covered latex wrist gaskets and […]

New Paddles and Accessories for 2006

01.10.2006

Slice, Bending Branches: The new touring line of paddles has a high-angle blade with slight dihedral and light swing weight. An adjustable ferrule lets you set the length from 210 to 240 cm, depending on the paddler and the conditions. $95-$135. (866) 755-3405; www.bendingbranches.com. Cyprus, Werner Paddles: Designed for high-angle paddling, its foam-core blades create […]

New Kayaks for 2006

01.10.2006

Wisper, Feathercraft: This nimble, fast kayak has cockpit bracing bars to provide a solid fit for medium and smaller paddlers. The Wisper is 15 feet 7 inches long and 23.5 inches wide. Choose between lightweight or sturdier skin. $2,933. (888) 681-8437; www.feathercraft.com. Looksha V, Necky: Rock-solid stability and a roomy cockpit make this a great […]

Kayak Raffle for a Cause

01.05.2006

Press Release – Jan. 2006 Kids should be paddling and having fun, but sometimes they can’t. John L. Schnoering, owner of a small kayak business on the lower Chesapeake Bay, Traditional Outfitters, has been involved in raising money for the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation. For the second year in a row, he is holding a […]

Paddling Magic in Greece

01.04.2006

By Larry Rice first appeared in Kayak Touring 2006 Paddling tandem through the deep blue Mediterranean swells, relaxed and in sync, my partner, Mara, and I abruptly spot a large reptilian shape floating near the surface. “Turtle! Turtle!” we shout together as the stealth figure dives. At the same time, a chorus of “Capsize! Capsize!” […]

Kayak Touring 2007

01.04.2006

The latest issue of Kayak Touring is on sale now. It’s our once-a-year homage to Sea Kayaking. Pick up a copy at your local newsstand or paddling shop, or buy it on-line! ON THE COVER Getting ready to do some surf kayaking on the Washington coast. Photo by Mike Tittel FEATURES Sacred Waters – Here […]

Destination Guide 05

12.31.2005

The Canoe & Kayak 2005 Destination Guide is on sale now. Pick up a copy at your local newsstand or paddling shop, or order online! ON THE COVER Portage Lake in Chugach National Forest By Michael DeYoung DESTINATIONS EASTERN UNITED STATES – Adirondacks, Clarion River, C&O Canal, Lake Champlain, Penobscot River WESTERN UNITED STATES – […]

Kayak Fishing at Estes Flats

12.22.2005

On a recent kayak fishing trip to Aransas Pass (A.P.), Texas, I was preparing for the Extreme Edge Kayak Fishing Tournament (EEF). This is a national event and A.P. was the last leg of the Texas Series. So it was very important to do well in this event. That is why prefishing different areas is […]

Paddling through Wildlife Refuges

12.21.2005

Kenai, Alaska Souris River, North Dakota Prime Hook, Delaware Ruby Lake, Nevada By Jennifer Anderson, for the National Wildlife Refuge System Okefenokee Refuge, Georgia The swamp and overnight shelters at Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge are open to all interested paddlers – just not all at once. “We can guarantee a stretch of trail and overnight […]

Paddling Charities – They make our boating world a better place.

12.20.2005

Paddle for Your Life is a grassroots effort by Seattle-area kayakers to bring together volunteers from the kayaking community to teach high-school students who would otherwise never have this opportunity how to paddle. www.paddleforyourlife.org. Roanoke River Partners is a nonprofit created to help promote conservation of a little-known wilderness treasure, the Roanoke River in northeastern […]

Rigging a Kayak for Fishing

12.19.2005

Take your time, and begin with the basic equipment that will get you on the water catching fish. Let’s assume you have a paddle and a PFD, so we won’t talk about those. Ninety percent of the people I fish with use rotomolded kayaks, either sit-on-tops or recreational sit-insides. The first step in rigging a […]

DVD Review – The Russian Wave

12.16.2005

review by Ray Schmidt DVD Category: documentary/travel and first descents Boat type: whitewater,kind of 1 sucks and 5 is awesome. Soundtrack – 4 Visuals – 5 Action – 2 …that’s the point! Quality of production – 4 Clean edits – 3.5 Educational quality – 5 Overall – 4.5 Getting paid to paddle is pro whitewater […]

Hotlanta

12.14.2005

The Chattahoochee River flows right through town. North of the city, the Appalachian rivers call to whitewater boaters, while south of Atlanta quiet-water paddlers will find the mighty Altamaha and other rivers of the Piedmont region. Canoeing The Georgia River Network hosted a weeklong canoe camping adventure along the Chattahoochee River, which flows right through […]

C & O Canal, Maryland

12.14.2005

The sun was low as the D.C. monuments came into sight, and we knew that our adventure was nearly complete. It had begun 15 days earlier at the western end of the Chesapeake & Ohio (C&O) Canal National Historical Park. We could almost taste the steaks that awaited us at Tony and Joe’s, a chic […]

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