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Return to the Rio Roosevelt

Catching up with Dave Freeman and fellow Minnesota adventurer Paul Schurke, who earlier this month completed a 400-mile canoe descent of the Brazilian Amazon’s storied Rio Roosevelt.

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AW Safety Report

02.08.2006

Cullowhee, NC – February 7, 2006 – Safety has been at the core of American Whitewater’s mission since 1954. “We’ve been reporting and analyzing accidents since our earliest days and today we are leaders in whitewater safety education based on that research. Our Accident Database is the most comprehensive collection and analysis of whitewater accidents […]

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02.04.2006

Recreational Kayaks Review

02.03.2006

Why do people like to kayak? Where do they like to go? I suspect that manufacturers ask these questions, and this review critiques six of their answers. Maybe you’re the workout type or a rec boater looking for a little more performance from your kayak. Or maybe your futon and chair crowd your cozy little […]

Boatmen and Bedlam – a Rafter’s Story

01.30.2006

A river-spanning log on a tributary of the Middle Fork of the Salmon could have brought a raft trip to fatal conclucion, but a team of experience rafters was able to regroup and get out. Read their experience.

March 2006 Canoe and Kayak Magazine – Table of Contents

01.26.2006

This latest 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 It’s rare that Mount McKinley can be seen so clearly. A solo paddler seizes the opportunity on Wonder Lake in Alaska’s Denali National Park. Photo by Michael […]

Solo Kayak Trip Around Prince Edward Island

01.20.2006

Wendy Killoran, a schoolteacher from London, Ontario, completed the first female solo circumnavigation of Prince Edward Island by kayak this summer in just 15 days, a feat she puts down to calm, cool conditions and a near constant tailwind. It was not her first major trip: In the summer of 2004, Killoran circumnavigated the world’s […]

Tube-and-Worm Fishing from a Kayak

01.18.2006

The tube and worm is a lure/bait combination used primarily on the eastern seaboard, where kayak anglers find it’s extraordinarily effective for striped bass. The tube is actually surgical tubing cut in lengths ranging from 12 to 36 inches. Most anglers use tubes in the 12 to 24-inch range. The actual tube is rigged with […]

American Whitewater Ambassadors

01.17.2006

In 2006 American Whitewater is launching its Athlete Ambassador Team, a core of whitewater paddlers who will publicly represent American Whitewater and reinforce its mission of preserving and restoring’s whitewater resources. AW sought out the leaders of the whitewater community to come forward and publicly promote and support the work of American Whitewater. Our Athlete […]

Mammoth Tusks on the Blackstone River Gallery

01.17.2006

An exploratory trip on a Yukon river yields an unexpected discovery. Story and photos by Todd Shapera

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!” […]

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