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Paddling the Mississippi River Alone

Armed with little more than an aluminum canoe, plastic paddle and budget PFD, Kev Brady of Gloucester, England, traveled to the source of the Mississippi River last year to undertake the trip of a lifetime. The 30-year-old Brit launched with little river running experience, braving snow storms, dodging shipping barges and perfecting his J-stroke over […]

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Why Paddle the Mississippi River: Part 4 – Tote that Barge

07.05.2014

The Rivergator crew grapples with commercial barge traffic as the Lower Mississippi River Paddling Trail-mapping expedition extends to Baton Rouge.

The Altai Experience

07.02.2014

Benjamin Hjort’s scrolling photo feature on an international team’s kayak expedition through Russia’s remote Altai region, with runs of Siberia’s legendary Sumul’ta, Chuya, and Bashkaus rivers.

The Whitewater Grand Prix 2014 Rewind

07.01.2014

New videos, final thoughts and a competitor’s stage breakdowns from the 2014 Whitewater Grand Prix, which ended in an epic and appropriate way on the Basse Cachee River, a Quebec City classic where the most intense Giant Slalom event stage was saved for last.

Looking Back: A Winter For the Ages

07.01.2014

We track the 2014 winter that was, as Pacific Northwest paddlers reaped the record benefits from a winter kayak season for the ages.

Canoe Paddles for the Long Haul

06.30.2014

There’s nothing like the feeling of gripping a wooden canoe paddle as it glides smoothly through the water. These four are the best there are for flatwater performance.

Mountain Mind Collective: ‘Exploring Antioquia’

06.30.2014

“Exploring Antioquia,” the second in a series of Mountain Mind Collective feature episodes debuting exclusively on CanoeKayak.com, follows a team of international paddlers’ pair of first descents on a big-water canyon section of Rio Cauca, and then 55 miles down the politically unstable Rio Nechi, “a steep river deep within Colombia’s narco-ruled jungles.”

Eight Rivers North

06.27.2014

Expedition lowdown from six young canoe-trippers who departed Duluth, Minn., and headed to the Canadian subarctic, crossing 900 miles on eight river systems north to the Hudson Bay coast and the Inuit community of Whale Cove, Nunavut.

DISPATCH: The Amazon’s first kayak-only descent

06.26.2014

Video from 2014 Expedition of the Year nominees Darcy Gaechter, Don Beveridge, and David Midgley: the first team to complete the Amazon’s 4,300-mile, source-to-sea descent without raft support from its newly discovered most-distant source in the headwaters of Peru’s Rio Mantaro.

Katrina Van Wijk Meets Jacobs Ladder

06.25.2014

The day before the North Fork Championship’s marquee race at Jacob’s Ladder, Katrina Van Wijk learned that she would be the first woman ever to compete in the prestigious race. She marked the occasion by getting the words TiTS DEEP tattooed along her rib.

Payette River Games: 5 Survival Tips

06.25.2014

Competition survival tips from the Payette River Games in Cascade, Idaho, traditionally a freestyle kayak competition that private financiers have turned into a multi-discipline, all-inclusive, spectator- and athlete-friendly “marathon weekend of brutal competition” featuring the biggest payouts in its marquee kayak and SUP events.

Nominees Announced and Voting Opens for 2014 C&K Awards

06.24.2014

Voting for the third annual Canoe & Kayak Awards opens today and continues through July 21.

The Return of the King of New York

06.24.2014

The reigning King of New York completed a 30-mile circumnavigation of Manhattan and filmed the trip with a challenge to all who want to vie for the crown of this year’s race series starting in August.

Rides: Harold Murphy’s Innova Safari

06.23.2014

By Katie McKy Photos and Captions by Harold Murphy Harold Murphy is a septuagenarian who surprises. You might have ridden a bus, train, or plane with him, not realizing that the affable paddler’s Innova Safari inflatable kayak is packed in the cargo bin, waiting to carry him on yet another adventure. Murphy has his Safari […]

Field Tested: The Astral Rassler Kayak Shoe

06.23.2014

C&K reviewer Ben Warf gives a final say on the Astral Rassler after five months including a stint on the Colorado in the Grand Canyon.

Smolen Bronze in Slalom World Cup

06.22.2014

Michal Smolen roared to his first career world cup podium, paddling to a bronze medal in men’s K-1 at the ICF Canoe Slalom World Cup in Prague on Saturday.

What’s in Helen Wilson’s Kayak Kit Bag?

06.19.2014

A well-organized kayak kit bag can make or break a day on the water, and it’s important to have a system. Here’s how globe-trotting paddling guru Helen Wilson does it.

Russell Henry Smashes Vancouver Island Speed Record

06.19.2014

Russell Henry, the 22-year-old sea kayaking superstar from Canada, shatters the speed record for paddling around Vancouver Island.

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