Inside Jacob Cruser and Matt King’s vertical (re-)exploration of Oregon’s Eagle Creek, becoming the first paddlers to link every previously run waterfall in a single trip.
Fishing for Paddlers Over the last 5 years numerous fishing-oriented kayak designs have come to market. By Mike Kogan first appedared in Paddle Sports Business Kayak fishing is striking a nerve deep in the paddlesports industry-it is the largest growth sector of the fishing and paddlesports markets and its impact is like two huge waves […]
The Kayak Shed – Hood River’s Resource By Mike Kord Two adventure-seekers are driving into town on a perfect summer day. The temperature posted on a digital thermometer reads 88 degrees. In many western towns east of the Cascade Mountain Range, it would figure to see a couple of mountain bikes on top of the […]
Jackson Kayaks – It’s All About Family By Adem Tepedelen Eric “EJ” Jackson approaches the family-owned whitewater kayak company that bears his name with the same intensity and commitment that made him a world freestyle champion. Listening to him describe the way Jackson Kayak, based in Rock Island, Tennessee, has grown-spouting facts and figures to […]
August 31, 2006 – The Inaugural World Cup for Freestyle Kayaking is only 1 day from being officially open. While most competitors are here training already, it seems that people are pulling in every day. Last night at 2am there were about 5 cars parked at the Garberator and people training like it was noon. […]
Jack Osbourne, the son of Ozzie, shed pounds and his rocker lifestyle and tackled climbing El Capitan in 2005, an effort documented in the television show Jack Osbourne Adrenaline Junkie. Now, he’s taking on a kayaking challenge: paddling the Kaituna River’s Class 5 waterfall – the highest commercially rafted waterfall in the world. His adventure […]
By Mike Kord first appeared in August 2006 Canoe and Kayak For someone who doesn’t care what people say about him—and Tao Berman insists he does not—he spends plenty of time talking about it. “It doesn’t bother me when people criticize me,” Berman says. “I just understand that that is part of what I do. […]
By Stephen Lew first appeared in May 2006 Canoe and Kayak Like many who live in Toronto but play outdoors, I’ve learned to brave the commute on crowded, polluted highways with the hope that my secret oasis hasn’t been developed into a Cottage Country suburb. And now, I’m floating in the middle of a lush […]
If you are looking for a way to dial into the sustainable living lifestyle, now’s your chance to climb aboard and donate your old kayak, with proceeds benefiting American Whitewater. Here’s how it works: Bring your beat-up old kayak, or those buried in a pile in your backyard, to the Liquidlogic Kayaks booth. Grab an […]
Launching from the north end of Indian House Lake on Friday, September 1, 2006, the 12-member international crew includes world-renowned wildlife artist Robert Bateman; Smithsonian Institution anthropologist Dr. Stephen Loring; expedition paddlers, conservationists and photojournalists Gary and Joanie McGuffin; and internationally respected wildlife painters from Canada, the U.S. and the U.K. The crew will paddle […]
By Libby Bliss from August 2006 Canoe and Kayak My first time in a sea kayak, I embarked on a guided 17-day excursion down the coastline from Loreto to La Paz in Baja. As much as I remember the colorful cliff bands and catching and filleting a yellowfin, I also recall how important it was […]
Kayakers Emily Jackson and Rush Sturges are charter members of the Outdoor Idols, new heroes for the next generation with the aim of getting kids outside and active. The Outdoor Industry Foundation (OIF) announced the charter roster of Outdoor Idols at the annual Outdoor Retailer Summer Market, the world’s largest trade show for human-powered outdoor […]
Four Seattle rowers won the Shepherd Ocean Fours Rowing Race this morning, pulling themselves across the Atlantic from New York to the coast of the United Kingdom, the Seattle Post-Intelligencer reported Friday, Aug. 18, 2006. At around 7:45 a.m. Pacific time, Jordan Hanssen, Dylan LeValley, Greg Spooner and Brad Vickers crossed the finish line in […]
Kord spent three days at Tao Berman’s home in White Salmon, Washington, mountain biking, trail running and, much to Kord’s unease, cliff jumping. Kord returned with a new perspective on the Michael Jordan of extreme kayaking and a profile that digs deep into the controversy, success and most importantly, mind of Tao Berman. Take a […]
Tranquility, Excitement, Humor, and Hope: Our 2006 Reader Photo Contest demonstrates that a lot of different emotions can be experienced while paddling.