Declassified: The CIA Canoe Commuters

“When things seem to be settling into a pattern of sustained wackiness either at home or in the office, a fixed point of reference like a canoe crossing is useful even if it is brief.” –Robert Sinclair in a recently declassified CIA document.

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Cardboard Kayak Race


Story and Photos by John Bolivar Canoe & Kayak Web Exclusive The contest is simple. Teams of designers are given an unlimited amount of tape and a pile of cardboard to build a kayak of any shape. No knives, scissors, or sharp objects are allowed. The first-place finishers get an honorary place in the cardboard […]

2005 Slalom World Championships


October 3, 2005 Penrith, Australia by Larry Dieker The Slalom World Championships in Penrith, Australia wrapped up on Monday with the team competition. In the team competition, sets of 3 paddlers from each country paddle down the course at the same time. Timing begins when the first paddler passes through the start gate and stops […]

Paddling the Prince


by Lin Alder taken from the October 2005 issue The roar of falling water is growing louder as our bright yellow and red sea kayaks dip and bob in the calmness of Alaska’s Blackstone Bay. Our five-person crew paddles toward a 400-foot sheer cliff face topped by an overhanging glacier that rises at least 200 […]



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Paddlesports Industry Awards


Hobie Kayaks, NRS, and

Paddle People and Expeditions


Anna Levesque teaches women’s clinics around the U.S. www.watergirlsatplay.com Bill Layman and Linda Holland venture into the arctic every year – follow this year’s expedition at www.out-there.com/BL.htm. Paddle for Your Life is dedicated to teaching young people to paddle. Playak – Independent paddle portal: event calendar, kayak database and destination descriptions. Also hosts the Kayahoo […]

Rivers, Tides, and Currents


USGS USGS Real Time AW River Guide Saltwater Tides WWW Tide and Current Predictor

Weather Links


National Weather Service Homepages Weather.com National Weather Service – Marine Forecast National Weather Service Radio NODC – Coastal Water Temperature Guide

Racing Kayaks


by Marty Grabijas first appeared in october 2005 The many sublime moments that a paddler is privy to could fill the Grand Canyon. Few would argue that greasing across flatwater in a race-worthy boat isn’t one of them. Take a warm day, a piece of flatwater, a focused effort, and watch the shoreline go by […]

Dry Suits Gear Review


by Larry Rice first appeared in October 2005 issues Some of my whitewater buds think I’m exaggerating, but after my boat, paddle, PFD, and helmet, my most valued piece of paddling equipment is my drysuit. I can’t begin to count the number of days I would have been cold, miserable, or possibly hypothermic—or just plain […]

Greenland Heaven


By Larry Rice Story first appeared in October, 2005 issue. The photos are a Canoe & Kayak Web exclusive, only appearing on our website. Everyone I know who has done a fair bit of boating has experienced personality clashes on trips, some minor, others full-blown perfect storms. So let me make this bold statement: More […]

Plan Your Own Kayak Fishing Trip to Yellowstone


Kayak into Yellowstone Lake and fish for brown trout.

Fishing for Yellowstone Brown Trout


The best time to fish for trophy brown trout at Yellowstone Park is after an October cold snap.

October 2005 Table of Contents


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 A tranquil Greenland campsite provides one of the more reflective moments during the “Trip from Hell” that begins on page 46. Photo by Larry Rice FEATURES Trespassing […]

Whitewater Giants Honored


The International Whitewater Hall of Fame and Museum recognizes and honors individuals who have made significant accomplishments in and contributions to whitewater related activities. The following inductees are being honored in the outlined categories: Pioneer Bob McNair, Massachusetts – wrote THE manual for basic river canoeing techniques; instrumental in forming American Whitewater Affiliation uniting clubs […]

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