The government shutdown that began today left employees at national parks across the nation temporarily furloughed, forcing the parks to shut off access. The restrictions hit hard for private, permit-holding paddlers with scheduled October launch dates in the Grand Canyon National Park. One day in, Arizona outfitters and paddlers are already feeling the economic impact.
Aleksander Doba, 67, embarks today (Oct. 1) on his second crossing of the Atlantic Ocean in three years, a 5,200-mile expedition from Lisbon, Portugal, to Florida projected to take four months. The Polish sea kayaker’s 3,345-mile, 99-day crossing from Senegal to Brazil from late 2010 into early 2011 set a new record for the longest trans-oceanic paddling journey.
With support from the Royal Canadian Geographical Society, Canadian canoeist Adam Shoalts employs a “boots-on-the-ground” approach to mapping Ontario’s waterways, which had never before been properly mapped.
Scottish sea kayak coach Gordon Brown is back with the third installment of his series of instructional DVDs: “Sea Kayak with Gordon Brown Volume Three: Navigation, Rolling and Dealing with Emergencies.”
Kayakers Erik Boomer, Katherine Breen and Eric and Sarah McNair-Landry spent 65 days paddling across Baffin Island in traditional Inuit style kayaks, completing their 600-mile expedition and arriving in Cape Dorset on Sept. 21 to a hero’s welcome.
The POV camera that withstood the test of months underwater, Pat Keller’s GoPro shows the moments before and after Keller made the first descent of 100-foot Ozone Falls in the Cumberland Plateau.
From swimming among golden jellyfish to kayaking over sharks in crystal clear waters, Palau has everything an adventurous traveler could want in a vacation.
This installment of ‘From the Vault’ brings back a story from the August 1988 issue of a team’s three-week search for beluga whales inside the inner recesses of the Baffin Islands.
High water ups the ante at American Whitewater’s fall classic, the 30th annual Gauley Fest.
Like a story straight from Dr. Seuss, a crew of two from the Willamette Riverkeeper canoe goats over to the river’s islands to eat away the invasive species and help with environment restoration.
Paddle Ontario’s French River, a 65-mile stretch designated as a CAnadian Heritage River and wild almost all the way through.
Paddle in the wake of explorers, fur traders and wilderness visionaries on waterways that have only improved with the passage of time
Whitewater paddlers ought to thank the late U.S. Senator Frank Church, the father of the 1968 Wild and Scenic Rivers Act, for legislation to preserve free-flowing rivers. Closest to Church’s heart was Idaho’s Salmon River.
On the Trail of Lewis and Clark Central Montana’s Upper Missouri River proved to be one of the most challenging and inspiring parts of the Corps of Discovery’s 1804-1806 expedition across America. Lewis and Clark’s 33-person team had it tough on the Upper Missouri, hauling six dugout canoes and two behemoth 35-foot pirogues upstream to […]
Few had a greater impact on protecting wild places in the 20th century than writer and naturalist Sigurd Olson (1899-1982), whose collection of lyrical stories immortalized the Boundary Waters Canoe Area.
A hard-ass, one-armed Civil War veteran named Major John Wesley Powell led the first team to descend the turbulent waterways that have since become America’s best-known rafting rivers.
From Chamberlain Lake to the confluence with the St. John River, the Allagash flows nearly 100 miles through lakes, ponds, runnable Class I to III whitewater, falls and short portages, making this the quintessential seven- to 10-day Maine canoe trip.