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Faces of Rey del Rio

In Mountain Mind Collective’s following Quick Flick, competitor Todd Wells captures a few of the colorful characters (and highlights) from the 2014 Rey del Rio Waterfall World Championships’ talented international roster of 18 invitees.

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Greenland Bound

06.03.2014

C&K sits down with James Roberts and James Manke, two Canadian sea kayak instructors hoping to keep kayak traditions alive by challenging their skills and learning more about traditional kayak culture at this summer’s Greenland National Kayaking Championships, with their short video edit, ‘Greenland Bound.’

The Hard Way: Australian’s Upstream Epic

06.02.2014

20-year-old Australian adventurer Chris Hayward stood on the summit of Mt. Kosciuszko, becoming the first and likely last person to ascend the full length of Australia’s Murray River system.

Paddling Life Creek Race and Yampa River Festival

06.02.2014

The Paddling Life Creek Race kicked off the 34th Annual Yampa River Festival in Steamboat Springs, Colo., May 30-31, 2014, drawing top-notch competitors to Northwest Colorado.

Everest: Summit to Sea

05.29.2014

Book review of “Flying Off Everest,” author Dave Costello’s account of the 400-mile journey by two Nepali men, Sanu Babu Sunuwar and Lakpa Tsheri Sherpa, who in 2011 jumped off Mount Everest, paraglided to the Sun Kosi River, and paddled the Ganges River to the Bay of Bengal. linking the highest point on Earth to the ocean in one continuous, non-motorized trip.

Catching Up With Canoe Author Jerry Dennis

05.29.2014

Jerry Dennis ’s ‘From a Wooden Canoe’ has been in print since 1999. Now the collection of essays celebrating woodsmanship is available as an E-book.

Catching up with Jerry Dennis: Getting Out

05.29.2014

This excerpt from Jerry Dennis’s writings compiled into a book ‘From a Wooden Canoe’ stresses the importance of exploring nature, even in not-so-comfortable times.

Catching up with Jerry Dennis: Smoke Gets In Your Eyes

05.29.2014

This excerpt from Jerry Dennis’s writings compiled into a book ‘From a Wooden Canoe’ discusses the importance between building a decent a decent fire and a great one.

Russell Henry to Race Around Vancouver Island

05.29.2014

Victoria, B.C. local Russell Henry plans to race 740 miles around Vancouver Island in an attempt to break Colin Angus’s 2011 speed record.

Infallible Inflatable Kayaks

05.28.2014

Seven solo, self-bailing inflatable kayaks highlighted in our June 2014 issue and put to the test on high- and low-water runs down the Yampa, Green and Colorado rivers out West, featuring the latest from NRS, Hyside, AIRE, SOTAR, SOAR, Advanced Elements, and Innova.

2014 Bigfork Whitewater Festival

05.28.2014

Photo coverage from Memorial Day Weekend’s Bigfork Whitewater Festival by Rick and Dody Sheremeta. The popular multi-discipline Montana competition marks the halfway mark of the 10-event Western Whitewater Championship Series.

Gulf to Gulf Odyssey

05.27.2014

A day-to-day, POV-shot look into Brad Tallent and Austin Graham’s seven months spent paddling 3,000 miles from the Gulf of St. Lawrence to the Gulf of Mexico with the trailer to the forthcoming documentary to their ‘Gulf to Gulf Odyssey.’

One for the Flats: Innova Swing II

05.27.2014

Innova’s Swing II L: 13’2”; W: 33”; 31 lbs. ($799;innovakayak.com While most of the above companies also offer IKs for touring, none specialize in it as much as Innova, whose new Swing II has something most other IKs don’t: a deck to keep spray at bay. Measuring 13’2” and weighing 31 lbs, the tandem can […]

Advanced Elements’ Attack

05.27.2014

Advanced Elements Attack: Nimble and lean on the pricing as well, this whitewater-ready solo shooter handles pushy rapids with a PVC shell with adjustable seat and thigh braces.

SOAR Inflatables’ S10

05.27.2014

SOAR Inflatables S10: This more-than-capable river-runner offers a well-handling, high ride with 12-inch tubes and two seat options on a wider platform of Hypalon/neoprene.

SOTAR Liquid SL

05.27.2014

SOTAR Liquid SL: Fast, nimble and endlessly customizable with four solo length options, plus a solid urethane build with adjustable foot braces, thigh straps and backrest.

AIRE Force 1

05.27.2014

AIRE Force 1: The hole-blasting whitewater granddaddy of ‘em all has AIRE’s trademark PVC-shelled urethane bladders and boasts welcome adjustable thwarts.

Hyside Stinger

05.27.2014

Hyside Stinger: Big-water adventure awaits. Strap in your thighs to this sleek-tapered design with a beefy, rock bashing 2,520-denier Hypalon bottom chafer.

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