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Eagle Creek: The Long Way

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.

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In Memoriam: Daniel DeLaVergne

03.08.2006

Whitewater kayaker Daniel DeLaVergne was one of Canoe & Kayak‘s best friends, so it brought our production to a halt when we learned Wednesday, March 8, that he was killed after being struck by a train near Asheville, North Carolina. He was 29. Daniel was on an overnight trip to scout a location for a […]

Canoecopia 2006

03.03.2006

Canoecopia, the world’s largest paddlesports consumer show, will return again to the Alliant Energy Center Exhibition Hall in Madison, Wisconsin, on March 10th through 12th, 2006. This annual show is presented by Rutabaga, a paddlesports icon located in Monona. “Canoecopia is a mixture of a consumer event, paddling exhibition, outdoor school and family reunion.” said […]

Paddling Whitewater in Iran

02.28.2006

As we pulled up in front of the Iranian embassy in Erzurum, Turkey, I tied on my headscarf before getting out of the taxicab. Then, with mixed feelings of excitement and uncertainty, I walked inside the embassy and applied for a visa to visit Iran. How could they refuse a Canadian? Whether it was pure […]

Reno Revival

02.27.2006

I’d been in downtown Reno for no more than 15 minutes when I saw world freestyle champion Eric Jackson shouting encouragement to his 16-year-old daughter, Emily, as she was throwing down in the whitewater park. Reno River Festival, May 12-14, 2006 So far there didn’t seem to be anything about Reno that would prompt Starbucks […]

Reno Revival

02.27.2006

I’d been in downtown Reno for no more than 15 minutes when I saw world freestyle champion Eric Jackson shouting encouragement to his 16-year-old daughter, Emily, as she was throwing down in the whitewater park. Reno River Festival, May 12-14, 2006 So far there didn’t seem to be anything about Reno that would prompt Starbucks […]

Get River Levels on Your Cell Phone – Title

02.24.2006

The service is the brainchild of Washington state kayaker Neil Crist and a college friend. The pair took up kayaking together, and their friendship and boating has lasted as they graduated, took up careers, and have started families. The idea came to them after a particularly hairy run on the Middle Fork of the Snoqualmie […]

Get River Levels on Your Cell Phone – Title

02.24.2006

The service is the brainchild of Washington state kayaker Neil Crist and a college friend. The pair took up kayaking together, and their friendship and boating has lasted as they graduated, took up careers, and have started families. The idea came to them after a particularly hairy run on the Middle Fork of the Snoqualmie […]

More New Boats for ’06

02.17.2006

Portable SpeedThe Sea Eagle 12.10 is a fast inflatable with an innovative thrree-tube hull configuration. The kayak is 12 feet 10 inches long and 26 inches wide, and weighs 26 pounds. Packages start at $999. www.seaeagle.com. Solid FitThe Feathercraft Wisper has cockpit bracing bars to enable small and medium paddlers to lock in to the […]

Permits and Patience

02.15.2006

The snow has been falling for quite some time now and has laid a nice white blanket upon the mountains. With the snow comes the anticipation of what will happen in the following months. The river permit application deadline has come and gone and I, like most other boaters, am anxiously awaiting the spring runoff […]

Kids Drawing Contest

02.14.2006

KIDS PADDLING DRAWING CONTEST KIDS ..Win great prizes and get featured on Canoe & Kayak‘s website. We are having a contest for our youngest viewers and paddling members. Winners will be the ones with the most on-line votes. As soon as we get entrees we will post the drawings and begin taking votes to choose […]

Kayak Fishing Florida’s First Coast

02.14.2006

Kayak Fishing Florida’s First Coast by Mike Kogan Canoe & Kayak Web Exlcusive Jacksonville, home of Florida’s First Coast, has always been known for its outstanding inshore and offshore fishing. With over 68 miles of Atlantic Ocean coastline and 400 miles of river, intra-costal waterways (ICW), creeks, lakes, and ponds, Jacksonville has as diverse a […]

AW Safety Report

02.08.2006

Cullowhee, NC – February 7, 2006 – Safety has been at the core of American Whitewater’s mission since 1954. “We’ve been reporting and analyzing accidents since our earliest days and today we are leaders in whitewater safety education based on that research. Our Accident Database is the most comprehensive collection and analysis of whitewater accidents […]

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02.04.2006

Recreational Kayaks Review

02.03.2006

Why do people like to kayak? Where do they like to go? I suspect that manufacturers ask these questions, and this review critiques six of their answers. Maybe you’re the workout type or a rec boater looking for a little more performance from your kayak. Or maybe your futon and chair crowd your cozy little […]

Boatmen and Bedlam – a Rafter’s Story

01.30.2006

A river-spanning log on a tributary of the Middle Fork of the Salmon could have brought a raft trip to fatal conclucion, but a team of experience rafters was able to regroup and get out. Read their experience.

March 2006 Canoe and Kayak Magazine – Table of Contents

01.26.2006

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 It’s rare that Mount McKinley can be seen so clearly. A solo paddler seizes the opportunity on Wonder Lake in Alaska’s Denali National Park. Photo by Michael […]

Solo Kayak Trip Around Prince Edward Island

01.20.2006

Wendy Killoran, a schoolteacher from London, Ontario, completed the first female solo circumnavigation of Prince Edward Island by kayak this summer in just 15 days, a feat she puts down to calm, cool conditions and a near constant tailwind. It was not her first major trip: In the summer of 2004, Killoran circumnavigated the world’s […]

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