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Canada’s Peel Watershed One Step Closer to Recieving Protection

“It’s a pristine alpine region with stunning scenery, exceptional wildlife, great hiking and whitewater,” says Neil Hartling, the owner of Whitehorse, Yukon-based Nahanni River Adventures and long-time local guide. “The plexus of rivers that form the watershed provide years of expedition options that could fill a career of northern adventures.”

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Spirit Journey to Tip Top Mountain

04.11.2006

by Larry Rice first appeared in May 2006 Canoe & Kayak “Don’t get much better than this” is our collective, delusional mantra as we trudge forward into a green wall of unyielding undergrowth. Five specks in a vast uncaring landscape, we are deep in the heart of Ontario’s Pukaskwa National Park, pushing steadily upward through […]

Creeking Paddles

04.08.2006

A paddle is a paddle, as they say, but your creeking paddle is more than just that. When things are going well, it’s your primary means of feeling and touching the water – a good one will extend the neurons in your fingers out to the ends of the blades and beyond. When things are […]

Jacksonville Kayak Fishing Classic

04.04.2006

The third annual Jacksonville Kayak Fishing Classic promotes kayak fishing in Jacksonville with a fun conservation-oriented format and raises funds for children’s programs through Daniel Memorial. The premier eco-tourism event also supports the St. Johns Riverkeeper. Register online at www.JaxKayakFishing.com Officials expect that more than 200 kayak anglers will target redfish, trout, and flounder in […]

Santa Cruz Surf Kayak Festival 2006

04.04.2006

Spectacular weather and good waves offered surf kayakers at the 20th Annual Santa Cruz Surf Kayak Festival plenty of opportunities to show their stuff in Sunday’s final heats. Santa Cruz resident Dave Johnston took first place in the International Men’s Class. Rusty Sage of Reno nabbed first place in the World Cup Men’s category. All […]

Whitewater Kayak Review – 2006

03.31.2006

by Christian Knight Photos by John Bolivar first appeared in Whitewater 2006 Back in the 1990s, when the kayak industry’s technological learning curve was sharper than the bedrock on Vallecito Creek, the justification process was simple: Each new boat turned what had been an impossible move into an eye-rolling routine. The 1997 class of boats […]

Whitewater Kayak Review – 2006

03.31.2006

by Christian Knight Photos by John Bolivar first appeared in Whitewater 2006 Back in the 1990s, when the kayak industry’s technological learning curve was sharper than the bedrock on Vallecito Creek, the justification process was simple: Each new boat turned what had been an impossible move into an eye-rolling routine. The 1997 class of boats […]

Whitewater Annual 2006

03.30.2006

Our latest annual magazine, Whitewater is on sale now. Pick up a copy at your local newsstand or paddling shop, or SUBSCRIBE TODAY! FEATURES THE ZAMBEZI WAVE – Steve Fisher and Dale Jardine take a trio of surfers through the Zambezi River’s tubular theme park known as Rapid 11. Photography by Alan van Gysen STIKINE […]

Charlotte Whitewater park

03.23.2006

“This is an incredible feat of design and engineering being achieved by our team of Recreation Engineering & Planning, Liquid Design and RodgersDooley Construction,” said Jeff Wise, executive director of the U.S. National Whitewater Center. “Every time I go to the site I am awestruck. We have built the world’s largest recirculating whitewater river – […]

Wet House DVD

03.22.2006

In this award-winning film, we see not only the mad kayak skills but also the diverse personalities and backgrounds of Bryan Kirk, Andrew Holcombe, Nikki Kelly, Tanya Shuman, Jimmy Blakeney, and Steve Fisher. The DVD, three years in the works, grew out of conversations that Jordan had with Jimmy Blakeney when the two were working […]

Kayak Surf Festival

03.22.2006

The 20th Annual Santa Cruz Kayak Surf Festival kicks off Thursday, March 23. This year’s event will have some exciting changes that grew out of the 2005 World Championships in Costa Rica. There is a new HP Expert Class restricted to surf vehicles under 9 feet. This is the World Cup class that will add […]

T’ai Chi for Paddling

03.21.2006

Paddling is all about putting that paddle, single- or double-bladed, into the water and touring, surfing, playing, and having a good time. T’ai Chi is a Chinese martial art performed very slowly on land. So what could one have to do with the other? That was my reaction in the mid-1980s, when I started studying […]

Across Canada by Canoe

03.21.2006

When my brother Andrew and I told people we were paddling from Minnesota to the Arctic Ocean, the most common response was, “What on earth made you decide to do a trip like this?”

Escalante Calling

03.18.2006

By our fifth day of meandering down the wondrous Escalante, we are out of superlatives to describe this rarely run wilderness river in southern Utah’s redrock-canyon country. We keep using the same gushy adjectives-unbelievable! mind-boggling! stunning!-as our intrepid band of six pushes south past the narrow mouth of Scorpion Gulch, a tantalizing side chasm choked […]

Kayaking Belize

03.17.2006

Beautiful tropical Belize, with its junlge rivers and coral atolls, is guaranteed to make your midwinter blues fade away.

Paddlesport 2006

03.14.2006

The East Coast’s largest kayak, canoe, and outdoor show, Paddlesport 2006, will be March 24-26 at the Garden State Exhibit Center in Somerset, NJ. The show features manufacturers of kayaks, canoes, accessories, sportswear, paddling clubs professional instruction and expeditions, as well as lectures and video/slide shows of paddling trips and expeditions and paddling techniques. PaddleSport […]

Australian sprint champion gets steroid surprise

03.13.2006

Last September the international flatwater sprint racing community was shocked when Australian champion Nathan Baggaley tested positive for banned steroids. He was suspended from competition for 15 months. The results of the test, which was conducted out-of-competition, took everyone by surprise. Baggaley is one of the top men’s sprint athletes in the world, and a […]

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