Expert Advice: Going Big on Lake Superior

Reader Kirk Sloan seeks and finds some expert feedback on his five-day kayaking trip itinerary from his first open-water overnight sea kayak expedition this summer to Lake Superior’s Apostle Islands National Lakeshore.

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Boatin’ on the Bartram Canoe Trail


by Paige Ponder Photos by Dennis Holt In memory of Mr. Peter Grey Cane Jr., who loved the Mobile-Tensaw Delta. All the fish are having a tea party, nibbling crumpets and celebrating. Mr. Crane is not slithering through the Mobile-Tensaw Delta swamps with his fishing rod anymore. But he enjoyed a lifetime doing it. Deep […]

Sea Kayaking by Mother Ship – Baranof Island, Alaska


Cold rainy Alaska is the perfect place to trade in your soggy tent for a comfy berth with hot showers.

The Adventurous Becky Bristow


by Mike Kord Westerners traveling in the Middle East have plenty to think about regarding their personal safety, especially a woman who’s used to wearing a drytop, not a hijab. So it was for Canadian Becky Bristow, who last year joined an international expedition in Iran to paddle a trio of remote rivers. One day, […]

2005 Whitewater Slalom US National Team Announced


Spectators at the Whitewater Slalom US Team Trials in Durango, Colo. were treated to spectacular action Saturday as the nations best paddlers competed for spots on the US national team. The Team Trials was staged over three days of racing, with two slalom “runs” on each day. Two of the three days’ results count towards […]



Boaters Nikki Kelly and Eric Jackson were announced as “Paddlers of the Year,” winners of the Everest Award at the 2005 Teva Mountain Games. On Saturday, June 4, the sounds of victory and celebration echoed from the Dobson Ice Arena in Vail, Colorado. Inside, a spirited and enthused crowd celebrated the Everest Awards, the pinnacle […]

The Big Muddy


Story and Photos by Tom Bol When I was in high school, history was one of those subjects that went in one ear and out the other. Sure, I could go on autopilot and memorize facts for a test, but those historical events soon faded from memory. But one daring adventure stayed in my mind: […]

10 Seductive Sit-on-Top Kayaks Reviewed


By Libby Bliss In a market that’s always looking for ways to expand, sit-on-top kayaks continue to carve out their niche in the kayak spectrum. Flip through the latest travel brIn a market that’s always looking for ways to expand, sit-on-top kayaks continue to carve out their niche in the kayak spectrum. Flip through the […]

PADDLING CLUBS – We need your help


Paddling Club members, We are updating our website at Canoe and Kayak (www.canoekayak.com). We are improving our site and making it more timely and interesting. We are also trying to make it more useful to our readers and we have many newbie paddlers that check out our site looking on information on how to get […]

July 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 Ken Whiting explores the west coast of Vancouver Island during the making of his latest video The Ultimate Sea Kayaking Guide Cover Photo by Jock Bradley FEATURES […]

Drilling in National Seashore?


The amendment codifies Mississippi’s claim to mineral rights under federal lands and allows drilling for natural gas under the Gulf Islands National Seashore — a thin necklace of barrier islands that drapes the coastline of the Gulf of Mexico. As a preliminary step to drilling, the rider permits seismic testing, which involves detonating sound-wave explosions […]

Teva Mountain Games


The country’s largest adventure sports, art and music festival, the fourth annual Teva Mountain Games is now history. The festival featured over 1,000 of the world’s best outdoor athletes competing for over $60,000 in prize money in 7 adventure sports. The big news in the kayaking events was the victory of Eric Jackson in the […]



by Dennis Stuhaug The hardest distance you’ll travel on any canoe or kayak trip is that few hundred meters between your car and the water’s edge. Sure, you’ll experience some white-knuckle time on the water, and on more than a few trips you’ll ache from the pull of the paddle and the glare of the […]

Pat Keller runs Toxaway Falls


Ever approached 50 MPH in a whitewater kayak? As Pat Keller can attest, it’s not easy to do without some help from that worst enemy of rock climbers known as gravity. Keller last March set out to run Toxaway Falls, an 85-foot sliding descent located in the southwest corner of North Carolina. He’d been eyeing […]

Reno River Festival 2005 – Final Report


VIEW MORE RENO RIVER FESTIVAL PHOTOS The Second Annual Reno River Festival solidified its reputation as a premier boating event, bringing some of the world’s top boaters together for some intense paddling on the Truckee River’s multimillion dollar whitewater playpark. Over 20,000 people watched from the shore and millions more tuned in to the Fox […]

Fastest Kayak Crossing of English Channel


Tordoff, a resident of Huntingdon in Chester, managed to shave an incredible 11 minutes from the old record of 3 hours and 33 minutes for crossing from Fokestone Beach to Wisant Beach in France, which had stood since 1976. A delighted Tordoff was thrilled with his marathon feat. “To beat the old record has been […]

DAY 3: Jacksons Still Celebrating


We woke up this morning and saw gray skies covering the city. After two nights of partying and gambling, some of the boaters weren’t exactly feeling sunny, either. One exception, however, was the Jackson family. EJ outduled local hero “All Day” Jay Kincaid in the final round of last night’s professional rodeo competition. The defending […]

Day Two Rocks Reno


DAY 2 EVENTS After another night paying ‘the Man’ for the bright lights and lethal fluids of Reno another gorgeous sunny day dawns here in whitewater utopia. The Reno Fiver Festival is not just fun on the river…there is much more to see on do on the shore. There are the hourly clinics (all day […]

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