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Grand Canyon Alone

‘Why Rush Through Paradise’ explores the longest continuous wilderness river in the Lower 48 through the solo experience of paddler-filmmaker John Nestler, while weaving in the perspective of prominent Grand Canyon boaters.

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Northwest Territories

02.12.2004

SLAVE KAYAK LODGE “A wild, scary, beautiful place with more world class waves than you’ve ever dreamed of.” Come and explore the Slave River in Canada’s Northwest Territories with the Slave Kayak Lodge. Guided whitewater kayaking. Airfare. Accommodation. All your meals. Even the hot tub. We’re worth the trip. Call toll-free 866-588-3278 or visit our […]

May 2005 Issue Contents

01.29.2004

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 Practicing Duffek paddle strokes on the Yukon’s Wind River. By Michael DeYoung FEATURES CHANNEL ISLANDS, FULL CIRCLE – A solo kayaker tackles fear and avoids sharks on […]

Learn to Drive a Truck

01.28.2004

It’s your first trip down a wild Canadian river. You expect big rapids, large lakes, and long portages. You judge yourself capable in intermediate-level (Class II-III) rapids. Beyond that, things get scary fast. Question: Which of these methods would better improve your skills? A. Enroll in a whitewater canoe class. You’ll learn to run big […]

Dancing with Cranes

01.28.2004

Okay, I’ll admit it. During my adolescent years, I had a big secret. An aspect of my character that was so unusual and odd that if it had ever been revealed, my reputation would have been destroyed. Once the most popular girl in high school caught me practicing this odd behavior; only quick thinking and […]

Get Your Dollies Here

01.27.2004

Let’s face it, kayaks are awkward, heavy objects to move around on dry land, and none of us is getting any younger. These facts would seem to explain the increasing popularity of small-wheeled carts or dollies for toting boats to and from the water. In spite of jokes from passersby about “taking your kayak for […]

Poudre Whitewater Kayaking

01.27.2004

My arms are so wasted that I can hardly lift my yellow Big EZ out of the water. I notice that my wife is having the same trouble with her boat. A constant post-nasal drip confirms that I was spending more time upside down than right side up. We slowly haul our kayaks onto the […]

Video Help

01.26.2004

Should your issues require further technical assistance, please visit the support pages for each of the players: QuickTime Support: www.info.apple.com/usen/quicktime/ Windows Media Player Support: support.microsoft.com To Play a Video: 1.) Choose your Player preference (QuickTime or Windows Media Player) 2.) Choose your bandwidth setting. If you have a broadband connection (DSL, Cable Modem or T1 […]

Video Help

01.26.2004

Should your issues require further technical assistance, please visit the support pages for each of the players: QuickTime Support: www.info.apple.com/usen/quicktime/ Windows Media Player Support: support.microsoft.com To Play a Video: 1.) Choose your Player preference (QuickTime or Windows Media Player) 2.) Choose your bandwidth setting. If you have a broadband connection (DSL, Cable Modem or T1 […]

Endangered Parks

01.15.2004

The National Parks Conservation Association has just released a list of the 10 Most Endangered National Parks, and several places near and dear to paddlers’ hearts are on the list. The parks listed are: Big Thicket National Preserve (Texas), Biscayne National Park (Florida), Everglades National Park (Florida), Great Smoky Mountains National Park (North Carolina/Tennessee), Joshua […]

Canoe & Kayak Readers Choice Awards

01.13.2004

Who do you think makes the best canoe? Sea kayak? Whitewater kayak? What’s your favorite paddling town? We want to know! It’s time for you, the paddling public, to make your voice heard on a variety of topics. To vote, fill out the form below and click “Submit.” Results will be posted online and in […]

Paddling Club Threatened

01.08.2004

The Yonkers Paddling and Rowing Club, a direct descendant of the Yonkers Canoe Club, founded in 1886, is being threatened with eviction from its home on the Hudson River by its landlord, Westchester County. Here’s a letter by the club’s commodore, Bob Morrow, about the issue. Don’t it always seem to go that you don’t […]

AW GALA

12.24.2003

Break out the formal wear and sandals. On June 5, American Whitewater (AW) celebrates 50 years of fighting for river access and conservation with a fund-raising dinner gala at The Lodge At Vail in Vail, Colorado. The event will be an opportunity for anyone involved in whitewater canoeing or kayaking over the last 50 years […]

Low-Brace Lowdown

12.24.2003

One of the most valuable strokes for any boater is the low brace. Here are two ways to use it: to maintain stability in a rapid, and to move around in a hole. Because the low brace is seldom practiced, it may not feel “normal” or reliable. All it takes is repetition to build your […]

Folding Kayak Phenomenon

12.22.2003

While people tend to think of folding kayaks in monolithic terms, they are now coming in all shapes and sizes. The batch of eight folding kayaks in this review underscores this phenomenon. The kayaks were picked for review because they are all relatively new models that have come out in the last few years. They […]

Clean Water

12.18.2003

Paddlers have to be mighty concerned about the quality of the water they paddle through these days. After improving from the 1970s to the late 1990s, America’s water quality peaked in 1998 and is on a steep decline. According to the environmental Protection Agency’s national inventory, rivers and streams with “good” water quality fell from […]

Kayaks for Kids

12.18.2003

From the perspective of a specialty paddlesports retailer in the Mid-Atlantic region, I would like to comment on one aspect of our business. We, as an industry, have come to the consensus that in order to survive, much less thrive, in the face of competition, not only from other outdoor sports, but from the ever-increasing […]

Regulations

12.18.2003

At began at Canoecopia while I was chatting with Larry Laba, CEO of SOAR Inflatables. He had a bone to pick with my book, Expedition Canoeing, which included practically every type of canoe except his inflatable canoe. I listened quietly and promised to try one. Someday. That day came sooner than expected when Laba received […]

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