Paddling the Mississippi River Alone

Armed with little more than an aluminum canoe, plastic paddle and budget PFD, Kev Brady of Gloucester, England, traveled to the source of the Mississippi River last year to undertake the trip of a lifetime. The 30-year-old Brit launched with little river running experience, braving snow storms, dodging shipping barges and perfecting his J-stroke over […]

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Costa Rica World Kayak Surf Championships 2005


Photographs from this years World Kayak Surf Championships held in Costa Rica in November.

Photos by Vince Shay

Green Narrows Race


Tommy Hilleke won his fifth Green Narrows Race with a time of 4 minutes and 34 seconds, a new record for the race through Class IV and V whitewater.

December Issue Table of Contents


This latest issue of Canoe & Kayak is on sale now. It’s our 2006 Buyers Guide full of listings of all the gear in the paddling world. Pick up a copy at your local newsstand or paddling shop, or subscribe today! ON THE COVER Any body of water is a great place to go paddle…especially […]

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ACA Celebrates 125 Years


What’s happened in those 125 years? Here are 12.5 highlights: 1. First Call—The National Canoe Congress: A general convention of canoeists will be held at Caldwell, Warren County, NY – head of Lake George – August 3d, 4th, 5th, and 6th, 1880, at which it is proposed to perfect the organization of a National Canoe […]

Have Canoe, Will Travel


by Rolf Kraiker Story first appeared in December 2005 issue Read more about Rolf’s Adventures at his websitewww.blazingpaddles.ca The old man on his way to the trash bin was obviously employed by the fast-food joint where we’d stopped for a coffee break. As he passed the space where my wife and I had parked our […]

Devon Barker – Top Woman Surfer at the Costa Rica World Championships


Devon Barker from McCall, Idaho, won the Women’s International Class Surf Championship at the Pura Vida World Surf Kayak Championships in Jaco, Costa Rica, in October. Barker shared her experience via e-mail, which covers several days of the competition: Dear Friends,I had a great comp in finals with two rides with steep green wave take […]

Lobster Fishing by Kayak


A ghostly apparition slowly emerged from the wisps of fog shrouding the darkness. As it approached, the indistinct figure gradually assumed the shape of a spectral kayaker. The night’s silence was pierced by the roar of storm surf crashing somewhere in the unseen distance. Was this some malevolent spirit? No, the hearty laugh and friendly […]

Auction Supports Northern Forest Canoe Trail


To raise critical funds and promote their organizational mission, the Northern Forest Canoe Trail (NFCT) is hosting a first-of-a-kind online auction from Nov. 1 – Dec. 9. Ideal for holiday shopping or picking up gear for next summer’s vacation, the NFCT auction will feature a unique collection of items including canoes, paddles, paddling accessories, lodging […]

Kayaking for Veterans Day


The BST&T Biathlon, which will consist of a four-mile run on the Capital Crescent Trail and a 1-mile paddle on the Potomac River, is being organized by Team River Runner, and Disabled Sports USA, two non-profit organizations that promote health and healing for wounded American service members through recreation programs. “We view this event as […]

Greatness Restored – New Hampshire’s Great Bay


by Craig Romano A Canoe & Kayak Web Exclusive New Hampshire’s seacoast is only 18 miles long, the smallest in the nation. However, Great Bay, the Granite State’s “inland sea,” is one of the largest estuaries in New England. Fed by seven rivers and containing almost 5,000 surface acres of water, Great Bay is rich […]

Dam Thoughtless


By Mara Kahn This article first appeared in Canoe & Kayak, December 2005. Ever paddled below a giant inflatable rubber dam? Neither have most of the citizens of Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, but local officials are floating a proposal to build one across the Susquehanna River, creating a deep-water playground for powerboaters and other recreationists. Sounds like […]

Baja by Sea Kayak


by Tom Bol < first appeared in Canoe & Kayak Volume 31 “Seor, donde esta El Mar de Cortez?”Iaskthe stern-looking policia at the checkpoint. I see my pale reflection in his dark aviatorsunglasses as he leans against the side of my rusty old Toyota truck. The M16 slung over his shoulder is making me nervous; […]

Baja Seakayaking 101


By Ted Olingerfirst appeared in Issue 31 Baja (lower) California is a desert peninsula with nearly 2,000 miles of coastline and a jagged mountainous spine running most of its 800-mile length. The peninsula separated from the Mexican mainland along the San Andreas fault 12 million years ago, creating the Gulf of California, also called the […]

Kayak Fishing Forum Added


Talk about kayak fishing with your buddies here: Kayak Fishing Forum.

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