No one had ever run the Northwest’s quintessential Class V+ test piece at such high water. Here is how it looked from the seat of Todd Wells’ kayak.
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In 1802, President Jefferson asked Meriwether Lewis to lead an expedition to explore the new West, documenting the flora, fauna, and Native American tribes, and to map a water route to the Pacific Ocean. Lewis accepted, then chose William Clark as his co-commander. Together they enlisted a brave group of Americans that came to be […]
I had chosen the upper end of the stream, where the river was initially shallow enough to pole rather than paddle, and I pushed against the sandy bottom. However, within a half mile the depth increased. Indeed, the snaky path of the river (perhaps even more winding than the Mullica) grew in depth with surprising […]
The other day a fellow asked me why I favored a forward (upstream) ferry on the river. He pointed out that many canoeing gurus advocate back ferrying. I defended the benefits of a forward ferry by focusing on how each technique has its use; this is not a situation of good versus bad or right […]
Once you have learned the high brace and low brace, you are on the road to perpetual stability. You won’t always have time to do the textbook braces, especially when your paddle is buried under the boat on the side you are going over on. To get there, you will have to practice bringing your […]
Age: Summer of Love, 1967 Gig: Editor Known for: Bitching about carrying his boat, and running stuff he shouldn’t to avoid same Boating since: 1996 Has paddled in: Twenty-three states, seven countries, and one territory, using everything from a Perception Dancer (first boat) to the hopelessly hogged Blue Hole canoe he re-gunwaled one winter Came […]
Most kayakers cherish their encounters with wildlife as part of the pleasures of paddling. Sometimes, however, the wildlife comes too close for comfort. A few paddlers have reported that fish have slammed against the sides of their kayaks or even leaped onto their decks at night. The likeliest reason is that the fish are drawn […]
Paddlers can follow an ancient route on a new historic water trail that begins in New York’s Adirondack Mountains and ends 740 rugged miles later in Maine, thanks to the Northern Forest Canoe Trail (NFCT), which recently located its office in Warren, Vermont. The nonprofit NFCT is devoted to creating a historic water trail that […]
To increase the control of your boat and efficiency of your strokes, use your feet! Obviously, it takes more than just wiggling your toes to make moves on the river. So harden those stomach muscles and be a superstar on the river. We use our stomach and core muscles to move our feet and essentially […]
Every time I paddle Lake Champlain, it’s a new experience. This morning it is just after sunrise when I put in. Shelburne Bay is quiet, and the sky suggests a bluebird paddle from here to the Kingsland Bay campsite. As I glide around the peninsula that protects the harbor from the lake’s open waters, the […]
Although I’m usually garrulous among my paddling friends, my first view of Arkansas’ Buffalo River left me speechless. We had been driving all night from our Illinois home, aiming to do a three-day spring trip down this Ozark Mountain stream. At sunrise, we topped the final bluff and peered into the valley far below. There, […]