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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Paddlesports Industry Awards


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Paddle People and Expeditions


Anna Levesque teaches women’s clinics around the U.S. www.watergirlsatplay.com Bill Layman and Linda Holland venture into the arctic every year – follow this year’s expedition at www.out-there.com/BL.htm. Paddle for Your Life is dedicated to teaching young people to paddle. Playak – Independent paddle portal: event calendar, kayak database and destination descriptions. Also hosts the Kayahoo […]

Rivers, Tides, and Currents


USGS USGS Real Time AW River Guide Saltwater Tides WWW Tide and Current Predictor

Weather Links


National Weather Service Homepages Weather.com National Weather Service – Marine Forecast National Weather Service Radio NODC – Coastal Water Temperature Guide

Racing Kayaks


by Marty Grabijas first appeared in october 2005 The many sublime moments that a paddler is privy to could fill the Grand Canyon. Few would argue that greasing across flatwater in a race-worthy boat isn’t one of them. Take a warm day, a piece of flatwater, a focused effort, and watch the shoreline go by […]

Dry Suits Gear Review


by Larry Rice first appeared in October 2005 issues Some of my whitewater buds think I’m exaggerating, but after my boat, paddle, PFD, and helmet, my most valued piece of paddling equipment is my drysuit. I can’t begin to count the number of days I would have been cold, miserable, or possibly hypothermic—or just plain […]

Greenland Heaven


By Larry Rice Story first appeared in October, 2005 issue. The photos are a Canoe & Kayak Web exclusive, only appearing on our website. Everyone I know who has done a fair bit of boating has experienced personality clashes on trips, some minor, others full-blown perfect storms. So let me make this bold statement: More […]

Plan Your Own Kayak Fishing Trip to Yellowstone


Kayak into Yellowstone Lake and fish for brown trout.

Fishing for Yellowstone Brown Trout


The best time to fish for trophy brown trout at Yellowstone Park is after an October cold snap.

October 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 A tranquil Greenland campsite provides one of the more reflective moments during the “Trip from Hell” that begins on page 46. Photo by Larry Rice FEATURES Trespassing […]

Whitewater Giants Honored


The International Whitewater Hall of Fame and Museum recognizes and honors individuals who have made significant accomplishments in and contributions to whitewater related activities. The following inductees are being honored in the outlined categories: Pioneer Bob McNair, Massachusetts – wrote THE manual for basic river canoeing techniques; instrumental in forming American Whitewater Affiliation uniting clubs […]

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Canoe & Kayak Destination – Oregon’s John Day River


Oregon’s high-desert John Day River lives up to its wild and scenic status.

Whitewater Conference


Want to get a whitewater park going in your home town? A conference coming up in October will enable you to meet the experts, people who have been there and done that in cities from Reno, Nevada, to Athens, Greece. The Whitewater Courses and Parks Conference takes place October 5-7, in Glenwood Springs, Colorado. In […]

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