Week in Review: December 19, 2014

Bear Grylls on surfing the Ottawa River: “If he capsizes…he might not survive.” A little over-the-top? Maybe, but Devyn Scott sure is good at what he does Kayak launch fail. This shouldn’t be so difficult Sometimes the third time isn’t the charm La Garganta del Diablo, The Throat of the Devil Aptly named Kev Brady […]

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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 […]

Podcasts For Paddlers


AT A GLANCE Kayak Journal Podcasts from Penstock Productions The newest way to get your paddlesports news on the web A podcast is a pe-recorded radio show You can subscribe to Regular broadcasts Free to subscribers Links for more information: www.kayakjournal.com all about podcasts Podcast Directory Kayak Journal Podcast Blog Asheville, NC – Some of […]

Oswegatchie River – Upstate Oasis


By Alan Belford Taken from the October 2005 issue Perhaps Oswegatchie means “black river,” as Onondaga tradition claims. Or perhaps it means “coming or going around a hill.” Or maybe, as my friend suggested, it’s the trash talk you dish out to mosquitoes as you slap them: “Oss, I gotch ye!” But regardless of the […]

Lightweight Paddling Luxuries


Photography and Review by Berne Broudy AT A GLANCE Gear Review of 12 Lightweight Camping Accessories Cocoon – Silk Mummyliner Lightload – Camp Towel MSR – Packtowl Ultralite Quixote Design – Down Travel Pillow Big Agnes – Insulated Air Core Mattress GSI Outdoors – Micro Table Snow Peak – Titanium Cafe Latte Set Therm-A-Rest – […]

2005 Outdoor Retailer Trade Show


AT A GLANCE Outdoor Retailer Show is: Twice a year (Summer & Winter Shows), held in Salt Lake City, where outdoor product manufacturers market their goods to retailers (not the general public) who place orders for their stores. Show buzz was the purchase of Watermark by Confluence. Lots of new products..a bazillion new toys Kayak […]

Magpie River Dam


Development of a dam on the Magpie will occur. Controls ensure adventure tourism growth. Percentage of profit will go to build an Adventure Tourism Park. Monitoring will continue to avoid loopholes or additional development. The Quebec Government issued a statement of approval to dam producers Hydromega today for the development a 40 Megawatt dam on […]

US National Whitewater Slalom Championships


2005 Whitewater Slalom US National Champions Crowned On The Kern River WINNERS: Mens K1 Brett Heyl Scott Parsons Eric Giddens Womens K1 Jamie Tidmore Sara Potvin-Bernal Paris Robinson Mens C1 Ryan Bahn James Cartwright Jeff Larimer Mens C2 Mark Poindexter Chris Wiegard Trevor Soileau Club Trophy Bethesda Center of Excellence Brett Heyl (Bethesda, Md.) was […]

Recreational Canoes Reviewed


If you’re going to get just one canoe for your home, it makes sense to get a versatile boat that can be paddled tandem or solo. Versatility is the common denominator of the six canoes reviewed here. They are are constructed of five different materials. Two, the Old Town Kineo and Mad River Explorer, are […]

Vote for Greg Barton


To cast your vote, go to www.usolympicteam.com and follow the instructions. Barton is a four-time Olympic medalist. He won double gold in the 1988 Olympic Games in Seoul, winning the K-1 1000 meters and teaming up with Norm Bellingham (Atlanta, Ga.) to win the K-2 1000 meters. Barton also won bronze in 1984 and 1992. […]

New Star at Sprint Nationals


At age 17, Dolan competed mostly at the Junior level, but actually won the Senior title in the K-1 and K-2 1000 meter distances. Dolan partnered with Eric Abbott (Honolulu, Hawaii) in the K-2 and K-4 events. Abbott had a superb regatta himself, finishing first with Dolan in all team boats and second to Dolan […]

Florida Video


‘Gators, sea cows and mermaids. From the good ole boys over at Lunch Video Magazine. They took some cameras to the deep south and paddled the Weeki Wachee and Myakka Rivers and played in the surf at Fernandina Beach.

Mosley Creek First Descent


Check out the video trailer for the first descent of Mosley Creek…then read the details in the August issue of Canoe & Kayak.

Waterproof Binoculars


Story and photos by Tim Farmer This review originally appeared in Canoe & Kayak magazine in August, 2005. We had just put in on the rocky Shenandoah when my paddling buddy Doug said he’d heard a splash, like something had fallen from my kayak. Everything appeared to be in order after a quick self-check, but […]

Prince Edward Island Circumnavigation Photo Gallery


Wendy Killoran becomes the first woman to circumnavigate Prince Edward Island solo. These are the photos to accompany thearticle.

2005 Photo Contest Winners


Congratulations to our 2005 Reader Photo Contest Winners. You all showed us a wonderful boaters world of waterfalls, ice flows, rapids and sunsets. Dodging ice plates on the Potomac River.John Myers A blustery day – temperature in the teens after a substantial snowstorm. Lake Waywayanda in Sussex County, New Jersey. Might be a few days […]

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