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Paddle Georgia Appreciates and Protects

By Katie McKy Imagine paddling with 400 of your nearest and dearest friends in a Skittles-colored fleet. This is the tenth year of Paddle Georgia, a 7-day, 115-mile journey on Georgia’s longest river, the Chattahoochee. It’s a river that’s as fun to paddle as it to pronounce, with waterfalls, 100-foot granite cliffs, caves that once […]

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ADIRONDACK PARK

10.16.2003

The lake was glass-calm, the fog impenetrably thick. Just a minute earlier, my four companions-Cliff Jacobson, Tryon Lindabury, Jim Mandle, and Don Morris-were all paddling ahead of me in their sleek solo canoes, but when I stopped to take their photo, poof! they were gone, swallowed by the pearly mist swirling over the water. I […]

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10.13.2003

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U.S. Qualifies Two Sprint Boats for Olympics

09.16.2003

Sept. 14 – GAINESVILLE, GA. – Hungary dominated the World Championships, winning nine gold medals and 13 overall, but Germany and Poland qualified more boats for the 2004 Olympics. The conclusion of the 33rd International Canoe Federation Flatwater Racing World Championships, which wrapped up in Georgia on Sunday, signals the bittersweet end of a long […]

For the Love of Paddling

09.15.2003

Back in the early 1970s, in addition to the Age of Aquarius, a boom in outdoor recreation was dawning. At the time, most counterculture paddlers and backpackers didn’t recognize it as a trend. Any sign of conformity was anathema to the tie-dyed society. They were just grooving on nature, while flower power fueled the nascent […]

30 Years of Great Gear

09.13.2003

When Canoe magazine debuted in 1973, the state of the art was the 17-foot-long aluminum canoe. In the May 1976 issue, Canoe published its first boat review, an examination of aluminum whitewater canoes, and the 17-foot Grumman was called “the closest canoe to meeting whitewater needs of open boat canoeists using aluminum crafts.” Over the […]

Lanier Championships

09.12.2003

September 11 – GAINESVILLE, GA. – Competition at the 33rd International Canoe Federation Flatwater Racing World Championships began with strong performances from the expected favorites and set up the Championships for three more days of fierce, down-to-the-wire competition. Weekend tickets were still available as of Friday, Sept. 12. The first of four full days of […]

A Touch of Style

09.04.2003

After a recent class on how to control a canoe, someone asked, “What do you do to show off, to have a little fun?” Since I enjoy attention, it wasn’t hard to think of a move I like to use. I learned it as the “jam-pry” from Steve Scarborough at a Northwest paddling clinic many […]

A Toast to CMT

09.03.2003

I am paddling one of the most beautiful and challenging passages of Washington State’s Cascadia Marine Trail–the crossing from Fort Ebey, on Whidbey Island, to Fort Worden, on the Olympic Peninsula. Over my left shoulder rise the high sand-and-clay cliffs of Whidbey. Ahead to my right are Port Townsend and the 7,000- and 8,000-foot peaks […]

August 2003 Gallery

08.12.2003

Photos from August 2003

All-Around River-Runners

07.28.2003

I want a whitewater kayak on my car that’ll prevent me from having to exchange boats every time I want to surf a wave or paddle a creek. Rob McKibbin wants a single boat that he can paddle down Washington State’s Class V+ Top Tye and use to throw flatwater cartwheels on the Main Skykomish […]

Kayak Camp Discoveries

07.24.2003

Every summer, 20 lucky teenagers descend on the Lake Champlain Maritime Museum in Vergennes, Vermont, for an experience that inevitably changes their lives: the Champlain Discovery Program. They start out as average scrawny 13- to 16-year-olds from a variety of backgrounds who aren’t totally sure how they feel about being away from their families for […]

holidays

07.22.2003

Does your canoe or kayak club, local paddling shop, or outfitter have any events that celebrate the holidays while paddling? For example, in Seattle the Northwest Outdoor Center leads caroling excursions by paddle around the houseboats on Lake Union, and Paddle Trails Canoe Club runs an annual “parade of lighted canoes” on the city’s smaller […]

holidays

07.22.2003

Does your canoe or kayak club, local paddling shop, or outfitter have any events that celebrate the holidays while paddling? For example, in Seattle the Northwest Outdoor Center leads caroling excursions by paddle around the houseboats on Lake Union, and Paddle Trails Canoe Club runs an annual “parade of lighted canoes” on the city’s smaller […]

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