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Week in Review: November 21, 2014

Monkeys attack kayaker! **language** Somebody should have told him not to feed (and swear at) the animals. LP the Wolf and Benny Marr get a nice beatdown on Class V (very) big water. Proof that rapids always look less gnarly on the GoPro You never know when your canoe will fall 100 feet onto concrete. […]

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July 2005 Table of Contents

06.07.2005

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 Ken Whiting explores the west coast of Vancouver Island during the making of his latest video The Ultimate Sea Kayaking Guide Cover Photo by Jock Bradley FEATURES […]

Drilling in National Seashore?

06.02.2005

The amendment codifies Mississippi’s claim to mineral rights under federal lands and allows drilling for natural gas under the Gulf Islands National Seashore — a thin necklace of barrier islands that drapes the coastline of the Gulf of Mexico. As a preliminary step to drilling, the rider permits seismic testing, which involves detonating sound-wave explosions […]

Teva Mountain Games

06.02.2005

The country’s largest adventure sports, art and music festival, the fourth annual Teva Mountain Games is now history. The festival featured over 1,000 of the world’s best outdoor athletes competing for over $60,000 in prize money in 7 adventure sports. The big news in the kayaking events was the victory of Eric Jackson in the […]

BOAT CART REVIEW

05.31.2005

by Dennis Stuhaug The hardest distance you’ll travel on any canoe or kayak trip is that few hundred meters between your car and the water’s edge. Sure, you’ll experience some white-knuckle time on the water, and on more than a few trips you’ll ache from the pull of the paddle and the glare of the […]

Pat Keller runs Toxaway Falls

05.25.2005

Ever approached 50 MPH in a whitewater kayak? As Pat Keller can attest, it’s not easy to do without some help from that worst enemy of rock climbers known as gravity. Keller last March set out to run Toxaway Falls, an 85-foot sliding descent located in the southwest corner of North Carolina. He’d been eyeing […]

Reno River Festival 2005 – Final Report

05.24.2005

VIEW MORE RENO RIVER FESTIVAL PHOTOS The Second Annual Reno River Festival solidified its reputation as a premier boating event, bringing some of the world’s top boaters together for some intense paddling on the Truckee River’s multimillion dollar whitewater playpark. Over 20,000 people watched from the shore and millions more tuned in to the Fox […]

Fastest Kayak Crossing of English Channel

05.19.2005

Tordoff, a resident of Huntingdon in Chester, managed to shave an incredible 11 minutes from the old record of 3 hours and 33 minutes for crossing from Fokestone Beach to Wisant Beach in France, which had stood since 1976. A delighted Tordoff was thrilled with his marathon feat. “To beat the old record has been […]

DAY 3: Jacksons Still Celebrating

05.15.2005

We woke up this morning and saw gray skies covering the city. After two nights of partying and gambling, some of the boaters weren’t exactly feeling sunny, either. One exception, however, was the Jackson family. EJ outduled local hero “All Day” Jay Kincaid in the final round of last night’s professional rodeo competition. The defending […]

Day Two Rocks Reno

05.15.2005

DAY 2 EVENTS After another night paying ‘the Man’ for the bright lights and lethal fluids of Reno another gorgeous sunny day dawns here in whitewater utopia. The Reno Fiver Festival is not just fun on the river…there is much more to see on do on the shore. There are the hourly clinics (all day […]

Confluence Buys WaterMark

05.13.2005

Two of the paddlesports industry’s largest companies are coming together, as Confluence Holdings announced today (May 12, 2005) that it has signed an agreement to acquire the water sports division assets of WaterMark. The agreement does not include WaterMark’s land sports division, which includes Yakima roof racks and accessories. Industry veteran Richard Feehan has been […]

Reno Whitewater Festival 2005

05.12.2005

DAY ONE: I’m impressed. That’s easy to do–after all, I think it’s special when you get a napkin at dinner. But Reno’s Truckee River Whitewater Park is truly remarkable. Forget the fact that I staggereed down to see the park for the first time at about 6:30 this morning–after wandering past all the casinos, of […]

International Whitewater Hall of Fame

05.07.2005

Canoe & Kayak Magazine is one of several organizations who have been asked to make nominations to the International Whitewater Hall of Fame, and we’d like your help! Who do you think deserves recognition for their contributions to the sport of whitewater paddling? Why? Here are the categories for which we can make nominations: Pioneer […]

Wilderness-Tripping Canoes

04.29.2005

When choosing a tripping canoe, it’s easy to get so caught up in the design of the boats that consideration of the best construction material for the intended use can be somewhat shortchanged. Canoes can be built from a surprisingly wide variety of materials, including some you may not even be aware of without doing […]

Canoeing the Soper River Valley

04.16.2005

“Any landing is a good landing!” our bush pilot hollers above the clamor as his heavily loaded twin-engine Otter hits the 150-yard scrap of tundra runway hard, bouncing repeatedly before screeching to a halt. Just moments ago, the rest of us-five tense, hushed passengers-snugged up our seatbelts and braced for one of those moments that […]

Molokai Surf Ski Race

04.15.2005

Heading into the final leg of a 34-mile relay race in the waters of Kauai, Australian Rod Taylor overtook the third-place boat and handed me a lead. “Bring it home, mate!” he shouted as I raced off. The wind was howling; the swell, frighteningly big-at least for a flatwater paddler just off the plane from […]

River Cleanup Project

04.12.2005

Photos from the River Cleanup Project

Kayaking Death Valley’s Badwater

04.09.2005

For the first time in perhaps 10,000 years, there was a lake in Death Valley, and I had to go paddle it. Death Valley once had a wetter past. For hundreds of thousands of years it contained large lakes fed by abundant rainfall and meltwater from receding ice age glaciers in the Sierra Nevada. Ten […]

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