Mountain Mind Collective: ‘Battle of the Susitna’

“Battle of the Susitna,” the latest feature episode from Todd and Brendan Wells’ production company┬áMountain Mind Collective explores one of Alaska’s premiere whitewater runs, Devil’s Canyon of the Susitna. As the crew journeys into the Susitna via seaplane, and the massive rapids of Devil’s Canyon, the quickly find out the greatest battle is off the river, with a proposed dam on the Susitna.

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Hudson River, NY


When it comes to planning a paddling destination, it’s easy to overlook the Hudson River. Its waters flow by cities and towns with some 11 million people, hardly the stuff of adventure and getting away from it all. But the Hudson is more than metropolitan. Along this river can be found 100-foot-high waterfalls, hills rising […]

Allagash Wilderness Waterway, ME


It is early October in New England and the maples are riotous with color. To our south looms grand, solitary Mount Katahdin, at 5,267 feet the highest mountain in Maine. To our north stretches a 10-million-acre emerald-green forest all the way to Quebec. This immense piece of real estate, owned largely by timber companies and […]

Paddling in Fiji


Rule No. 1 in the quest for happiness could be: Make the Best Use of Your Vacation Time. Canoe & Kayak Managing Editor Robin Stanton did just that last fall, when she and her husband, Douglas King, took the 11-hour flight from Los Angeles to Fiji. Once there, they paddled, snorkled, and hiked the paths […]

WW Paddle Review


For years, whitewater kayaks have been getting shorter and stranger. Now, some of that same innovation is popping up in the paddles that power the playboats. This year’s crop of new paddles shows that manufacturers are branching out as they try to create the perfect stick. The difference in the blades alone is impressive. Who […]

Fabulous Fiji Whitewater


In a kayak in a river on a mountain on an island in the South Pacific is a very good place to be! It didn’t matter that we’d had two swimmers (not me!) while navigating the Snake, the trickiest rapid on the upper Navua River Gorge. The water was warm, the river was fun, and […]

Twitch 2000




Indoor River


The Outside World has moved to a new location, and has built its own simulated river for paddlers to test boats and take classes. Check it out at the Spring Paddle Expo March 12 through 14. The new store, almost twice the size of the original store, is on Quill Drive in Dawsonville, Georgia, just […]

Reversing Falls


Ken Whiting’s got a busy life. Before spending a month in Chile–and after spending days in the water while filming his latest instructional video, Playboating with Ken Whiting (www.playboat.com)–he and a group of friends drove to New Brunswick’s Bay of Fundy to paddle Reversing Falls, a natural phenomenon caused by the interaction of the bay’s […]

Kayak Workshop–Camping Gear


It’s that time of year when warmer days invite us to take longer and more adventurous paddling trips. For many of us, overnight camping is part of the journey. Camping out of a kayak, like other lightweight forms of camping, can be made easier by choosing gear and techniques that make chores quick and easy. […]

Awe, Canada


The Slave River ambles slowly northward from Alberta’s Lake Athabasca, milk-chocolate brown with silt picked up as it crosses the Peace-Athabasca Delta. The river proceeds at a leisurely pace toward Great Slave Lake until reaching Fort Fitzgerald, Alberta, where the waters accelerate as they spill off the Canadian Shield. River-running legend has immortalized the stretch […]

Albuquerque Boating


Historic Route 66 runs through Albuquerque, New Mexico. At the Central Avenue Bridge, Route 66 crosses the Rio Grande, where local boaters get their kicks plying the muddy waters and bird-watching just west of Old Town. In Albuquerque, the Rio Grande is ideal for a canoe trip beneath the old cottonwoods, and to the northeast […]

Georgian Bay


It was 7 a.m. and the morning light cast a golden glow. Tall grass was covered in glistening dew, and the calm water was blanketed in fog. There was a peaceful silence as my partner and I ferried loads of supplies from the car to the shoreline. We packed with relative ease, then slipped into […]

Access Is Limited


If you think access to your favorite put-in or take-out is guaranteed forever, you had better reconsider. Private and public access areas across the United States that paddlers assumed would always be available are in danger of being shut down or restricted. Visit www.americanwhitewater.org to find out more. Jason Robertson, access director for American Whitewater, […]

Canadian Canoe Museum


How would you like to see the planet’s biggest birchbark canoe, a buckskin jacket owned by Pierre Trudeau, or thousands of other heritage canoe artifacts? The place to be is the Canadian Canoe Museum in Peterborough, Ontario. It’s the home of the world’s largest collection of historic canoes, kayaks, and related artifacts. But before you […]

Photo Contest


Send in your winning canoe or kayak photograph to the Canoe & Kayak magazine Reader Photo Contest! Deadline is April 1. The top three prize winners will receive merchandise worth $500, $250, and $100 from Pelican Products, the manufacturer of bomb-proof dry cases for cameras and other important gear. Winning entries will be published in […]

New Gear from Kayak Touring 04


The Amigo from Seda can be paddled solo, or open the big front hatch and find room for a second paddler. It’s 18 feet long and 25 inches wide, and weighs 50 pounds in Kevlar. $2,100; $2,650. (619) 336-2444; www.sedakayak.com. Bending Branches has introduced a new 12-laminate ergonomic bent-shaft wooden kayak paddle, and a new […]

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