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Return to the Rio Roosevelt

Catching up with Dave Freeman and fellow Minnesota adventurer Paul Schurke, who earlier this month completed a 400-mile canoe descent of the Brazilian Amazon’s storied Rio Roosevelt.

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Bill Would Open Yellowstone National Park to Paddling

12.05.2013

On Friday, Nov. 15, Wyoming Rep. Lummis introduced a bill to eliminate longstanding federal regulations prohibiting paddling on rivers in Yellowstone National Park.

Field-Proven: Gerber Shorty River Knife

12.04.2013

For 30 years, the only thing I’d ever used my Gerber Knife for was to spread peanut butter. But when that rope came tight, it saved my life.

A surprisingly innovative water bottle

12.03.2013

We all want things that make our lives a little easier. We all secretly enjoy the little daily boosts to our overall well-being. That’s how I feel about the Avex Bravos Autoseal Water Bottle.

The Ultimate Camping Shoe

12.03.2013

Updraft X2 sandal is made with the same durable and form-fitting features Chaco is most known for, but its lightweight feature also makes it perfect for camping.

Bomber Gear Blitz Splash Top

12.02.2013

Bomber Gear Blitz Splash Top MSRP: $99.99 (bombergear.com) Autumn has settled in around the country, and people are looking to keep warm. In a previous post on cool-weather gear, C&K online editor Charli Kerns wrote about the wonders of the Bomber Gear Blitz Splash Pants. Now she’s completing the outfit with a review on the Bomber […]

2013 Creek Boats: Jackson Karma

12.01.2013

In trying out the 2013 creek boats, C&K’s Michael Gordon tests Jackson’s latest to the breaking point and comes up smiling.

Ask Eddy: The History of PFDs

11.29.2013

Eddy, the beloved boating guru in C&K’s print magazine, has come to life on the website. Eddy’s got answers on lifejackets, alligators and gift ideas.

Northern Masterpiece – Nahanni River

11.28.2013

This chapter of Eugene’s book Ultimate Canoe and Kayak Adventures explores the South Nahanni River in Canada’s Northwest Territories.

End of the Worlds

11.27.2013

Update from the 2013 International Rafting Federation White Water Rafting World Championships in New Zealand, where the US men’s and women’s teams both finished seventh overall. Brazil won the men’s world title, while New Zealand won the women’s title.

Mississippi Madness

11.27.2013

Every year, paddlers test their mettle on the longest river in North America. C&K caught up with two seasoned expedition paddlers looking to finish their separate, ambitious months-long bids to complete the through-paddle journey before the holiday season, connecting with Lucas Will south of St. Louis, and Natalie Warren on a layover in Memphis.

2013 Whitewater Kayaks: Wavesport Recon

11.26.2013

To put Wave Sport’s new creek design to the test, we pulled two C&K staffers from both ends of the size spectrum: 6’5” creek-lover Nick Hinds, and 5’2” fireplug Charli Kerns.

Behind the Lens: JP Van Swae

11.26.2013

Grind Media Studio Photographer goes to creative (and cold) lengths to get the sports gear photos that would showcase this year’s new line of drysuits.

The Ultimate Thanksgiving Day Paddle

11.25.2013

Want to do a pre-emptive strike on working off some that turkey for Thanksgiving? Dip your blade in Plymouth Harbor to feel good about going back for second helpings.

From the Vault: Whitewater Parks

11.25.2013

In the May 2008 issue, contributor Eugene Buchanan found that though the courses at whitewater parks are artificial, the beatdowns are still very real.

Why Paddle The Mississippi — Part 2: International Appeal

11.25.2013

The River Gator crew celebrates the opening of the new Lower Mississippi River Water Trail in three parts, paddling the next section from Memphis, Tenn., to Helena, Ark., while exploring the river’s longtime lore and appeal in the minds of international travelers who visit its muddy waters.

MADE IN CANADA Episode 4: The Ashlu

11.23.2013

Episode 4 of Five2Nine’s Made in Canada series features British Columbia’s Ashlu River, seen through the stokes of one of B.C.’s top paddlers, Steve Arns

5 Good Reasons … You Should Not Raft the Middle Kings

11.23.2013

Video and full story from our Dec. 2013 issue detailing Dan McCain and Jeff Compton’s bold multi-day descent of one of the High Sierra’s signature river-running tests: tackling all 14 miles of hiking and 40 miles of technical wilderness paddling down the Middle Fork Kings.

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