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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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Paddling Life Creek Race and Yampa River Festival

06.02.2014

The Paddling Life Creek Race kicked off the 34th Annual Yampa River Festival in Steamboat Springs, Colo., May 30-31, 2014, drawing top-notch competitors to Northwest Colorado.

Everest: Summit to Sea

05.29.2014

Book review of “Flying Off Everest,” author Dave Costello’s account of the 400-mile journey by two Nepali men, Sanu Babu Sunuwar and Lakpa Tsheri Sherpa, who in 2011 jumped off Mount Everest, paraglided to the Sun Kosi River, and paddled the Ganges River to the Bay of Bengal. linking the highest point on Earth to the ocean in one continuous, non-motorized trip.

Catching Up With Canoe Author Jerry Dennis

05.29.2014

Jerry Dennis ’s ‘From a Wooden Canoe’ has been in print since 1999. Now the collection of essays celebrating woodsmanship is available as an E-book.

Catching up with Jerry Dennis: Getting Out

05.29.2014

This excerpt from Jerry Dennis’s writings compiled into a book ‘From a Wooden Canoe’ stresses the importance of exploring nature, even in not-so-comfortable times.

Catching up with Jerry Dennis: Smoke Gets In Your Eyes

05.29.2014

This excerpt from Jerry Dennis’s writings compiled into a book ‘From a Wooden Canoe’ discusses the importance between building a decent a decent fire and a great one.

Russell Henry to Race Around Vancouver Island

05.29.2014

Victoria, B.C. local Russell Henry plans to race 740 miles around Vancouver Island in an attempt to break Colin Angus’s 2011 speed record.

Infallible Inflatable Kayaks

05.28.2014

Seven solo, self-bailing inflatable kayaks highlighted in our June 2014 issue and put to the test on high- and low-water runs down the Yampa, Green and Colorado rivers out West, featuring the latest from NRS, Hyside, AIRE, SOTAR, SOAR, Advanced Elements, and Innova.

2014 Bigfork Whitewater Festival

05.28.2014

Photo coverage from Memorial Day Weekend’s Bigfork Whitewater Festival by Rick and Dody Sheremeta. The popular multi-discipline Montana competition marks the halfway mark of the 10-event Western Whitewater Championship Series.

Gulf to Gulf Odyssey

05.27.2014

A day-to-day, POV-shot look into Brad Tallent and Austin Graham’s seven months spent paddling 3,000 miles from the Gulf of St. Lawrence to the Gulf of Mexico with the trailer to the forthcoming documentary to their ‘Gulf to Gulf Odyssey.’

One for the Flats: Innova Swing II

05.27.2014

Innova’s Swing II L: 13’2”; W: 33”; 31 lbs. ($799;innovakayak.com While most of the above companies also offer IKs for touring, none specialize in it as much as Innova, whose new Swing II has something most other IKs don’t: a deck to keep spray at bay. Measuring 13’2” and weighing 31 lbs, the tandem can […]

Advanced Elements’ Attack

05.27.2014

Advanced Elements Attack: Nimble and lean on the pricing as well, this whitewater-ready solo shooter handles pushy rapids with a PVC shell with adjustable seat and thigh braces.

SOAR Inflatables’ S10

05.27.2014

SOAR Inflatables S10: This more-than-capable river-runner offers a well-handling, high ride with 12-inch tubes and two seat options on a wider platform of Hypalon/neoprene.

SOTAR Liquid SL

05.27.2014

SOTAR Liquid SL: Fast, nimble and endlessly customizable with four solo length options, plus a solid urethane build with adjustable foot braces, thigh straps and backrest.

AIRE Force 1

05.27.2014

AIRE Force 1: The hole-blasting whitewater granddaddy of ‘em all has AIRE’s trademark PVC-shelled urethane bladders and boasts welcome adjustable thwarts.

Hyside Stinger

05.27.2014

Hyside Stinger: Big-water adventure awaits. Strap in your thighs to this sleek-tapered design with a beefy, rock bashing 2,520-denier Hypalon bottom chafer.

NRS Outlaw 1

05.27.2014

NRS Outlaw 1: Packs a punch for the price, this lightest-in-fleet kayak also punches holes with PVC-coated construction, generous 18 inches of rocker and a bomber drop-stitch floor.

Sardinia’s White Coast

05.25.2014

Mike Bezemek “Is dangerous coast,” says Francesco. He points north across turquoise sea toward the shadowy coastal mountains we will reach tomorrow. “Cinque-cento meters.” He sets down his paddle and lifts his palms. “Up. From the sea.” Floating next to him, I convert Castilian-influenced Italiano into Español, then English, then from metric to feet. “Fifteen-hundred […]

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