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Eagle Creek: The Long Way

Inside Jacob Cruser and Matt King’s vertical (re-)exploration of Oregon’s Eagle Creek, becoming the first paddlers to link every previously run waterfall in a single trip.

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Thank-you Notes to the River

04.04.2014

On the last night of every GOALS river trip, students experience a brief “solo,” on which they reflect on their experiences. During their solo, kids compose a letter to the canyon offering thanks for the lessons they’ve learned.

Aleksander Doba: Florida or Bust

04.03.2014

Piotr Chmielinski reports from the three-masted sloop “The Spirit of Bermuda,” helping launch 67-year-old Polish adventurer Aleksander Doba on the final leg of his solo transatlantic kayak expedition from Portugal to Florida, which had been interrupted due to rudder failure on Feb. 13 and sidelined in Bermuda, Feb. 24, after 142 days at sea.

Exploring Caribou Country

04.01.2014

Exclusive photo essay “Long Time Gone” illustrates two friends’ summer journey through the wilds of Northwestern Ontario’s Woodland Caribou Provincial Park.

Fast Times, High Stakes

04.01.2014

Photos and coverage from this weekend’s U.S. Slalom Team Trials at the U.S. National Whitewater Center (USNWC) in Charlotte, N.C., which determined the U.S. slots for the 2014 ICF Canoe Slalom World Championships this September at the ASCI center in western Maryland.

First, however, they have to make the team.

Lowepro Dryzone 200

04.01.2014

The Lowepro Dryzone 200 is the go-to camera backpack for expert photographers for a reason: it keeps the moneymaker safer than any other product around.

Pelican 1500 Case

04.01.2014

When water and impact protection are your top priority it’s hard to go wrong with Pelican’s durable hard-shell plastic cases—especially when space and weight are not the biggest concerns.

Watershed Chattooga Duffel

04.01.2014

The Watershed Chattooga duffel is one of the most versatile drybags on the market. This setup is ideal for almost any kayak—or canoe—based photo missions.

Dave and Amy Freeman Petition by Paddle

03.31.2014

The Freemans launched an environmental advocacy expedition from their Minnesota home to the White House to deliver a message opposing metals mines proposals,

Top Drybags for Precious Cargo

03.31.2014

C&K photo editor’s reviewed drybags he knew would keep his expensive cameras and lenses safe from the elements so he could get the shots you love most.

Rides: Lynn O’Kane’s Wenonah Minnesota II

03.31.2014

In this episode of My Ride: Lynn O’Kane goes over why she and her husband love paddling the Wenonah Minnesota II in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness.

First Descent: Michoacán Episode 2

03.27.2014

In this second episode of First Descent: Michoacán the group is faced with a dangerous river obstacle and decide the risk is too great to endanger the members’ lives.

First Descent: Michoacán Episode 3

03.27.2014

In the third episode of ‘First Descent: Michoacán’ the whitewater team is eager to get back to paddling after a couple of days without good water flows.

Demise of Railways is Bad News for Adventurers

03.26.2014

Passenger trains in northern Ontario are essential for paddlers looking to access some of the best wilderness paddling in the Midwest. The demise of railways will mean goodbye to these resources.

The Labrador Passage

03.25.2014

Peter Marshall—a winning member of the 2013 Canoe & Kayak Awards Expedition of the Year—is back at it again, planning a 50-day epic across Labrador. We go inside Marshall’s retro Labrador Passage expedition using a wooden canoe, canvas tent, hand-sewn apparel and hand-forged tools.

Mighty Mississippi vs The State

03.24.2014

How to save the Mississippi: hand carve Voyageur canoes, get people to the river, open their eyes and hearts to the country’s least appreciated wilderness.

5 WAYS … a paddling exchange can create change

03.21.2014

A Grand Canyon paddler discovers five ways that the Ríos to Rivers’ international student kayaking exchange works to spread the global message of river conservation on the paddles of the next generation.

Top Pants for Late Winter Paddling

03.20.2014

It’s easy to dress warm on the upper body, but lack of proper gear will always leave legs out in the cold. As the melt begins, it’s never too late to find the right winter paddling pants.

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