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Expert Advice: Going Big on Lake Superior

Reader Kirk Sloan seeks and finds some expert feedback on his five-day kayaking trip itinerary from his first open-water overnight sea kayak expedition this summer to Lake Superior’s Apostle Islands National Lakeshore.

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Best Backcountry Tents for 2014

01.27.2014

Those who want to do multi-day paddling trips will need a good backcountry tent. We have profiled what we think are the best backcountry tents for 2014.

Why Paddle the Mississippi River — Part 3: The Mystery

01.26.2014

This series of tales explores the cultural and ecological history of the Lower Mississippi River to answer the question: why don’t Americans love their river?

Olek to Rescuers: No Thanks

01.25.2014

Polish adventurer Aleksander Doba, 111 days into his trans-Atlantic crossing, recently turned away would-be rescuers on Dec 23, during his crossing from Portugal to Florida.

Mountainsmith Morrison 2 Tent

01.24.2014

The Mountainsmith Morrison 2 is quite simply the best tent value for the money of any shelter C&K gear contributor Rob Lyon has seen to date.

North Face Mica FL 2

01.24.2014

If you’re a weight-conscious backpacker and travel in three-season conditions, the North Face Mica FL 2 is an excellent choice among the tents out there.

Golden Gate Sea Kayak Symposium Countdown

01.24.2014

The Golden Gate Sea Kayak Symposium offers a three-day weekend of adventure and learning in one of the most spectacular sea-paddling locations anywhere.

Top 5 Tips for Camping With Kids

01.23.2014

Parenthood enticed Canadian mountain guide Dan Clark and his wife Alice Young Clark to hit the water. Here are their top five tips for camping with kids.

My Dinner with Doba

01.22.2014

Three months into his second trans-Atlantic paddle, we offer a tale from Aleksander Doba’s tour of the U.S. following the completion of his 2011 crossing.

DIRTBAG DIARIES: Following Tomass

01.22.2014

The hardest part of traveling to Siberia is traveling to Siberia. Matt Young recounts his whitewater paddling journey through Russia’s rugged backcountry.

No. 1 Dad

01.21.2014

Dan and Alice Young Clark’s inspiring, award-winning film about bringing their small children into the wilderness for a bold 100-day trip last summer.

The Sable Crossing

01.21.2014

Conor Mihell A crescent of sand over 120 miles off the coast of Nova Scotia has legendary status in the Canadian Maritimes. Sable Island is known as the “Graveyard of the Atlantic.” Pieces of the Andrea Gail, a fishing vessel that sunk in 1991’s “Perfect Storm,” were discovered on the island—adding to its infamy in […]

Top 10 Dream Sea Kayaking Trips

01.20.2014

It’s soon time to figure out where to spend your vacation days. We have listed our top sea kayaking trips for those looking for adventure out on the ocean.

Can This Lizard Save the Grand Canyon of the Andes?

01.16.2014

As the threat of its damming looms near, the Marañon may have found its strongest defenders in two unlikely characters: newly discovered lizards.

NINE RIVERS: a C&K film debut exclusive

01.16.2014

NINE RIVERS is a short film from Hayfire Media’s David Hartman, Adam Biehler and Matt Perpick, who joined passionate canoe-tripper and born-again coureur-de-bois Ryan “Turbo” Forsyth for a 600-mile, monthlong journey across Canada’s ‘Little North,’ that pushed all four men to the breaking point. The film is debuting exclusively on CanoeKayak.com

Final Round in Pacific Paddle Surf Series

01.16.2014

With three events down, the Pacific Paddle Surf Series has two remaining rounds to determine who is the “Best in the West” among the three paddling events.

New routes through “Green Hell”

01.15.2014

Poland’s undercover canoe-tripping machine Maciej Tarasin notches another South American first on Colombia’s Rio San Jorge in this exclusive translation of his late 2013 expedition.

New Year, New Gear

01.14.2014

The paddling industry never stands still. They experiment with new designs to improve performance. Here are some of 2014’s top kayak gear to look forward to.

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