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Goods for the Northern Forest Canoe Trail

A look at C&K Editor-at-Large Alan Kesselheim’s packing list for his summer sojourn on the portage-studded 740-mile Northern Forest Canoe Trail route from New York to Maine.

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Fight for the Chattahoochee River, Page 4

11.22.2013

The Lower Flint River flows atop a Swiss-cheese geology of porous limestone filled with layers of ancient aquifers. The murky sapphire water of the Floridian aquifer, which provides water to the state’s panhandle, emerges from the lowland forest throughout the Lower Flint. When I spotted a stream of blue water dissolving into the Flint’s brown […]

Fight for the Chattahoochee River, Page 5

11.22.2013

We land on the broad, deserted white beach of St. Vincent Island under blue skies and popcorn clouds. There’s not much to say; Michael and my combined and separate journeys are best left in our own heads for now. We toast each other with cheap whiskey and run into the Gulf of Mexico, letting the […]

Fight for the Chattahoochee River, Page 3

11.22.2013

On the first day, I pick my way down the wide, shallow, moss-carpeted rocks of Flat Shoals. On Day Two, I squeeze down the cracks of a dozen unnamed ledges that cut like hardened scars through the time-softened canyon of Sprewell Bluff. I’m lucky. Recent rains have lifted the flow above the sharp rocks. For […]

Winter Kayaking: San Juan Islands, Washington

11.21.2013

Winter paddling is best around the San Juan Islands in Washington. They are also known as orcas island for a very good reason.

Winter Kayaking Lake Superior, Michigan

11.21.2013

With proper clothing and equipment, winter kayaking (and canoeing) can be the best paddling. Kayaking Lake Superior is one such awesome winter destination.

Winter Kayaking: Upper Arkansas River, Colorado

11.21.2013

Upper Arkansas River, Colorado Colorado’s Upper Arkansas River Valley is mostly ranch and farm land, largely undeveloped, and bookended on the west by the magnificent Sawatch Range with 15 summits rising to 14,000 feet or higher, and the Mosquito Range to the east, which boast several 13,000-foot peaks of its own. Slicing through this high […]

Winter Kayaking: Blue River, Indiana

11.21.2013

Canoeing in winter offers the best natural rewards. The Blue was the first river chosen for inclusion into Indiana’s Natural and Scenic Rivers System.

Winter Kayaking: Potomac River, Washington, D.C.

11.21.2013

Congress may recess for much of the winter, but boaters in the nation’s capital paddle year-round on the nearby Potomac River. Winter’s a good time to go.

Winter Kayaking: Pennsylvania Creeking

11.21.2013

In this section of winter kayaking destinations, check out Pennsylvania creeking at its best—and coldest. With some warm layers, you can have fun all year.

Embrace the Cold: Winter Kayaking

11.21.2013

With proper clothing and equipment, and due respect for the season’s cold water and shortened days, winter can be the best paddling season of them all. So bundle up, and boat one of these eight classics this winter.

New Guinness Record: 2,099 Boats

11.20.2013

It’s official. History’s largest conglomeration of canoes and kayaks became a Guinness Record last Aug. 31 at the Suttons Bay Floatzilla 2013 in Michigan.

Weather Channel Features 2010 Oregon Huck for the Ages

11.19.2013

Grueling effort, the right crew, and for Erik Boomer, three dollars wisely spent at the gas station put them on the Weather Channel three years after hucking falls.

Three New National Water Trails Open

11.18.2013

On Monday, Nov. 18, the Secretary of the Interior decreed that three waterways would be added to the National Trails program, a system of 11 locally managed water trails.

Success for Grand Canyon Speed-Runners

11.18.2013

We set out to ride a 37,000-cfs surge for a three-day Grand Canyon speed descent. If we weren’t paddling hard before the sun came up, we’d blow it.

Kickstarting the Amazon Express

11.15.2013

C&K editor Jeff Moag catches up with West Hansen, who’s raising funds for a full-length documentary about his 2012 Kayak the Amazon Express expedition.

Waterfall Huck in Red Bull Illume Finals

11.15.2013

Canoe & Kayak asked photographer Lucas Gilman how he got the whitewater shot that earned him a spot among the Red Bull Illume’s top 50 photos.

Autumn Paddling in New England, Part Four

11.15.2013

Words and Photos by Ian MacLellan I thought all the wild sections of the Connecticut River were behind us, but south of White River Junction, Vt feels more wild than up north, with dark conifers towering on both sides. There is also the highest concentration of endangered species in Vermont or New Hampshire; home to the […]

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