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Rides: Sarah Meier’s Hobie Revolution 13

By Katie McKy By weekdays, Sarah Meier of Old Hickory, Tennessee is the general manager for an intermodal trucking company, minding the corporate p’s and q’s, but come evenings and weekends, she doffs her management hat and dons her paddling cap, attending to other details such as bass dimpling the water by dusk’s amber light. […]

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Sage Donnelly: Beyond Her Years

10.15.2013

We’re used to hearing about young kayaking phenoms with the last name Jackson. Now there’s one named Sage Donnelly.

How River Runners Helped Open the Grand

10.15.2013

After a 12-day hiatus, river trips began launching on the Grand Canyon on Saturday, Oct. 11, for a period of at least seven days – thanks, in part, to a gaggle of river runners, including raft and accessory maker NRS.

Boob Tube Becomes a Series

10.14.2013

TiTS DEEP kicked off a new web series on Oct. 1 documenting the exploits on and off the water of the world’s top female paddlers.

Bomber Gear Blitz Splash Pants

10.14.2013

Temperatures are dropping around the country, but it’s not quite time to pull out the heavy-duty drysuit. That’s when the Bomber Gear Blitz Splash Pants can come in handy.

Gauley Camp

10.12.2013

The Red Ladies Raft Racing team headed to the Gauley to stepp up their training in preparation for the 2013 International Rafting Federation World Rafting Championships in New Zealand this November.

States To Reopen National Parks During Shutdown

10.11.2013

Federal government will allow states to open paddleable parks on their own budget, which could finally get permit holders on the Colorado River in the Grand Canyon.

Dispatch: Upper Amazon

10.11.2013

Interview with Darcy Gaechter part-way through the top leg of her team’s current Amazon source-to-sea expedition, where Gaechter is attempting to be the first woman to complete the descent. Says Gaechter of paddling by an active dam construction site on the Mantaro: “The engineers knew we were coming and agreed to stop blasting for the day, which is a very good thing, otherwise, we would all probably be dead.”

The Tajik Evacuation

10.10.2013

When five Americans went missing in Tajikistan, the paddling community sprang into action through social networks.

Summer of Deliverance

10.10.2013

Forty years ago, a film appeared on the big screen which caused theater-goers to squirm with angst—not from some imaginative sci-fi scenario, but because the sequence of terrifying events could easily be related to real-life possibilities, particularly for paddlers in the southern Appalachians. ‘Deliverance’ also launched into greater prominence the careers of Burt Reynolds, Jon Voight, Ned Beatty and Ronny Cox. Three Georgia whitewater paddlers happened to be in the right place at the right time, becoming part of the film’s legend. Doug Woodward recounts what it was like to be part of that experience.

Slalom Gets Sick

10.09.2013

The stacked challenges favored those with traditional training. Specifically, groomed slalom training, which is what made all the difference this weekend at a European downriver sprint race billed as a world championship, and that certainly required the absolute best of each paddler in the field.

Fully Loaded

10.09.2013

When it rains in Quebec, it pours, especially during a Canadian crew’s unprecedented high-water descent of the remote Magpie River this summer using a fleet of Dagger Greenboats. Read the story and watch the latest installment of the ‘Made in Canada’ series featuring the Magpie’s local paddlers, shot prior to the descent.

Park Service to Boaters: Come Back Later

10.07.2013

Well, they still might be sitting on a lot of food and PBRs, but Grand Canyon permit holders stymied by the government shutdown will get to float the river at some point, and get a little gas money for the shuttle home.

Kayak in Central America’s Secret Gem

10.07.2013

Nicaragua is the secret gem of Central America’s kayaking destinations. Paddler and contributor Jeff Kinney shares his experiences and top reasons you should make this on your paddling priority list before others find out.

What I Learned in B.C.

10.05.2013

BC is of the most beautiful and most challenging whitewater destinations in the world. Paddler and C&K contributor Eric Adsit offers advice from his kayaking experience to help others make good judgment calls without the portages.

Kayaker Races at 34 mph Down Drainage Ditch

10.04.2013

No run is too is too big for Marr to tackle—or too ridiculous. Last week, Marr and a few of his friends were in British Columbia when they decided to run a steep drainage ditch called the Lions Bay Slide.

Kayaking Detroit, Michigan

10.03.2013

With soaring unemployment and an economy Milton Friedman could only shake his head at, visiting Detroit isn’t on many people’s bucket list these days. But if you’re into non-motorized boating, you may want to give Motor City a second look.

Salton Sea, Southern California

10.03.2013

Don’t let the high salt content and a few dead Tilapia littering the briny mudflats of the Salton Sea sway your decision to paddle California’s largest lake.

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