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Paddling the Colorado River Pulse Flow

An extraordinary experiment is underway in a parched corner of northern Mexico where the Colorado River goes to die.

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Sticking the Fork

06.11.2013

Photos, results, and racer analysis from the North Fork Championship II, where Louis Geltman claimed a victory over a stacked international field on a slalom course barreling down Jacob’s Ladder on Idaho’s North Fork Payette.

The Hard Way to the Big Easy

06.11.2013

Canadian canoeist Dominique Liboiron takes us inside his eight-month, 3,270-mile journey, where, inspired by the memory of his late uncle, he became the first person to paddle from Saskatchewan to New Orleans via the Frenchman, Milk, Missouri and Mississippi rivers.

Canoe & Kayak Awards 2013

06.10.2013

Voting is now open for the 2013 Canoe & Kayak Awards!

North Fork Championships: Day 1

06.07.2013

Day one results from the second annual North Fork Championships in Crouch, Idaho.

NORTH FORK preview

06.06.2013

The North Fork Championship returns to Idaho this weekend, where an invited list of some of the world’s top paddlers (plus a top group of qualifiers) race a gated course through the crux of the roadside Class V classic. Chris Gragtmans lays out his first impressions of the course and field of competitors.

San Juan River Trip Gear Roundup

06.06.2013

C&K contributor Eugene Buchanan gives a run down of the top pieces of paddling equipment to get you and your herd of children safely and happily down a river during a multi-day trip.

The Kids are Alright

06.06.2013

In the 40th anniversary issue, long-time contributor Wick Walker recounts how the sport of hucking waterfalls has progressed over the years.

The Inside Line: Jerome Truran

06.04.2013

A deeper look inside the ‘Unfiltered’ profile from our current, June issue of Canoe & Kayak available on newsstands now, of South African Jerome Truran, one of the lead kayakers on the historic 1985 first expedition to paddle the Amazon from source to sea.

Unfiltered: Rocky Contos

06.04.2013

This story featured in the June 2011 issue. By Tyler Williams James John Achilles “Rocky” Contos is a conundrum. He counters his boxer’s name with an intellectual’s mind. His gentle high voice belies a gritty toughness. He runs cutting-edge Class V, but rarely seeks it out. A neuroscientist from Southern California, Contos began kayaking in […]

Cross-Country by Water

06.04.2013

Touched by stories of people walking, biking and boating across entire countries, California-based 77-year-old Beth Smith thought she would travel around countries, too—by paddling. These adventures later inspired her to write a book, Water All Around.

Let’s Design Whitewater Parks

06.04.2013

Boulder, Col.-based design firm Recreation Engineering & Planning is recognized for its projects in water park design.

Mass Stinger

06.03.2013

After five+ years shaping, testing, of remaking the Stinger, Liquidlogic finally made a production aluminum mold. Now they have a means to produce enough boats for the demand. You all asked for it, and now you got it.

SET TO LAUNCH

05.31.2013

An update on the Monterey-to-Hawaii kayak expedition previewed in our May issue. Originally scheduled to launch this April, two retired military friends, John Craig and RW Hand, rescheduled the departure for next Saturday, June 8, seeking to recreate Ed Gillet’s historic 63-day crossing from 1987 in a pair of modified tandem Necky kayaks.

Intercontinental by Sea

05.31.2013

On June 10, two brothers from Victoria, B.C. will attempt an ambitious 4,000 miles sea kayak expedition from Belem, Brazil to Florida in January 2014, following almost the same route that legendary sea kayaker John Dowd took in his 1978 expedition.

RiverRocked

05.30.2013

Chris Gragtmans reports from Virginia’s recent Dominion RiverRock festival, discovering Richmond’s thriving adventure sports culture first-hand after competing in four paddling events.

Asia Rivers Expedition

05.29.2013

Zander Martin checks in from Central Asia to give us a preview of his 90-day summer canoe expedition from Mongolia to the Sea of Okhotsk, hoping to complete his ambitious, three-year paddle- (and peddle-)powered journey across the globe, figuring out funding and route out along the way.

5 Tips for a Better Kayak Rescue

05.29.2013

Coming across a capsized panicked kayaker can be a stressful experience. But with the following skills under your belt, the rescue can go a lot easier.

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