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The Gurkha Ellesmere Expedition

Now the British Army is low on cash and cutting regiments that are not well known to the public. Enter Jon Armstrong and his 29-year-old partner Corporal Arjun Limbu, both of the Royal Gurkha Rifles, who plan to repeat our Ellesmere circumnavigation to publicize the history and current plight of their regiment. It’s like holding a bake sale to support a war.

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Why Paddle The Mississippi — Part 2: International Appeal

11.25.2013

The River Gator crew celebrates the opening of the new Lower Mississippi River Water Trail in three parts, paddling the next section from Memphis, Tenn., to Helena, Ark., while exploring the river’s longtime lore and appeal in the minds of international travelers who visit its muddy waters.

MADE IN CANADA Episode 4: The Ashlu

11.23.2013

Episode 4 of Five2Nine’s Made in Canada series features British Columbia’s Ashlu River, seen through the stokes of one of B.C.’s top paddlers, Steve Arns

5 Good Reasons … You Should Not Raft the Middle Kings

11.23.2013

Video and full story from our Dec. 2013 issue detailing Dan McCain and Jeff Compton’s bold multi-day descent of one of the High Sierra’s signature river-running tests: tackling all 14 miles of hiking and 40 miles of technical wilderness paddling down the Middle Fork Kings.

US women’s raft team grabs early bronze

11.22.2013

Update from the 2013 International Rafting Federation White Water Rafting World Championships in New Zealand, where the US women took a third place in the Head-to-Head race and the men took fourth in the Sprint as both strong finishes build overall points to a world championship finale this weekend.

Fight for the Chattahoochee River

11.22.2013

Who owns water? Two brothers paddled the Chattahoochee-Flint-Apalachicola Rivers last March and made a film about what the watershed means for improving water use policy in the U.S.

Fight for the Chattahoochee River, Page 2

11.22.2013

After our baptism at Smith Island Rapid we don’t cowboy anymore shoals. Our boat, the same old Wenonah camp canoe I’d paddled in 2009, its thwart now rotted out, carries the two of us, all of our camera gear and equipment, for 30 days with barely four inches of freeboard to spare. We are not […]

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: 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 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: 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: 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: 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.

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