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Slalom Worlds Make Dramatic Return to U.S.

By Joe Potoczak It’s been 25 years since the whitewater slalom world championships were last held in the United States, but it looked like business as usual for American racers in the opening heats of men’s kayak and solo canoe. All five American men competing Thursday advanced to the semifinal round in workmanlike fashion, including […]

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Green Race Predictions

10.31.2013

The original and biggest creek race in America will take place this Saturday in North Carolina. As always, the 18th edition of the Green Race will be both a grass-roots celebration and an elite competition. Top whitewater athletes from around the world will join local stalwarts and weekend warriors to test their skills on the […]

Pushing to the Source of the Columbia River

10.31.2013

The journey from the mouth of the Columbia River on the Pacific Ocean to its headwaters in British Columbia has been nearly a year in the works:

Once Around Algonquin—Part 2

10.29.2013

The second in a series of videos of Callan tackling one of Canada’s toughest canoe routes

Henry Brothers Finish First Half of Journey

10.29.2013

Brothers Russell and Graham Henry completed South American leg in early October and made the 80-mile crossing from Tobago to Grenada. We caught up with them.

One of Canada’s Toughest Canoe Routes

10.29.2013

Kevin Callan takes on one of Canada’s toughest canoe routes—the Aglonquin.

Ask Eddy: Gunwales and Geocaching

10.28.2013

Eddy, the beloved boating guru in Canoe & Kayak’s print magazine, has come to life on the website. This installment from the December 2008 issue Eddy answering questions on gunwales, geocaching and cryptosporidium.

The Business of Water

10.25.2013

Conference draws Colorado River stakeholders to Denver for water sustainability summit

From the Vault: Endangered Rivers

10.25.2013

The Rio Grande topped the list of America’s 10 most endangered rivers 20 years ago. We covered the story of the Rio Grande and nine other endangered rivers in our August 1993 issue, recounting the challenges they all faced.

Blind Adventurer Erik Weihenmayer Detained in Peru

10.24.2013

Blind adventurer Erik Weihenmayer was held overnight this week on Peru’s Maranon River by villagers who mistook his river-running party for a dam survey crew.

Talking to the Barrel of a Gun

10.24.2013

As the man points his rifle at Rocky Contos’s head, he screams, “¿Porque está aquí?” “¿Qué busca? ” [Why are you here? What are you looking for?]

Autumn Paddling in New England

10.24.2013

New England is famous for its unrivaled autumn foliage and American history. While people come from all over the world to drive and hike through the forests, the best way to view the scenery and serenity of fall in New England is by boat.

Strange Days: Paddling in Flood and Fire

10.24.2013

French soothsayer Nostradamus would have had a heyday this year. After an otherwise ho-hum summer, paddlers across the country were greeted by a rash of freakish, end-of-the-times weather that, in many cases, made survival a higher priority than paddling. But paddlers will be paddlers, and a few got after it anyway.

Commentary: The End of Paper Charts?

10.23.2013

Last night, NOAA announced that it will stop printing nautical charts on paper. C&K Editor Jeff Moag’s response: trust your skills, not your batteries.

The King is Crowned at Moose Fest

10.23.2013

The King of New York Race Series has always had a bit of rivalry between the U.S. and Canada, but never was the title at risk of going north of the border until this year.

5 Things We Discovered

10.23.2013

The sea kayak team behind last year’s tsunami debris-hunting Ikkatsu Project shifts its focus from Washington to south-central Alaska, where they explored Augustine Island on one of the least-visited and wildest shorelines in Cook Inlet this summer, and (unfortunately) found what they were looking for … and more.

The Wilderness First Aid Handbook

10.22.2013

A wilderness first aid handbook is worthless if you don’t bring it with you on the trip. Enter The Wilderness First Aid Handbook by Grant S. Lipman, MD.

PHATWATER XII

10.21.2013

“Followed by his pet mallard, John Lawrence Jolley stepped out of a battered aluminum canoe adorned with a cow’s skull, wearing a stained suit with black work books, a wool beret over a baseball cap, and designer women’s sunglasses. He rolled a smoke and began talking.” Our correspondent reports from the 12th Annual Phatwater Challenge in Mississippi.

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