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Expert Advice: Going Big on Lake Superior

Reader Kirk Sloan seeks and finds some expert feedback on his five-day kayaking trip itinerary from his first open-water overnight sea kayak expedition this summer to Lake Superior’s Apostle Islands National Lakeshore.

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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 […]

Why Paddle the Mississippi River— Part 1: The Bluffs

11.14.2013

The River Gator crew celebrates the openeing of the new Lower Mississippi River Water Trail in three parts, starting with the 81-mile upper section from Caruthersville, Mo., to Mud Island in Memphis, skirting the scenic Chickasaw Bluffs.

THE INSIDE LINE: Onondaga Nation Chief Jake Edwards

11.14.2013

This episode of The Inside Line looks at Chief Jake Edwards of the Onondaga Nation, who provides more background on this summer’s Two Row Wampum Renewal Campaign paddle across New York and down the Hudson River.

Whitewater Women Web Series Episode 2

11.14.2013

The second episode of the TiTS DEEP webisode series explores the woman behind the camera. That’s right, this is an all-woman project right down to the crew.

Photo Flipbook: Kayak Corsica

11.14.2013

C&K Contributing Photographer Darin McQuoid provides a visual journey back to the scenic Mediterranean island cradle of creekboating in this photo flipbook and story from our August 2013 issue installment of ‘Dirtbag Diaries,’ tracking a spring kayak trip from Slovenia to the island of Corsica.

Wild Animal Encounters

11.12.2013

In a heartwarming moment of wild animal encounters, a paddling Samaritan picked up an exhausted northern hawk owl from the frigid Lake Tuusula in Finland. Local Pentti Taskinen placed him on the bow of the boat and paddled him over to the safety of land, where the young owl rested for a while before flying […]

Cold on the Cheap: Winter Gear

11.11.2013

Drysuit prices out of range? Consider classic-budget winter gear for cold-weather insulation. Ben and Willy Dinsdale talk about wetsuit-drytop combinations.

Autumn Paddling in New England, Part Three

11.11.2013

“What need of details? Miles in a voyage are of no more a count than years in a life: they may be filled with a common place. Men live by events and so they paddle.” Quote found in “Canoeing circa 1888″ from Athletics and Manly Sports by John Boyle O’Reilly found in Titcomb Cabin. A […]

Pub Crawl on the Thames River, Page 3

11.11.2013

And then I come upon a ratty old battleship gray and black wooden cabin cruiser with a man drinking an orange concoction straight out of a handle of liquor. “Beautiful day for a paddle, eh?” I say. “Where are you coming from?” says the sinewy man with long brown hair, red bandana, and a tinge […]

Thames River Pub Crawl II

11.11.2013

Inspired by some stories he read, Tom Hurley decided to paddle and create an E-book guidebook on pub crawling on the Thames.

Pub Crawl on the Thames River, Page 4

11.11.2013

A source-to-sea misadventure on the Thames

Pub Crawl on the Thames River, page 2

11.11.2013

We’d planned to camp, but a nagging afternoon drizzle has left the three of us bone-chilled and tired. The crackling fireplace of The Rose Revived, a small 16th century riverfront pub and inn, draws us inside and holds us there. That night we sleep between sheets, as a steady rain pounds the Rose’s windowpanes. The […]

Pub Crawl on the Thames River

11.11.2013

A source-to-sea misadventure during a pub crawl on the Thames

Three-Day Grand Canyon Sprint

11.08.2013

Take three days to do a Grand Canyon trip. Can a team of guys paddle the full stretch of the Colorado River in half a week?

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