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Goods for the Northern Forest Canoe Trail

A look at C&K Editor-at-Large Alan Kesselheim’s packing list for his summer sojourn on the portage-studded 740-mile Northern Forest Canoe Trail route from New York to Maine.

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The Summer of Stouts

08.21.2013

We caught up with team member David Fusilli after their latest video “Demshitz tours Washington’s Stouts” released last Friday. The team found themselves in Washington running—and sometimes swimming—the best whitewater the state had to offer.

Return of the Duct Tape Kayak

08.20.2013

The same three friends are back, this time with a better duct tape kayak design and a fundraising effort for another cause.

Draw the Line

08.16.2013

On July 27, river enthusiasts from across the Northwest gathered on the Columbia River to transform their tiny paddle-powered crafts into powerful tools for protest. The Portland chapter of Rising Tide organized over 800 people for a non-violent direct action on the Columbia River called Summer Heat. The figurative line along the Interstate 5 bridge stated a simple message: end fossil fuel exports from the Columbia River Gorge.

Trade Talks: Cobra Lightweight Series

08.16.2013

In this installment of Trade Talks, OR, C&K recently caught up with Wayne Jackson at the 2013 Smmer Outdoor Retailer to talk about their new Cobra kayaks, the Super Light Series.

Trade Talks: Pack Element Canoe

08.16.2013

In this installment of Trade Talks, OR, C&K caught up with Mark Hall of Kayak Distribution at the 2013 Smmer Outdoor Retailer to talk about Old Town’s new canoe the Pack Element.

Hasta Luego, Royalex Canoe

08.15.2013

In early August, Avon Lake, announced that it is closing its plants and ceasing production of Royalex, ending the era of Royalex canoes.

Fuel Right to Paddle Hard

08.13.2013

Canadian Olympian Thomas Hall offers tips on how to eat for peak paddling performance. Experimenting on what and when to eat during the safe training times can make the difference on a long trip or competition.

Community Canoe

08.12.2013

What better way to use old canoes than by recycling them into gardens in the heart of downtown Toronto?

Rules of the Road for Paddlers

08.12.2013

The US Coast Guard has teamed up with Canoe & Kayak to offer tips for staying safe on the water. This month’s installment explores how to paddle around ships in main rivers and harbors.

Growing the Lozer Community

08.09.2013

Entering its third race of the season, the Lozer Cup season grows New England’s whitewater culture.

Boating Basics 101

08.09.2013

This tutorial is for those interested in paddling, but have never Here are some of the very basic things to know in order to put on the water safely and know a little about what to do for your very first day in the boat.

HOW TO PACK:

08.09.2013

C&K correspondent Chris Gragtmans takes us inside his recent multi-day run of California’s Upper Cherry Creek, offering nuggets of packing advice to intrepid multi-day expedition paddlers.

Many Miles to Go

08.08.2013

A look at the 2013 running of the cross-Missouri MR 340, where a new division record went down as 526 racers ventured out in the Midwest’s massive 340-mile, multi-craft, multi-day endurance event.

The Hendri Coetzee Memoir

08.08.2013

African river explorer Hendri Coetzee ’s posthumous memoir is now available for pre-order. “Living the Best Day Ever” is compiled from Coetzee’s extensive journals and blogs, written in the explorer’s distinctive, no-holds-barred style.

RELIVE THE NIGHT

08.06.2013

Watch all the video highlights from the 2013 Canoe & Kayak Awards presented by Verizon. The videos include all six reader-selected award presentations and award acceptances, as well as Rob Lesser’s heart-felt acceptance for the Lifetime Achievement Award presented last Thursday, August 1, in Salt Lake City by an all-star cast of presenters including Sean Morley, Scott Lindgren, and Jason Craig.

From the Vault: Why Are Great Paddlers Dying?

08.02.2013

This story from our August 1999 issue asks a pretty tough question: why are great paddlers dying? Though the story may have been published 14 years ago, the question remains, made newly poignant at every boater’s passing. Through the years, whitewater paddlers die on rivers, and friends, family and comrades are left behind asking: what happened?

The Inside Line: The L.A. River

08.01.2013

This installment of ‘The Inside Line’ brings the put in story from our current, August 2013 issue to life, where local outfitters are working to reclaim the iconic L.A. River.

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