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Voices of Wilderness

Canoe & Kayak’s July 2014 “Wilderness Issue” celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act. In our Voices of Wilderness series, accomplished paddlers and wilderness advocates speak about their connection to wild waterways, what the future holds for the places they love, and how best to protect them for future generations.

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Road Trippin’

07.19.2013

Road tripping along the California coast has its adventures, and Canoe & Kayak staff experienced many of them from sea kayak crashes to ladies walking cats and night-time light painting.

Eagle Race

07.19.2013

The Eagle Race tests whitewater paddlers as the sprint event for the King of New York series.

Raquette Race

07.19.2013

Newly added as an Association of Whitewater Professionals Whitewater World Series event, the Raquette Race tests some of the world’s best kayakers on New York’s most technical class V whitewater.

Black Race

07.19.2013

Information on the first race of the King of New York Series

Moose Race

07.18.2013

The Moose Race, held during the fall Moose Fest, is the final and most famous event of the King of New York series.

Moose Race

07.18.2013

The most famous and final race of the King of New York series, the Moose Race is a classic and also where the New King of New York is crowned.

Lozers at Deerfield Fest

07.18.2013

The Deerfield River becomes the boating center in the Northeast in mid July as paddlers enjoy festivals and races.

Finding the Next Classic

07.18.2013

Paddler Eric Adsit offers six tips on how to find the next whitewater classic through a big boating discovery of his own in upstate New York.

Behind the Lens: Kirk Mastin

07.18.2013

Pacific Northwest photographer Kirk Mastin speaks to his love of film photography and how he went beyond a normal portrait assignment to capture this dynamic kayaking photograph.

Paddle the Middle Salmon

07.17.2013

C&K offers tips and know-how on when, where and how to paddle the Middle Fork of the Salmon in Idaho.

The People Have Spoken

07.17.2013

The first annual People’s Choice Photo Contest, presented by Body Glove Footwear, has come to a close! Find out who the winners are.

A Humble King

07.17.2013

Upstate New York’s Adirondack region has been overlooked, but new events plus a new race series called King of New York may change that soon.

Finders Keepers

07.16.2013

Badger Paddles push canoe-trippers out into Ontario’s canoe country wilds with an innovative contest where three well-known paddlers helped stash a series of paddles across multiple provincial parks and the Temagami region for paddlers willing to go out and collect them.

Potomac Fest 2013: Remembering Shannon Christy

07.15.2013

While the annual Potomac River Festival didn’t exactly go as planned, it did do exactly what Jason had set out to accomplish, showcase the amazing strength and community found in whitewater paddling. In the end, the Potomac River Festival members experienced loss but also celebration of life through paddling and competition.

Sea Kayaking the Big Bend

07.10.2013

Head to Florida, a state that pioneered the United States’ water trail concept, for an easy-to-follow, warm-water and -weather water trail.

A Lot of Shuttle Money

07.08.2013

The Payette River Games, held June 21-23 in Cascade, Idaho, paid out a whopping $54,000 in cash prizes to top finishers in its paddling events, including freestyle kayaking, boatercross and a SUP sprint race, in one of the most cash-heavy whitewater events in history.

VOTING IS NOW CLOSED

07.06.2013

Voting ended at midnight (PST) Monday, July 8th for the 2013 Canoe & Kayak Awards presented by Verizon. At last week’s tally, many of this year’s nominees were still neck and neck, so we extended the voting to give you a final chance to make your voice heard. Please help us split hairs to make some of the tough choices outlined here.

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