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Inside the Green Race Pre-Party: All the Smack-Talking Highlights

The second installment in our 2014 “Voices of the Green” series. C&K correspondent Scott McCleskey did some on-the-ground reporting at the halloween pre-race party last night. Here’s what he found: Mario Levinson and Mary Jackson: The couple favored to win this year’s longboat event Benn Fraker: “You run that Gorilla enough times in one of […]

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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.

How to Paddle in Congested Waterways

10.18.2013

The rules of the road can in many ways be applied to the waterways of ports

Top 5 Things to Watch at the 2013 Moose Race

10.17.2013

The 2013 King of New York series will come to a close this weekend when the 18th Annual Moose Festival hosts the final race, a mass start event down the Class V “bottom bottom” section of the Moose River.

Sage Donnelly: Beyond Her Years

10.15.2013

We’re used to hearing about young kayaking phenoms with the last name Jackson. Now there’s one named Sage Donnelly.

How River Runners Helped Open the Grand

10.15.2013

After a 12-day hiatus, river trips began launching on the Grand Canyon on Saturday, Oct. 11, for a period of at least seven days – thanks, in part, to a gaggle of river runners, including raft and accessory maker NRS.

Boob Tube Becomes a Series

10.14.2013

TiTS DEEP kicked off a new web series on Oct. 1 documenting the exploits on and off the water of the world’s top female paddlers.

Bomber Gear Blitz Splash Pants

10.14.2013

Temperatures are dropping around the country, but it’s not quite time to pull out the heavy-duty drysuit. That’s when the Bomber Gear Blitz Splash Pants can come in handy.

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