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Mountain Mind Collective: ‘Battle of the Susitna’

“Battle of the Susitna,” the latest feature episode from Todd and Brendan Wells’ production company Mountain Mind Collective explores one of Alaska’s premiere whitewater runs, Devil’s Canyon of the Susitna. As the crew journeys into the Susitna via seaplane, and the massive rapids of Devil’s Canyon, the quickly find out the greatest battle is off the river, with a proposed dam on the Susitna.

All Features

Kayaking the Northwest Passage

07.26.2013

Canadian Firefighters Sebastien Lapierre and Olivier Giasson attempt to sea kayak fabled Northwest Passage in one season—never before done.

Backcountry Gourmet

07.26.2013

Good backcountry food makes the difference between roughing it on short trips and living well on longer ones. Healthy, tasty, camp-cooked food can become a mainstay for canoeing trips with help from the new book The New Trailside Cookbook.

POLITICAL PADDLING

07.25.2013

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo beat out the likes of New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Adirondack Senator Betty Little and a long list of government officials in the recent Adirondack Challenge whitewater races, designed to draw attention to the Adirondacks’ recreational activities.

Grand Ambition

07.25.2013

Rios to Rivers is a progressive non-profit exchange program hoping to empower Chile’s young paddler-advocates along Patagonia’s endangered Baker and Pascua river systems. Watch the new film from the program’s first leg as the students prepare for their upcoming U.S. leg of the exchange on the Grand Canyon.

Kicking off the King

07.25.2013

The Black Race sets the tone for the King of New York series as the first and endurance event.

Kayak Na Pali Coast

07.25.2013

The paddle traces the famed fluted green cliffs of Na Pali Coast State Park, rising 3,000 feet from the ocean, punctured by sea caves and footed by just a few scallops of isolated beach. You’ve seen pictures or clips of it from Pirates of the Caribbean and King Kong. It’s simply beautiful.

The Top 10 Photos

07.24.2013

The C&K Awards are just around the (river)bend, and with them the Photo of the Year Contest. But first, you need to vote for the photo you think is best before we can present the winner.

Watershed Moments

07.22.2013

The result of Darryl Blazino’s pact with himself to live life now, A Brief Time in Heaven captures the magic in a series of memoirs detailing over a decade worth of canoe trips in the Quetico.

Paddling World Welcomes Tucker Nicholas River Troutman

07.21.2013

The Jackson and Troutman family welcome a new addition to their kayaking team: Tucker Nicholas Troutman (TNT).

Crowning the King of New York

07.19.2013

With the recent rise in popularity of extreme racing, a series of difficult creek races in New York’s Adirondack Mountains has garnered international attention from the sport’s top athletes.

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.

Buyer's Guide

Buyer's Guide