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Family Kayaking in Alaska

Two sea otters periscoped out of the water just feet from shore, while an eagle soared overhead with a fresh catch in its talons.

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Amazon Express

06.21.2013

In this installment of flipbooks, team photographer Erich Schlegel captures moments from the fastest Amazon source-to sea descent lead by West Hansen.

Behind the Lens: Peter Holcombe

06.21.2013

This month on “Behind the Lens,” Colorado kayaker and photographer Peter Holcombe explains how some carlight maneuvering and good models produced a composition balancing focus between water and paddler.

Rack and Roll

06.20.2013

No matter what you hear about raging rapids, the most dangerous part of paddling is getting to the put-in. You can’t do anything about others on the road, but you can make sure your boat stays safe and secure on your roof rack. Here’s how.

Getting Trashed

06.19.2013

A group of professional kayakers develop the Team Out of Sight Out of Mind, committed to documenting the plastic pollution and to battling the root of the problem—the ambivalence most people have for the environment—by promoting outdoor recreation.

Paddling Film Flops

06.19.2013

Ask Eddy, the beloved boating guru in Canoe & Kayak’s print magazine, has come to life on the website. This story featured in the June 2007 issue and was written by Frederick Reimers and Sam Moulton.

Texas Water Safari

06.18.2013

More than 100 boats lined up at Spring Lake at Aquarena Springs in San Marcos, Texas, on Sat., June 8 for the 51st annual Texas Water Safari a 262-mile canoe and kayak race from San Marcos to Seadrift. The most poignant moment may have come in the very last minutes of the race.

CHIAPAS: Land of Rebels

06.18.2013

Inside the making of Teva and River Roots’ new short film, ‘Beyond the Drop,’ documenting an international team’s March descent of the Five Falls of Mexico’s Rio Tulijá, documented in the June 2013 issue of Canoe & Kayak.

Let’s GoPro Games

06.17.2013

The whitewater part of the GoPro Games went off with a huge splash as major paddling names duked it out both in creek races and freestyle competitions and a new generation of female paddlers took the podium.

A Father Remembered

06.14.2013

Friends and family look back on the memory of Bomber Gear founder Rick Franken from his memorial this weekend during the Animas River Days festival in Durango, Colo.

Inside Line: Destination Ecuador

06.13.2013

This installment of The Inside Line brings the destination story from our current, June 2013 issue to life, paddling the upper Amazon’s endless whitewater options in Ecuador with Small World Adventures.

Water Safety with the U.S. Coast Guard

06.12.2013

Everyone wants to have fun on the water. The important thing to remember is staying safe while having fun. Canoe & Kayak teamed up with the U.S. Coast Guard to develop a series of water safety skills and tips to times fun and danger free.

Sticking the Fork

06.11.2013

Photos, results, and racer analysis from the North Fork Championship II, where Louis Geltman claimed a victory over a stacked international field on a slalom course barreling down Jacob’s Ladder on Idaho’s North Fork Payette.

The Hard Way to the Big Easy

06.11.2013

Canadian canoeist Dominique Liboiron takes us inside his eight-month, 3,270-mile journey, where, inspired by the memory of his late uncle, he became the first person to paddle from Saskatchewan to New Orleans via the Frenchman, Milk, Missouri and Mississippi rivers.

Canoe & Kayak Awards 2013

06.10.2013

Voting is now open for the 2013 Canoe & Kayak Awards!

North Fork Championships: Day 1

06.07.2013

Day one results from the second annual North Fork Championships in Crouch, Idaho.

NORTH FORK preview

06.06.2013

The North Fork Championship returns to Idaho this weekend, where an invited list of some of the world’s top paddlers (plus a top group of qualifiers) race a gated course through the crux of the roadside Class V classic. Chris Gragtmans lays out his first impressions of the course and field of competitors.

San Juan River Trip Gear Roundup

06.06.2013

C&K contributor Eugene Buchanan gives a run down of the top pieces of paddling equipment to get you and your herd of children safely and happily down a river during a multi-day trip.

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