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Destination: The Green River’s Labyrinth and Stillwater Canyons

Most of the Southwest’s canyon floats involve serious whitewater. What makes this section of the Green River perfect for sinking into “River Time” is that it dives deep into that rock-wall dimension, but the current stays benign the entire route, a no-brainer for open canoes or touring kayaks. The other draw is that the potential […]

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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.

Big River, Bigger Picture

07.05.2013

During his venture down South America’s longest river as part of his 7 Continent project, Mark Kalch discovers that paddling the Amazon was more about the interactions he made with the people who live off the river than the run itself.

Reopening the Gateway to James Bay

07.05.2013

Can you say, “Caring about Quetico’s quintessential Canadian canoe country,” five times fast? Not as hard as the challenges faced by wilderness advocacy groups in finding and rehabilitating the historic and underutilized canoe-trail portages between the Atlantic and Arctic watersheds of northern Ontario.

Independence Paddle

07.04.2013

The how and why of paddling in New York City for Fourth of July

No ‘Training Wheels’ Needed

07.04.2013

A look at the C-1er Jordan Poffenberger who is pushing past the limits in both racing and waterfall descents with half a paddle.

Love Your Big Muddy

07.04.2013

Catching up with Janet Sullens Moreland, 848 miles into her 2600-mile bid to become the first woman to solo paddle the length of the Mighty Mo’ from its headwaters (in Brower’s Spring, Mont.) to its St. Louis confluence with the Mississippi.

Best Canoe and Kayak Fireworks Shows

07.03.2013

C&K’s list of top cities to watch the Fourth of July fireworks display from canoe or kayak

Rio Marañon, the ‘Grand Canyon of the Amazon’

07.02.2013

Last year, Rocky Contos discovered a new most-distant source of the Amazon River high in the Rio Mantaro basin. So why does he want to talk about the Rio Marañon instead? Here’s his answer.

Looking at the Lozer Year

07.02.2013

The 2013 Lozer Cup series kicked off this Sunday with sunshine and great levels on the Deerfield River in Northwestern Massachusetts. The solid field of competition produced a number of surprises leaving everyone guessing about who is going to win the coveted Lozer Cup at the end of the season.

Week-Ender: June 28-30

07.01.2013

Recapping some of the happenings during the last weekend of June.

Salmon River Canyon

07.01.2013

Four paddlers tackle Oregon’s notorious Class V Salmon River Canyon in this photo report from the “Mount Everest of Oregon kayaking.” Between the committing rapids, epic shuttle and hike in, not to mention the rappel, “you’ve got one hell of an adventure.”

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