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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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TIEBREAKER EXTENSION

07.01.2013

Voting extended through midnight (PST), Monday, July 8 for 2013 Canoe & Kayak Awards presented by Verizon. It’s your last chance to vote for this year’s stacked list of nominees across seven categories: Male and Female Paddler of the Year, Filmmaking Achievement, Paddle With Purpose, the Spirit of Adventure Award and Expedition of the Year, plus the Photo of the Year presented by Body Glove Footwear.

Crossing Baffin

07.01.2013

This summer, American photographer and whitewater boater Erik Boomer will join Canadian brother and sister polar super-guides and Nunavut-based physician on a two-month, 600-mile expedition to try reintegrating the traditional skin-on-frame kayak into Canadian Arctic culture.

Who Wants to be a Lozer?

06.28.2013

The annual Lozer Cup series in New England brings a new edge to wildwater racing.

Rio Nazas Roadtrip!

06.28.2013

The 50th running of Mexico’s oldest canoe race, the Rio Nazas Regata, takes place this Friday through Sunday. This short film recounts an unlikely road trip to last year’s race, the first in living memory to include an American competitor.

Claire O’Hara: She Got Game

06.28.2013

World freestyle kayak champ Claire O’Hara looks ahead to defending her title(s) at this fall’s worlds, and discusses the rapid developments in training that have taken women’s freestyle kayaking to new competitive heights outlined in a new film from Brit paddler-filmmaker Polly Green.

All in the Family

06.28.2013

While the North Fork Championship II was hailed by many as the “world’s toughest whitewater race,” most everyone on the scene also saw it as the ultimate reunion of paddlers, photographers, filmmakers and friends.

Sea Kayak in British Columbia

06.27.2013

A paddling photo essay from British Columbia’s Hornby Island, which offered a fitting finale to C&K’s Vancouver Island-based sea kayak review featured in the June 2013 issue, on a fleet of day-tripping boats built for everyday touring.

Peace, Love and Paddling

06.27.2013

Tommy Yonley makes history as being the first US paddler to race in the Rio Nazas Regata, pushing past the threats lying at border-crossing and international fright to win a race half a century old.

Help the Coast Guard Help You

06.26.2013

June’s installment of Staying Safe with the Coast Guard. Canoe & Kayak magazine teamed up with the U.S. Coast Guard to provide monthly service stories on how to stay safe while paddling on the ocean.

The Corrido of Tommy Yonley

06.26.2013

A writer recounts a river’s story through the eyes of an American during an almost half-century-old race.

IKKATSU PART II

06.25.2013

Watch the documentary, “Ikkatsu: The Roadless Coast,” and read about the next leg of the Ikkatsu Project, surveying the remote beaches on the island of Augustine and on the north side of the Alaska Peninsula, near the mouth of Cook Inlet in south-central Alaska.

Kayakers Against Cancer

06.25.2013

Brad Ludden on the joys of whitewater, helping others and flipping cancer the bird

The Week-Ender: June 22-23

06.25.2013

The paddling season is in full swing, and weekends are full with races, competitions, adventures and overall fun times. Below are some quick recaps of what happened this past weekend:

Volunteers Needed

06.25.2013

In this episode, First Descents Founder Ludden opens the door for the public to help the cause.

Something to Give

06.25.2013

In this episode, Ludden talks about how developing First Descents was to give something to his aunt, who battled cancer and survived.

Flipping Cancer the Bird

06.25.2013

In this episode, First Descents Founder Ludden talks about how those with cancer learn to never give up themselves to cancer.

The Team

06.25.2013

In this episode, First Descents Founder Ludden gives credit to everyone that makes First Descents possible. Just like a river, success is as much about the team setting safety as it is the paddler running the rapid.

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