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Week in Review: November 21, 2014

Monkeys attack kayaker! **language** Somebody should have told him not to feed (and swear at) the animals. LP the Wolf and Benny Marr get a nice beatdown on Class V (very) big water. Proof that rapids always look less gnarly on the GoPro You never know when your canoe will fall 100 feet onto concrete. […]

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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.

Loss is Love

06.25.2013

When Brad Ludden, founder of First Descents, visited Canoe & Kayak’s southwestern corner of America, the staff decided to get ahold of him and see what he’s been up to the last year. In this episode, Ludden talks about learning that loss teaches us love.

Secret Nickname

06.25.2013

When Brad Ludden, founder of First Descents, visited Canoe & Kayak’s southwestern corner of America, the staff decided to get ahold of him and see what he’s been up to the last year. In this episode, Ludden divulges the story behind his, uhm, interesting nickname.

Rescue for River Runners

06.25.2013

In Episode Twelve of the R3: Rescue for River Runners video lesson series debuting on CanoeKayak.com, Jim Coffey concludes the series by running through a river trip from start to finish, covering the skills learned throughout the series.

‘Sea to Source’ on the Columbia

06.21.2013

This August, outdoor education nonprofit Voyages of Rediscovery heads 1,200 miles up the Columbia River with a new dugout canoe-building expedition-project to create stewards, and save salmon near the river systems headwaters. Check out episode 1 from the project here.

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.

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