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Looking Back: The ’89 Slalom Worlds

In June 1989, the Savage River was not its usual hidden self. Thousands gathered along the country road that followed its course. People scrambled the steep banks, crouched in the lush forest, and filtered on to recently constructed observation decks. All wanting the optimum view of the red and green poles hovering over the rapids. They were here to witness the Canoe and Kayak Slalom World Championships—the first of which had ever been hosted in the United States.

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Special Mention: Merced River

04.17.2013

The Merced River is a special mention to the 2013 Most Endangered Rivers List.

Aquaphile—Essays From The Field

04.17.2013

For the last decade, the smoky joint Under-the-Hill Saloon has also served as the headquarters for the Phatwater Challenge, a 42-mile race that finishes at the boat ramp below this bar in Natchez, Mississippi.

Rough & Ready and Baldface Creeks

04.17.2013

Rough & Ready and Baldface Creeks were listed as one of the 2013 most endangered rivers.

Flint River

04.17.2013

Flint River in Georgia is on 2013 Endangered Rivers list.

Catawba River

04.17.2013

Catawba River is one of the 2013 Top Endangered Rivers

San Saba River

04.17.2013

San Saba River on the 2013 Endangered Rivers List

Creek Racing is Back—And this time it’s serious

04.17.2013

30 of the world’s best paddlers charge a giant slalom course on Idaho’s signature Class V drop at the North Fork Championship.

Paddling Chernobyl? A case for exploring polluted waters

04.17.2013

Brooklyn-based author and canoeist Andrew Blackwell wanted to look deeper into the area devastated by the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear disaster.

Little Plover River

04.17.2013

Little Plover River is one of 2013′s Top Endangered Rivers

America’s Most Endangered Rivers

04.17.2013

American Rivers released its annual “America’s Most Endangered Rivers” report. This 2013 list features 10 rivers around the country facing urgent threats. Grassroots river conservationists have teamed up with American Rivers to use the report to save their local rivers.

NRS Zen Rescue PFD

04.17.2013

In this installment of Trade Talk, C&K recently caught up with Jacob Boling with NRS at the 2013 Canoecopia expo to talk about their new product, the Zen Rescue PFD.

Destinations—The West Coast

04.16.2013

North America’s west coast has some of the sweetest sea kayaking venues in this dimension, and many of them are also blessed with small lodges with kayak-minded hosts and convenient water access.

Chattahoochee Journal: The Journey’s End

04.16.2013

The rivers are flowing again. The reservoirs upstream have been topped off for the first time in a long while. Winter rains fulfilled their promise this year. But nothing is ever certain this far downstream.

Going Deeper and Deeper

04.16.2013

For the last decade, the smoky joint Under-the-Hill Saloon has also served as the headquarters for the Phatwater Challenge, a 42-mile race that finishes at the boat ramp below this bar in Natchez, Mississippi.

Testing Boundaries

04.16.2013

Rivers carve deep canyons and divide hostile neighbors. They cut pathways through lawless country, and beckon us to follow. It’s no wonder that river-runners have their own canon of unspoken boundaries that, from time to time, they feel compelled to cross.

Canoandes

04.16.2013

Meet the men who slipped the Iron Curtain and changed river running forever.

Rescue for River Runners

04.15.2013

In Episode Ten of the R3: Rescue for River Runners video lesson series debuting on CanoeKayak.com, Jim Coffey delves further into the topic of foot entrapment by going through the first, basic, and vital assessments any rescuer should consider and practice.

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