Canoe and Kayak Racks: Overcoming Small Car Syndrome
Lucky for us, rack-manufacturers are as eager to defeat mini-rig limitations as paddlers are, and they’ve conjured a staggering array of ingenious racks and accessories to keep us in the game. All good, but before you go shopping, there are a few things you’ll need to know.
10 Tips for Dealing with Fear on the Water
Overcoming fear is what addicts many of us to paddling. But when fear paralyzes you, it becomes important to manage it, rather than to let it rule your paddling experience.
7 Places to Escape from your Escape
Need to Escape From Your Escape? Here are 7 places to get away from your getaway including locations in Belize, Oahu, Florida, Louisiana, and Mexico.
From the Mag: ONE LIFE
Kayaking's next revolution will be televised, or at least filmed and paired with a pop concert. Three days with paddling's kings at the curious and miraculous debut of Altius Events' Rey Del Rio Waterfall World Championship reveal the progress of our sport, and the deeper bonds that promise to push it forward.
Yukon’s Peel Watershed: Threatened Paddling Classics
#9 – The Peel Watershed An expansive, roadless canoe-tripping haven threatened by resource extraction Text by Conor Mihell Photos by Peter Mather A half-dozen brawny, whitewater rivers tumble out of the northern terminus of the Rocky Mountains, draining 26,000 square miles of alpine wilderness into the Peel River of Canada’s Yukon territory. The Snake, Wind, Ogilvie, Bonnet Plume, Hart and Blackstone rivers are a canoe-tripping dreamscape of wildlife and scenery for Yukon-based photographer Peter Mather, who has made an astounding 15 journeys in the Peel watershed. “There’s no place like it left in the world,” says Mather, a C&K contributing photographer. “It is what the West would have been like 200 years ago—wild, untouched…the feel of an ancient land.” Mather’s favorite memory from the Peel comes on the Wind River, a smooth-flowing, Class II gem buttressed by soaring 6,000-foot peaks. On one trip, his group pulled up on a gravel bar and encountered a skittish black wolf. Soon after, a young blond pup responded to Mather’s awkward howl, and wandered into camp a few times during the group’s two-night stay. The next year, Mather revisited the site and saw the same blond wolf, now fully grown. “I’m sure she recognized my
Battle for the Boundary Waters
Advocates say “historic” bill is a key step in outlawing mining on the doorstep of America’s most popular wilderness area
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Seldom Seen Floats
The naturally flowing streams of the arid American West are all about timing. Read Seldom Seen Floats and find out where the Best Desert Paddle Destinations are.