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Moose on the Loose

With rainfall doubling the flow of New York’s Moose River, the MooseFest race finale to the Whitewater King of New York point series lived up to its wild reputation as the last big paddling event the year for Northeast paddlers.

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Aquabound Paddles Posi-Lok Ferrule

04.19.2013

In this installment of Trade Talk, C&K caught up with Andrew Stern with Aquabound Paddles at the 2013 Canoecopia expo to talk about the Posi-Lok Ferrule.

Rescue for River Runners Recognized

04.19.2013

A year ago, open-boat expert Jim Coffey—founder of Quebec-based outfitter Esprit Whitewater Worldwide—and Mike McKay from Five2Nine Productions started a series of whitewater rescue lesson videos called R3: Rescue for River Runners, which aired on the Canoe & Kayak website. Last week, the series won the National Association of Search & Rescue Special Commendation Award for contribution to search & rescue.

C&K staff got in touch with Coffey and McKay to talk about the series and what winning the award meant to them. Here’s what they had to say:

Ellesmere Island

04.18.2013

Two Men Alone in a World of Ice. Jon Turk recounts his and Erik Boomer’s trek across Ellesmere Island and the adventures they share in the 100-day journey.

The Eggistential Eddy

04.18.2013

One of Mother’s boyfriends used to bring eggs, “hen fruit” he called them, along on family canoe trips. He drank them raw, like Rocky. Despite young Eddy’s fervent prayers, old Frank never died from the disgusting practice. Turns out, according to the CDC, odds of getting salmonella from a raw egg are just 1 in 10,000. Spoilage is another matter, says Krista Eberle of United Egg Producers.

The few, the Proud, the Polers

04.18.2013

Chip Cochrane is the Maine woods come to life—a gnarled tree trunk of a man with enough muscle to power his canoe against rushing whitewater. The third-generation Maine Guide’s raw strength and competitive nature have made him the American Canoe Association’s canoe poling national champion, year after year.

Shred Ready Shaggy Fire Helmet

04.18.2013

In this installment of Trade Talk, C&K caught up with Tom Sherberne with Shred Ready at the 2013 Canoecopia expo to talk about their new product, the Shaggy Fire Helmet.

Ralph Frese Remembered

04.18.2013

Several hundred paddlers—many in traditional Voyageur costumes—celebrated the life of Ralph Frese with a 6-mile paddle down the Chicago River North Branch on Sunday, April 14.

Paddle on Earth Day!

04.18.2013

Not too many sports put you in as direct of contact with Mother Earth as paddling. Whatever your discipline, be it whitewater, lake canoeing, sea kayaking and even surf kayaking, the sport’s medium is water, the most important ingredient for life on Mother Earth. What better way to help celebrate and protect it than by heading out for a paddle on Earth Day, April 22?

If you want to join a group supporting the cause, we’ve made it easier by compiling a list of a few spots around the country where you can link up with like-minded paddlers for an Earth Day paddle celebration.

Journey’s End

04.17.2013

There was little fanfare when Dave and Amy Freeman landed their sea kayaks in Key West, Florida on April 4 and finished an 11,700-mile journey they’d been on for nearly three years. But the lack of reception didn’t bother the Chicago-based founders of the Wilderness Classroom, a nonprofit that shares outdoor adventure with students through blogs, podcasts, online photos and videos, and in-person presentations to school groups.

Niobrara River

04.17.2013

Niobrara River was listed in the 2013 most endangered rivers list.

Boundary Waters

04.17.2013

The Boundary Waters made it to the 2013 Top Endangered Rivers List

Black Warrior River

04.17.2013

The Black Warrior River is listed in the 2013 Most Endangered Rivers

For All Walks

04.17.2013

Ski Yak class, groin pulls and banging your head on rocks.

Kootenai River

04.17.2013

The Kootenai River was listed in the 2013 most endangered rivers list.

Colorado River

04.17.2013

Colorado River was listed as one of the Most Endangered Rivers in America for 2013.

Bugging out? Eddy’s Got Answers

04.17.2013

Eddy’s got answers regarding eating leather boots and bug repellants.

Special Mention: Merced River

04.17.2013

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

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