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Video: Kayakers Ride Whale

Yes, this really happened. Right whale surfaces under kayakers in Argentina.

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Wisconsin’s Olympic (pre)preview

07.26.2012

ICF Junior/U-23 Canoe Slalom Worlds wrap up in Wausau, Wis.

LESSONS FROM THE RIVER: Ditch the Heavy Stuff

07.26.2012

Dispatch No. 4 from C&K Online Editor Dave Costello’s week at First Descents.

LESSONS FROM THE RIVER: Self-Rescue

07.25.2012

Dispatch No. 3 from C&K Online Editor Dave Costello’s week at First Descents.

Memories of Distant Summers

07.25.2012

P.G. Downes newly published journal ‘Distant Summers’ reveal the ways of the Old North.

LESSONS FROM THE RIVER: Keep Paddling

07.24.2012

Dispatch No. 2 from C&K Online Editor Dave Costello’s week at First Descents.

LESSONS FROM THE RIVER: We’re All Just In Between Swims

07.23.2012

Dispatch No. 1 from C&K Online Editor Dave Costello’s week at First Descents.

Video: The 2012 Little White Salmon Race

07.23.2012

A look inside the 2012 AWP Point Series Little White Salmon Creeking Race.

Video: The New Dagger Jitsu

07.23.2012

Rush Sturges checks in with a sneak peek at Dagger’s new playboat on Skookumchuck, the Ottawa, St. Lawrence, and Maruia Falls.

The Black Festival

07.18.2012

Stories and photos from the 2012 Black River Race

Let Them Paddle

07.18.2012

A review of C&K editor-at-large Alan Kesselheim’s new book, which explores how paddling has shaped the lives of his three children, and the looming epidemic of “nature deficit disorder.”

In Their Own Words: Birch-Bark Odyssey

07.16.2012

Dan Blessing and Marc VanGrinsven’s 4,000 mile journey from Lake Superior to the Pacific Ocean in a homemade birch-bark canoe.

Tsunami Debris

07.12.2012

Dispatch from the second, 30-mile leg of the Ikkatsu Expedition, where three sea kayakers are setting out to survey Washington’s remote west coast and looking for — and finding — plenty of incoming debris from the disastorous 2011 Japanese tsunami. See new video and findings from the trip such as the soccer ball that traveled 6,000 miles across the Pacific.

USA Freestyle National Championships

07.12.2012

There were plenty of victory celebrations going on in Cascade, Idaho this weekend at the USA Freestyle Kayaking National Championships, the most important of which had to be organizers praising dam operators for the water. On Saturday, a miscue in Cascade Dam operations dropped water releases from approximately 2,000 cfs down to a paltry 900, […]

Video: Bam, After the Falls

07.12.2012

C&K staffer Michael Gordon recently ran into Bam Margera of MTV’s popular television series “Jackass,” in Iceland of all places, and couldn’t help but ask him about his most recent stunt with pro kayaker Steve Fisher: Hucking himself off Oregon’s 88-foot Metlako Falls in the front seat of a Jackson Dynamic Duo.

Dogs are Paddlers too

07.11.2012

Tips to river-ready your dog, from Lorraine Wakely, who’s taught her German shepherd and Lab-Doberman cross to run the shore on command as she paddles the Class IV creeks that flow into Lake Superior.

Doggie Style

07.11.2012

Outfit your water dog in high style with our favorite dog PFD picks, plus a slew of worthy dog-paddling accessories.

Loss on Lake Superior

07.10.2012

On June 17, Bob Weitzel, 57, died attempting to paddle around Pigeon Point and into Canadian waters during his 1,200-mile solo circumnavigation of Lake Superior. C&K Contributing Editor Conor Mihell provides a deeper look into Weitzel’s life, and into the windy, choppy conditions that led to this recent Great Lakes paddling tragedy.

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