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Inside the Green Race Pre-Party: All the Smack-Talking Highlights

The second installment in our 2014 “Voices of the Green” series. C&K correspondent Scott McCleskey did some on-the-ground reporting at the halloween pre-race party last night. Here’s what he found: Mario Levinson and Mary Jackson: The couple favored to win this year’s longboat event Benn Fraker: “You run that Gorilla enough times in one of […]

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Kayaking artist paddles Mississippi River

09.04.2014

By Katie McKy There are times when the water flowing out of Lake Itasca, the Mississippi River’s headwaters in northern Minnesota, isn’t enough to float a 14.5’ Current Design Whistler. That was not Ellen McDonah’s problem. McDonah, a retired teacher and practicing artist from Galesville, Wisconsin, began her journey to the Gulf on May 25th, […]

The Empire State Strikes

09.04.2014

Photos and results from Beaverfest, where Labor Day kayakers celebrate New York’s best whitewater runs with two King of New York series races.

Newman’s Own Stikine

09.02.2014

In the latest Mountain Mind Collective Quick Flick, French kayaker Nouria Newman walks us through her successful run through Site Zed, the largest signature rapid on the Grand Canyon of the Stikine, which punctuated the first complete female descent of expedition kayaking’s benchmark run.

Goods for the Northern Forest Canoe Trail

08.26.2014

A look at C&K Editor-at-Large Alan Kesselheim’s packing list for his summer sojourn on the portage-studded 740-mile Northern Forest Canoe Trail route from New York to Maine.

Destination Torngat: Expedition to Canada’s Far Northeast

08.25.2014

Kayaker Ben Stookesberry leads an all-star team of paddlers on an exploratory longboat waterfall recon run through the Torngat Mountains, the Northeast’s largest contiguous roadless area in the remote reaches of the Labrador Peninsula, accessing tributary first descents via canoe routes and broadcasting the photos and progress in real-time across social networking platforms.

The Relaxation Station: Grand Trunk Double Hammock Kit

08.25.2014

NFCT Gear: A rugged nylon hammock rated to 400 pounds, complete with tree-protecting sleeves

The Paddles: Bending Branches Cruiser Plus

08.25.2014

NFCT Gear: a pair of paddles for die-hard fans of bent-shaft paddles

The Canoe: Wenonah Spirit II in Tuf-weave

08.25.2014

NFCT Gear: Wenonah’s Tuf-weave fiberglass blend is durable, less expensive than Kevlar, and relatively light.

The Cook-Fire: Slatworx Firebox/Grill

08.25.2014

NFCT Gear: a titanium slatgrill system that’s endlessly adaptable.

The Secret Weapons: Portage Wheels by Seattle Sports and Wike

08.25.2014

NFCT Gear: Two progressive portage wheel systems for rugged or smooth long hauls.

The Packs: Hyperlite Mountain Gear Southwest Pack

08.25.2014

NFCT Gear: Superlight and rugged sailcloth packs to put up against any pack on the market.

Revisiting the (Still) Relentless River of Everest

08.25.2014

From C&K’s July 2014 issue: Ben Stookesberry and Surjan Tamang reopen the book on the “Relentless River of Everest” with an improbable first descent of the previously unrun inner gorges of the Nepal’s Dudh Kosi.

Heroes on the Missouri

08.25.2014

High water, cool temps and a chance rescue mark the ninth-annual Missouri American Water MR340, paddling’s longest nonstop ultramarathon, lasting 88 hours and 340 miles across the state of Missouri from Kansas City to St. Charles.

Rides: Sarah Meier’s Hobie Revolution 13

08.21.2014

By Katie McKy By weekdays, Sarah Meier of Old Hickory, Tennessee is the general manager for an intermodal trucking company, minding the corporate p’s and q’s, but come evenings and weekends, she doffs her management hat and dons her paddling cap, attending to other details such as bass dimpling the water by dusk’s amber light. […]

Family Kayaking in Alaska

08.18.2014

Two sea otters periscoped out of the water just feet from shore, while an eagle soared overhead with a fresh catch in its talons.

Sarah Outen Finishes Alaskan Kayak Epic

08.13.2014

From the middle of the North Pacific, Sarah Outen dialed her friend on the sat phone. Did Curgenven fancy a 1,355-mile kayak trip along the length of the Aleutian Islands?

Photos from the 2014 Canoe & Kayak Awards

08.12.2014

Photos from the 2014 Canoe & Kayak Awards presented by NRS, August 7, in Salt Lake City. Photos by Aaron Schmidt and Jasper Gibson.

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