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Voices of Wilderness

Canoe & Kayak’s July 2014 “Wilderness Issue” celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act. In our Voices of Wilderness series, accomplished paddlers and wilderness advocates speak about their connection to wild waterways, what the future holds for the places they love, and how best to protect them for future generations.

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Gallery—Zbigniew Bzdak

08.01.2012

Robin Moore and Todd Gulick during the fifth Canoandes expedition to the Colca River Canyon in 1991.

Testing Boundaries

08.01.2012

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.

Learning the ropes, with Jim Coffey

08.01.2012

In Episode 4 of the R3: Rescue for River Runners whitewater safety video lesson series debuting on CanoeKayak.com, Jim Coffey provides throw-rope tips and principles, as well as a two-swimmer, one-rope exercise to put to use.

En Route: Rails to Whales

07.30.2012

Canoeing and kayaking over 1,800 miles from Jasper, Alberta, to Hudson Bay on the thrift.

London Live Feed

07.28.2012

Now American canoe/kayak fans can watch every paddle stroke—and every minute of every other sport, no matter how obscure—on their computer, smartphone or tablet, in real time. The only caveat is that you need a cable subscription to access the goods. Here’s how:

Voss like a boss

07.28.2012

C&K contributor Mike McKay’s photo gallery and report from Stage 3 of the AWP Whitewater World Series, the Brandseth Downhill Extreme Race in Voss, Norway.

Kayaking Ukraine: Olympic Refugees

07.27.2012

Jeffrey Andreoni and Giulio D’Eramo are escaping London’s Olympic crowds by fleeing the country (for a month) to paddle Ukraine’s Dnieper River.

London 2012 Olympic Preview

07.27.2012

The (paddling) Games of the XXX Olympiad.

LESSONS FROM THE RIVER: It All Washes Out In the End

07.27.2012

Dispatch No. 5 from C&K Online Editor Dave Costello’s week at First Descents.

Win a Trip to Hawaii!

07.26.2012

Enter etnies The Planet is Your Playground Photo Contest.

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.

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