C&K took out six of the sweetest— and cost-effective—models we could find, and put ‘em to the test. Here are our picks for best tandem kayaks of 2012.
Dispatch No. 2 from a 2,600 mile canoe journey across Canada’s Territories.
On May 27, Burton Greer and Nathan Zumwalt made a little open-boat history with the first complete OC-2 run down the Green River Narrows, including the notorious crux at Gorilla. See the video and read about the run in the paddlers’ words.
Brett Dufur takes readers on his 80-hour journey down the Missouri: “On Tuesday morning, July 31, nearly 400 misfit paddlers, weekend warriors and river rats from 37 states looked fresh and eager to take on the MR340—the world’s longest, nonstop ultramarathon paddling event … “
Dispatch No. 5 from a 150-mile bar hopping paddle down The Thames River.
C&K’s Top 7 picks for new, innovative pieces of paddling gear at this year’s Outdoor Retailer Summer Trade Show
Dispatch No. 4 from a 150-mile bar hopping paddle down The Thames River
Tomorrow, Friday, Aug. 10, the 200-meter flatwater sprint is making its debut at the Olympic Games. It will also be the last chance for the U.S. Canoe/Kayak Team to take home a medal from the London 2012 Games.
CanoeKayak.com recently asked PaddlePower organizer Kristen Senz about the 10th annual, two-day event on Aug. 18-19, which raises funds for a crisis hotline that serves people with depression, including those close to committing suicide.
Turning a box of wood into a kayak.
Dispatch No. 3 from a 150-mile bar hopping paddle down The Thames River
Jeffrey and Giulio dock at Ukrainka on Ukraine’s Dnieper River and make some new friends.
Inside the final preparations for West Hansen’s bold 4,225-mile expedition to solo the entire length of the Amazon River.
Dispatch No. 2 from a 150-mile bar hopping paddle down The Thames River
How a freestyle paddler is helping to fight malaria in Uganda.
The only blind man to climb the world’s Seven Summits, Erik Weihenmayer now plans on kayaking the Grand Canyon in fall 2013.
Dispatch No. 1 from a 150-mile bar hopping paddle down The Thames River