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
With a style both fluid and aggressive, Tony Estanguet of France won his third Olympic Gold in the C-1 class on Tuesday, pulling ahead of his longtime rival Michal Martikan, and bringing the most celebrated duel in slalom history to a close.
Final results from the inaugural Canoe & Kayak Awards, presented by Zeal Optics, celebrating 2012′s best paddlers, movies, film reels, expeditions, and philanthropic effort.
The Usumacinta has a reputation as one of the best river trips in the world, and also one of the most dangerous. It forms the border between Mexico and Guatemala through the heart of the Mayan region, a vast, densely jungled wilderness where traditional authorities hold little sway…because of these amazing features, the Usu became one of the world’s preeminent raft trips in the 1970s, and a prime winter playground for off-season Grand Canyon guides.
It took me two days to hitchhike from Haines, Alaska, to the Yukon highway bridge where Walt Blackadar started his fabled 1971 first descent of Turnback Canyon. I launched in a drizzle feeling quite puny, just as Walt probably did, which I guess was the point. I was alone, as he had been, with 10 days and 230 miles of the Alsek River ahead of me. Running Turnback was never part of my plan, though.