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Family Kayaking in Alaska

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

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En Route: The Trans-Territorial Canoe Expedition

07.02.2012

Photos and stories from the beginning of a 2600-mile canoe expedition through Canada’s Territories.

The 50-Year Itch

06.29.2012

Saturday, June 11, 2012, marked the 50th anniversary of the annual Texas Water Safari, a 260-mile canoe race held the second Saturday of every June since 1963 on the San Marcos and Guadalupe Rivers, from San Marcos to Seadrift, Texas .

Borderline Crazy

06.28.2012

The U.S. House of Representatives has voted to support an omnibus bill that would waive environmental legislation like the Endangered Species Act, the Wilderness Act and the Clean Water Act and transfer full control of a 100-mile-wide strip of land along the United States’ northern and southern boundaries to U.S. Customs and Border Protection.

Voting Now Open for Canoe & Kayak Awards

06.27.2012

Canoe & Kayak magazine is pleased to announce that voting for the first annual Canoe & Kayak Awards presented by Zeal Optics is now open in all categories.

Of Souls + Water: The Shapeshifter

06.27.2012

What’s cooler than watching Ben Marr shredding big waves in Quebec? Watching him do it with road flares strapped to the stern deck of his kayak at night.

Want a Free Trip to Hawaii?

06.26.2012

Here’s your chance to hitch a ride to Hawaii for free! Just upload photos of your favorite destination(s) and tell us why the location is an ideal “Playground”!

Surviving The South Dakota Challenge

06.26.2012

A 72 mile race along the Missouri River from Yankton South Dakota to Sioux City.

Of Souls + Water: The Mother

06.25.2012

You know that age-old question, “what would your mother think”? Well, have you ever asked her? At the age of 67, Melody Shapiro gives us answers while exploring the canyons of the Utah desert.

Remains of a River

06.22.2012

From October 2011 to January 2012, Will Stauffer-Norris and Zak Podmore hiked and paddled 1,700 miles, filming and narrating on the fly as they traveled from the Wind River Mountains in Wyoming to the Pacific Ocean in Mexico, following the tenuous trail of the Colorado River system.

Voices

06.22.2012

The North Fork Championship went off in a big way earlier this month. In the last 12 days, the media has been spewing into the web-o-sphere, with stylized video from Skip Armstrong and fantastic images from A-list photographers like Mike Leeds. And so it should. A gigantic rapid (Jacob’s Ladder) and easy spectator viewing made […]

Holes to Hoops

06.21.2012

In honor of the pro basketball season that could officially end tonight, writer-paddler-roundballer Josh Valentine asks the hard questions. As in, “What does paddling really do for my game?”

Ikkatsu Project update

06.21.2012

Photos and a report from the first leg of the Ikkatsu Project, a sea kayak expedition to survey the impact of drifting debris from last March’s Tōhoku earthquake-tsunami arriving now on the remote western coast of Washington state.

Goin’ Back to Memphis

06.20.2012

See a photo gallery from the famed Memphis Outdoors Inc. Canoe and Kayak Race, where, this Saturday, the popular, three-decade-old race and demo event known for its spectacular mass-start and inclusive nature (racers participated in 64 different boat classes and age divisions) was back on.

North Fork Championship EXTRA

06.19.2012

In honor of the spectacle that was the first-ever, June 9 North Fork Championship, we present an encore of imagery, with photos from Reid Morth and a fresh edit from Forge Motion Picture

Think global, paddle local

06.19.2012

A photo gallery and report from the seventh annual White Salmon RiverFest and Symposium, enjoying kayak and raft races on a southern Washington gem while addressing hot-button issues around the recent Condit Dam removal.

Coppermine 2012

06.18.2012

Interview with the international six-man team attempting an ambitious canoe route this summer across the Canadian north from Yellowknife, Northwest Territories to Kugluktuk, Nunavut. The 1,000-mile expedition will trace the length of the historic Coppermine River, from sprawling Great Slave Lake to the Arctic Ocean.

Awesome Dawson

06.14.2012

Catching up with Mike Dawson, 25, coming off his recent win at the Teva Mountain Games and currently looking ahead to his first Olympics representing New Zealand, plus video of his epic slalom practice course back home in New Zealand.

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