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Destination: The Green River’s Labyrinth and Stillwater Canyons

Most of the Southwest’s canyon floats involve serious whitewater. What makes this section of the Green River perfect for sinking into “River Time” is that it dives deep into that rock-wall dimension, but the current stays benign the entire route, a no-brainer for open canoes or touring kayaks. The other draw is that the potential […]

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C&K Heroes: Martin Litton

08.31.2012

In the annals of wilderness conservation, Martin Litton is a singular force of nature—a Category 5 hurricane of eloquence, passion, and pig-headed obduracy quite unlike anything that has ever blown across the American landscape.

Woodenboat Workshop: Day 3

08.31.2012

In a series of short videos over the next seven days, Canoe & Kayak follows first-time kayak builders as they turn boxes of wood, wire and fiberglass into handcrafted wooden kayaks. On day three, the students assemble and attach their kayaks’ decks, and Marty talks about the love of woodworking she inherited from her father.

Past the podium

08.30.2012

From the ICF Canoe Slalom World Cup in Prague, C-2 slalom silver medalist David Florence relives Great Britain’s Olympic paddling glory as part of team that took home gold and silver, the nation’s first medals in canoe doubles since the event was first contested at the 1972 Games.

Woodenboat Workshop: Day 2

08.30.2012

In a series of short videos over the next seven days, Canoe & Kayak follows first-time kayak builders as they turn boxes of wood, wire and fiberglass into handcrafted wooden kayaks. Today, Matt tells us why he chose to build his own kayak. A typical workshop week: Check back for a new video installment every […]

Kayaking Ukraine: You Say It’s Your Birthday?

08.30.2012

The first adult we spot is roaming the beach wearing only his Calvin Klein underwear. It’s about 8:30 in the morning. We ask the man, whose name is Artyom, if we can use his fire to brew tea. He answers by handing us each a beer. As we make our tea there is more movement on the island, and Ura emerges from his “house”–a wooden framework covered in clear plastic. When we mention we need to buy food, Ura takes Giulio to a county bazaar in his speedboat, while Jeff takes a beer nap on the beach.

Woodenboat Workshop, Day 1

08.29.2012

In a series of short videos over the next seven days, Canoe & Kayak will follow six first-time kayak builders as they turn boxes of wood, wire and fiberglass into handcrafted wooden kayaks. Today, the students begin to stitch their first panels together, as Pygmy Kayak owner John Lockwood explains that anyone can build their […]

Seattle Sprint

08.29.2012

Photos and results from this weekend’s 2012 U.S. Sprint National Championships in Seattle.

Preview: Devils Extreme Race

08.29.2012

A look at this weekend’s fourth stage of the AWP Whitewater World Series–the Devils Extreme race in Lipno, Czech Republic–with organizer Jakub Nemec and photos and video from the 2011 race.

Amazon dreams dashed

08.28.2012

Davey du Plessis, a 24-year-old South African adventure traveler, is in critical, but stable condition recovering in a Lima hospital after a harrowing run-in with Peruvian villagers along on the Ucayali River on Saturday. Attempting a solo, human-powered, cycling-hiking-tubing-paddling descent of the Amazon, du Plessis hoped to become the youngest person to navigate the river system source-to-sea. Tragically, a pair of young men shot du Plessis multiple times this weekend.

Heroes’ Welcome

08.27.2012

Coverage from the ICF Canoe Slalom World Cup in Prague, Czech Republic, where this weekend Vavřinec Hradilek received an overwhelming reception fresh off his Olympic silver medal showing and U.S. paddler Michal Smolen cracked the top 10.

Field Tested: Top-Shelf Touring Paddles

08.23.2012

Two high-end touring blades reviewed in the Apostle Islands.

Kayaking Ukraine: Sleeping With Hornets

08.22.2012

Dispatch No. 5 from Jeffery and Giulio as they paddle the length of Ukraine’s Dnieper River.

The Pink Portage

08.21.2012

Andrew Metcalfe’s 745-mile portage across Canada with a pink canoe.

Video: The 2012 Canoe & Kayak Awards

08.21.2012

Watch the inaugural Canoe & Kayak Awards Presented by Zeal Optics.

Kayaking Ukraine: A Day In Town

08.20.2012

Dispatch No. 4 from Jeffery and Giulio as they paddle the length of Ukraine’s Dnieper River.

The Duct Tape Kayak

08.17.2012

Three friends building a kayak out of duct tape to raise money for cancer research.

Best Tandem Kayaks of 2012

08.16.2012

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.

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