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Goods for the Northern Forest Canoe Trail

A look at C&K Editor-at-Large Alan Kesselheim’s packing list for his summer sojourn on the portage-studded 740-mile Northern Forest Canoe Trail route from New York to Maine.

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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.

That Was Sick

06.11.2012

By Joe Carberry A beautiful thing happened on the river this weekend. The world’s best kayakers met on one of Earth’s toughest whitewater runs to test themselves and push the limits of the sport. It was a pinnacle moment. And everybody knew it. Despite rain showers and inconsistent weather, hundreds of people lined the banks […]

U.S. Slalom Team Set for London

06.10.2012

The first World Cup race of the season, held in Cardiff, Wales, this weekend, was also the final race of U.S. Olympic selection. And the 2012 U.S. Olympic Slalom team is: Casey Eichfeld, Eric Hurd, Jeff Larimer, Scott Parsons, and Caroline Queen

The Best Win Ever

06.08.2012

“For someone who is basically my father’s age to win is mind blowing. It’s one of the best sporting performances I have ever been part of.” — Michael Booth, age 21.

Let the Selections End

06.07.2012

The first World Cup Slalom event of the season, to be held this weekend in Cardiff, Wales, will finalize the U.S. Whitewater Slalom Olympic Team.

Gallery: The 2012 Little White Salmon Race

06.06.2012

The Little White Salmon Race held last Sunday, June 3, on Washington State’s notoriously awesome “Little White” was the first of six events in the Association of Whitewater Professionals’ Whitewater World Series.

Rio Copon update

06.05.2012

Film trailer and the trip report from the diplomatic return trip to the Rio Copon-Chixoy in Guatemala, where Mayan villagers detained an international expedition intending to paddle the remote jungle river this January.

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