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Expert Advice: Going Big on Lake Superior

Reader Kirk Sloan seeks and finds some expert feedback on his five-day kayaking trip itinerary from his first open-water overnight sea kayak expedition this summer to Lake Superior’s Apostle Islands National Lakeshore.

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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.

The Start of a Series

06.05.2012

Isaac Levinson and Evan Garcia secured the win at this weekend’s Little White Salmon Race, the first stage of the Association of Whitewater Professionals’ 2012 Whitewater World Series. Read more about Levinson, from our June issue, see a 2012 Series preview video and calendar of stage events.

The 2012 Teva Mountain Games

06.04.2012

High times with low water at the 11th annual Teva Mountain Games

Rescue for River Runners

06.04.2012

Canoe & Kayak has teamed up with open-boat badass Jim Coffey—founder of Quebec-based outfitter Esprit Whitewater Worldwide as well as R3: Rescue for River Runners—and Mike McKay from Five2Nine Productions for a series of whitewater rescue lesson videos debuting exclusively on CanoeKayak.com. Here in Episode Two, Coffey covers group dynamics.

Gallery: Homestake Creek Race 2012

06.01.2012

Photos and results from the 2012 Homestake Creek Race.

7 Rivers 7 Continents: Missouri/Mississippi

06.01.2012

After paddling the length of the Amazon in 2008, Mark Kalch now plans to paddle the longest rivers of each continent, starting with the Missouri and Mississippi.

The 2012 Adirondack Paddlefest

05.31.2012

Steady sunshine and temperatures in the low 80s greeted just under 3,000 people to the 14th annual Adirondack Paddlefest on the weekend of May 18-20 in Old Forge, N.Y.

Get Ready: The Teva Mountain Games 2012

05.30.2012

The annual Teva Mountain Games is here again, and will kick off at 10:00 am tomorrow, Thursday, May 31, with the (in)famous Homestake Creek Race near Vail, Colo.

¿Dónde está Greg Barton?

05.30.2012

By Eric Ellman The Texas Water Safari turns 50 next week in San Marcos, Texas. Under normal circumstances the Golden Anniversary of “the world’s toughest canoe race”, a 260-mile testament to the extreme some people go for a t-shirt, would be the summer’s biggest canoe racing story. But this year the 100-hour torture fest is […]

Fall and Rise: Jason’s Story

05.30.2012

On March 20, 2011, Jason Craig, the 17-year-old reigning freestyle kayak junior world champion, struck a rock at the base of an unnamed 30-footer on California’s Dry Creek, shattering his pelvis, smashing his spine and rupturing his dural sac. In the year that followed, Craig used kayaking as motivation and tool in learning to walk again. In this exclusive C&K film, Jason takes us inside his trying recovery.

Video: Rheinfall by Night

05.23.2012

Ever wonder what it’d be like to run Class V at night? Well, this video is probably as close you’re going to get to experiencing it without actually trying it (and we don’t recommend that).

The Poland Trek

05.22.2012

A 700-mile journey from the Tatras Mountains to the Baltic Sea by foot, packraft, and kayak.

Mastering Molokai

05.21.2012

Oscar Chalupsky, 49, wins his 12th Molokai World Championships title.

The Aleutians 2012 Expedition

05.21.2012

Keirron Tastagh and George Shaw are paddling over 1,500 miles through the Aleutian Islands, helping the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service study the Northern Sea Otter.

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