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Looking Back: The ’89 Slalom Worlds

In June 1989, the Savage River was not its usual hidden self. Thousands gathered along the country road that followed its course. People scrambled the steep banks, crouched in the lush forest, and filtered on to recently constructed observation decks. All wanting the optimum view of the red and green poles hovering over the rapids. They were here to witness the Canoe and Kayak Slalom World Championships—the first of which had ever been hosted in the United States.

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Olympic Trials Day Three: Final Decisions

04.14.2012

After their demanding, emotional three-day Trial by Water, the newly named U.S. Team deserve a pat on the back. Now it’s on to Cardiff, and then London.

Olympic Trials Day Two: Nothing Is Certain

04.13.2012

This year’s trials have become infused with an inclusive, celebratory spirit that remembers that racing can be fun and stimulating for all involved.

Olympic Trials Day One: Order From Chaos

04.13.2012

A fun, carnival atmosphere prevailed at the US National Whitewater Center during the first day of the Olympic Trials yesterday. The day was clear, the sun was hot—and so was the racing.

Stopping the Susitna

04.12.2012

After lying dormant for more than 20 years, the plan to dam Alaska’s Susitna River is back on the table.

The Jackson Family Goes To… The Olympics?

04.11.2012

The whitewater clan of Eric, Dane, and Emily Jackson will be competing in Charlotte, N.C., this weekend at the Olympic Slalom Trials. Will they make Team USA?

The Wilderness Classroom

04.11.2012

Getting ready to start the final 5,000 mile leg of their 11,700 mile North American Odyssey on May 7 from Grand Portage, Minn., to Key West, Fla., Dave and Amy are working with over 70,000 students and 1,800 teachers as they explore the North America by canoe, kayak, and dogsled.

Get Ready: The 2012 Olympic Slalom Trials

04.11.2012

For many slalom athletes, the grueling, three-day Olympic Trials held in Charlotte, N.C., Thursday, April 12, through Saturday, April 14, is the most important competition of the quadrennium. Yet the Trials will not finalize the 2012 Olympic Team.

Video: Mosier Creek Falls Raft Descent

04.10.2012

The first tandem raft descent of Oregon’s Mosier Creek Falls: One 70-foot waterfall, one 13-foot raft, and two dudes. You do the math. We just like the video.

Northern Forest Explorers

04.06.2012

This summer, more than 200 children ages 10 to 14 will get the chance to paddle for a week on the 740-mile Northern Forest Canoe Trail with the help of the Northern Forest Explorer’s Program.

‘Fearless’

04.05.2012

A book review of ‘Fearless,’ C&K contributing editor Joe Glickman’s new adventure travel tale on Freya Hoffmeister, which dissects the life and times of the German expedition sea kayaker who circumnavigated Australia in late 2009 and is in the midst of an attempt to paddle around South America.

C&K Makes iTunes Debut!

04.05.2012

Now you can get all the stories, photographs, and captions you’ll find in our print magazine, plus related videos, photo galleries and behind-the-scenes articles in the new C&K Digital Edition.

Don’t Sweat The Small Stuff

04.05.2012

Can I sweat out toxins with exercise? What’s the best wood for making a paddle? And what’s on Eddy’s bucket list.

Mississippi Lessons (Completed)

04.03.2012

Field notes and photos from an epic adventure learning project: A complete circumnavigation of the St. Louis region by canoe. Here the team completes the final eight-mile portage from the banks of the Missouri to the Bourbeuse River and paddles the final 16 miles downstream to where they began their journey two weeks before.

High Water Heroics

04.02.2012

“It was epic, the water was huge,” said one of the race organizers, Bill Fordyce. “Half of the safety boaters didn’t want to go out.”

Video: Wicked Waveski Surfing

03.30.2012

Ever see a waveski throw a back flip? Aussie Ben John can do it.

Paddling for Peace

03.29.2012

Three ultramarathon paddlers are planning to compete in the world’s longest paddlesports races to raise money and awareness of Middle East peace initiatives.

‘Making Progress’ Extra

03.28.2012

Last summer, C&K Managing Editor Dave Shively and Staff Photographer Robert Zaleski headed up to Baffin Island to paddle the famed Soper River south to the Hudson Strait. Or so they thought.Read the full story in our May “North Issue” available on newsstands now, and see the photo essay flipbook video extra here

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