Featured

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 […]

All Features

¿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.

Spring Moosefest 2012

05.18.2012

The spring Moosefest (a toned down version of the fall event) delivers big hits and challenging lines, but is also a place to step it up for Class IV paddlers.

Putting Butts in Boats

05.18.2012

Self-propelled adventure vagrants Glenn Charles and Richard Harpham are giving people a closer glimpse of old New York using tandem sea kayaks.

5 Reasons the Boater Chick Festival Rules

05.16.2012

In a sport otherwise dominated by the harrier gender, the Boater Chick Festival offers a supportive and enthusiastic outlet for female whitewater paddlers.

America’s Top 10 Most Endangered Rivers

05.16.2012

The ten U.S. waterways that are most at risk to be drastically affected in the next year from threats like pollution, dredging, mining, drilling, and irrigation.

Gatherings: Allen De Mayo 2012

05.14.2012

On May 5, 2012, around 50 friends, family and acquaintances of the late Allen Satcher gathered for the first annual “Allen De Mayo” event.

Preview: The 14th Annual Adirondack Paddlefest

05.14.2012

Friday, May 18, to Sunday, May 20, more than 3,000 boaters will flock to the 14th Annual Adirondack Paddlefest in Old Forge, N.Y.

12 Rivers in 2012

05.11.2012

Rivers for Change and Adventurers and Scientists for Conservation are paddling 12 different rivers from source to sea to help study climate change.

Gatherings: Ode to the Nordheimer

05.10.2012

An inside look at the sixth annual Cal-Salmon Race—a grassroots event held each May on California’s Class IV-V Nordheimer stretch.

Behind the Scenes: ‘Through Paddle’

05.09.2012

C&K’s exclusive interview with Mike Lynch, who’s new film documents the 45 days he spent paddling the 740-mile long Northern Forest Canoe Trail last summer.

Video: The North Shore

05.08.2012

A free 48-hour online screening of Chris Gallaway’s new film about paddling on the North Shore of Lake Superior.

LORDS OF DOGTOWN

05.04.2012

Last Friday, C&K contributing photographer Darin McQuoid captured this image of Will Pruett on Dogtown Creek. More easily drawn to high-water runs on the South Yuba, McQuoid, Pruett and Justin Patt committed to an exploratory mission on the low-water creek tributary of the Upper Middle Cosumnes River outside of Placerville, Calif., after seeing a picture of a waterfall online.

Buyer's Guide

Buyer's Guide