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Video: Kayakers Ride Whale

Yes, this really happened. Right whale surfaces under kayakers in Argentina.

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The Ultimate Source to Sea

11.14.2011

It’s not easy to set a record on the roof of the world—especially one that involves paddling. Everest has been climbed more than 3,000 times since the first ascent 58 years ago, so you’re going to have to do something very, very different if you want a record on the world’s tallest peak. It’s been skied down, climbed by a blind man, an amputee, a 13-year-old and a 76-year-old.

Children of Nature

11.11.2011

The Freemans roam the Canadian arctic, the Amazon and the Boundary Waters Canoe Area by canoe, foot and dogsled to inspire students to get outside.

Scene: Paddle Oregon

11.10.2011

Arriving to a sunset feast amidst riverside hop fields, I feel right at home. Some 130 paddlers are celebrating at the Chatoe Rogue Micro Hopyard, this night’s camp for Paddle Oregon, a five-day, 100-mile floating festival on the Willamette River.

Flood of the Century

11.10.2011

2011 was an extraordinary year for North American rivers. La Niña loaded western snowfields to record levels, and when the melt came, rivers from Idaho to the Delta ran outside their banks for weeks on end. In mid-May, the Mississippi River registered the highest flow volume ever recorded.

Flood of the Century: Mississippi I

11.10.2011

As the greatest flood in nearly a century neared its apex in the second week of May, it brought a change of weather to my hometown of Clarksdale, Mississippi. The typical spring southerlies gave way to an unlikely cool breeze, which blew steady from the north for five straight days.

Flood of the Century: Clark Fork River

11.09.2011

On August 28, as Tropical Storm Irene pummeled Vermont with 8 inches of rain in six hours. Ryan Mooney and I paddled Mill Brook, a Class V tributary of the Mad River that pours straight down the local ski mountain.

Flood of the Century: Mad and Winooski Rivers

11.09.2011

On August 28, as Tropical Storm Irene pummeled Vermont with 8 inches of rain in six hours. Ryan Mooney and I paddled Mill Brook, a Class V tributary of the Mad River that pours straight down the local ski mountain.

Flood of the Century: Colorado River

11.09.2011

As the greatest flood in nearly a century neared its apex in the second week of May, it brought a change of weather to my hometown of Clarksdale, Mississippi. The typical spring southerlies gave way to an unlikely cool breeze, which blew steady from the north for five straight days.

C&K’s Green Race Mixtape

11.09.2011

Watch somebody else spank the monkey for once

Flood of the Century: Potomac River

11.08.2011

A lot of the time when we’re out on a day like that one, we’re discussing how in awe we are to still be exploring the river. I probably paddle the Potomac 150 days a year, and even after two decades, there are new things to find every time.

Flood of the Century: Mississippi II

11.08.2011

Ordinarily, St. Catherine’s Creek is a dry wash that circumscribes the limits of Natchez, the oldest city on the Mississippi. The spring of 2011, however, was no ordinary time on the river.

Flood of the Century: Mississippi III

11.08.2011

We’re right on the bank of the Mississippi River in northeast Louisiana. There’s about 10,000 acres here that are surrounded by a levee that was built in 1912. We call it the Old Levee, and it held in ’27, which was the highest water on record.

In The Middle

11.08.2011

With the Idaho drainage’s 2011 snowpack at 261 percent of average this past June, driving the only access road to the Boundary Creek put-in of the classic, 100-mile Class IV Middle Fork of the Salmon was simply out of the question.

Paddling Clubs Directory

11.08.2011

Find canoe clubs to paddle with where you live! Paddling’s more fun with friends – here’s a list of canoe and kayak clubs around the country.

Rivers Win Big in Banff

11.07.2011

The prestigious Banff Mountain Film Festival wrapped Sunday Nov. 6, with movies by and about paddlers taking three of the highest honors. C&K is proud to say that our contributors had a hand in all three winning films.

Slow Train

11.07.2011

Our managing editor packs a season’s worth of Alpine whitewater into one frenzied week, and learns that paddling Switzerland via rail and bus isn’t about time

Gatherings: Paddle Oregon gallery

11.06.2011

Canoe & Kayak had the outstanding opportunity this August to join Willamette Riverkeeper and 130 new friends at the Chatoe Rogue Farmstead Brewery in Independence, Oregon. We only had 24 hours to experience Paddle Oregon, the multi-day river trip that captures the spirit of the state through a tour of its largest waterway.

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