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Moose on the Loose

With rainfall doubling the flow of New York’s Moose River, the MooseFest race finale to the Whitewater King of New York point series lived up to its wild reputation as the last big paddling event the year for Northeast paddlers.

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Rescue for River Runners

05.03.2012

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 One, Coffey covers the gear essentials you need to get started.

Behind The Scenes: The North Shore

05.03.2012

An exclusive interview with filmmaker Chris Gallaway about boating and filming on the North Shore of Lake Superior.

Rails, Rivers, Inland Sea

05.03.2012

There’s no feeling like being dropped off on a wilderness railway siding, watching the train disappear and realizing that the only way back to civilization is to paddle out, downriver. Ontario’s Algoma Central Railway is one of Canada’s few railways that will accept canoes as baggage. Here’s three worthy river-tripping options off the 296-mile line that bisects northern Ontario.

Gearing up for the Ikkatsu Expedition

05.02.2012

And that tsunami wreckage debris is drifting toward us ahead of its projected schedule. Our small group of sea kayakers plans to set out to document the flotsam as it begins to come ashore along the remote and road-less Washington coast. The Ikkatsu Expedition This expedition is an attempt to understand how we are connected, and are all riding on the same planet.

Want a Free Kayak?

05.01.2012

Here’s your chance to win a brand new Ocean Kayak Prowler Big Game Fishing Kayak.

The 2012 Creekboat Review: Bombing Seattle

05.01.2012

C&K tests out the best of this year’s fleet of new creekboats.

Habitat

04.30.2012

Rafting hasn’t been able to enjoy much time in the limelight, but filmmakers Ryan Scott and Han Hoomans are looking to change that with the release of ‘Habitat’ this Friday, May 5.

Souls+Water Release

04.26.2012

NRS and Forge Motion Pictures’ new five-part short film series, Of Souls+Water, premiering this Saturday, April 28, isn’t your typical paddling flick. It actually tells a story (while still showing folks paddling the gnar too. Don’t worry).

The Trans-Territorial Canoe Expedition

04.25.2012

Four Midwesterners plan to paddle and portage 2,600 miles across Canada from the Pacific Ocean to Hudson Bay.

Northwest Creeking Competition 2012

04.24.2012

Vitamin D unexpectedly struck the annual Northwest Creeking Competition with a blanket of sunshine that had competitors and spectators dazed with disbelief.

Video: Devil’s Washbowl

04.23.2012

The late Charlie Beavers first paddled through this keyhole to oblivion, surviving a piton halfway down the 60-foot falls. Thinking that more is better, Dan Simenc and Tyler Allyn gave it a go last spring at a full-on juicy level.

Get Ready: The 2012 Olympic Flatwater Sprint Trials

04.19.2012

The U.S. is only sending two sprint kayakers to London, and they could be named this Friday in Oklahoma City, host of the 2012 U.S. Olympic Team Trials for Flatwater Sprint.

How To…Avoid Getting Run Over By a Boat

04.19.2012

As tempting as strapping road flares to your bow may be, there are a few more practical (and subtle) tips to remember when sharing the water with motorboats.

On the Line with a Legend

04.17.2012

How a chance phone call connected an aspiring young paddler to his inspiration.

Tripping Canoes

04.16.2012

C&K tests four tripping canoes with a family float test through the heart of Canyonlands National Park

Kevin Callan’s Wilderness Quest

04.16.2012

In shooting “Wilderness Quest,” Kevin Callan set out to document how the lakes, rivers and portages of the Quetico and neighboring Boundary Waters Canoe Area influence its visitors.

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.

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