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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 […]

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Norway Adventure Uncovered

05.04.2012

A new book ‘Norway: The Outdoor Paradise,’ from James Baxter, Scottish alpinist/expedition paddler who skied and then paddled the length of the Norwegian coast in 2009, highlights the wild coast’s best sea kayaking.

Virtual Coach: Your First Rodeo

05.04.2012

Five years ago, Adam Chappell had only dabbled in flatwater when he saw YouTube clips of kayakers at Buseater and taught himself to loop in his backyard pool. Now a rising talent in freestyle kayaking’s competitive ranks, Chappell walks you through his first go-to trick sequence in this Virtual Coach installment that can help you build a routine for your summer festival contest of choice.

What did you do for your midlife crisis?

05.03.2012

What started with a confession over warm beer will turn into 2,500 miles of cold paddling. On Tuesday, May 1, British paddlers Andy Mullins, Geoff Cater and Mike Greenslade set out from Portscatho on the Cornish South Coast, beginning their attempt to circumnavigate Britain by sea kayak. To their knowledge, only 16 other expeditions (23 […]

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.

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