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Eagle Creek: The Long Way

Inside Jacob Cruser and Matt King’s vertical (re-)exploration of Oregon’s Eagle Creek, becoming the first paddlers to link every previously run waterfall in a single trip.

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USA Freestyle National Championships

07.12.2012

There were plenty of victory celebrations going on in Cascade, Idaho this weekend at the USA Freestyle Kayaking National Championships, the most important of which had to be organizers praising dam operators for the water. On Saturday, a miscue in Cascade Dam operations dropped water releases from approximately 2,000 cfs down to a paltry 900, […]

Video: Bam, After the Falls

07.12.2012

C&K staffer Michael Gordon recently ran into Bam Margera of MTV’s popular television series “Jackass,” in Iceland of all places, and couldn’t help but ask him about his most recent stunt with pro kayaker Steve Fisher: Hucking himself off Oregon’s 88-foot Metlako Falls in the front seat of a Jackson Dynamic Duo.

Dogs are Paddlers too

07.11.2012

Tips to river-ready your dog, from Lorraine Wakely, who’s taught her German shepherd and Lab-Doberman cross to run the shore on command as she paddles the Class IV creeks that flow into Lake Superior.

Doggie Style

07.11.2012

Outfit your water dog in high style with our favorite dog PFD picks, plus a slew of worthy dog-paddling accessories.

Loss on Lake Superior

07.10.2012

On June 17, Bob Weitzel, 57, died attempting to paddle around Pigeon Point and into Canadian waters during his 1,200-mile solo circumnavigation of Lake Superior. C&K Contributing Editor Conor Mihell provides a deeper look into Weitzel’s life, and into the windy, choppy conditions that led to this recent Great Lakes paddling tragedy.

Rescue for River Runners

07.09.2012

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 Three, Coffey covers safe swimming principles.

Return From the North Pole

07.06.2012

Billed as the “Arctic Return Adventure Tour,” Thorfsen and Palo picked up where a legendary polar expedition by Norwegian explorers Fridjof Nansen and Hjalmar Johansen left off.

En Route: The Wilderness Classroom (Lake Superior)

07.02.2012

Six weeks have passed since Dave and Amy Freeman set out on Lake Superior by kayak and began making their way towards the Atlantic Ocean. This is the fifth stage of their North American Wilderness Classroom Odyssey, a cross-continental trip by dogsled, kayak, and canoe.

Birch-bark heroes

07.02.2012

This summer, Zinser, Adam Wicks-Arshack and Dan Cassell, all outdoor educators who live in the Pacific Northwest, are organizing a birch-bark canoe-building project for native youth back east on Lake Temagami’s Bear Island reserve. Take a look inside the building process here.

En Route: The Trans-Territorial Canoe Expedition

07.02.2012

Photos and stories from the beginning of a 2600-mile canoe expedition through Canada’s Territories.

The 50-Year Itch

06.29.2012

Saturday, June 11, 2012, marked the 50th anniversary of the annual Texas Water Safari, a 260-mile canoe race held the second Saturday of every June since 1963 on the San Marcos and Guadalupe Rivers, from San Marcos to Seadrift, Texas .

Borderline Crazy

06.28.2012

The U.S. House of Representatives has voted to support an omnibus bill that would waive environmental legislation like the Endangered Species Act, the Wilderness Act and the Clean Water Act and transfer full control of a 100-mile-wide strip of land along the United States’ northern and southern boundaries to U.S. Customs and Border Protection.

Voting Now Open for Canoe & Kayak Awards

06.27.2012

Canoe & Kayak magazine is pleased to announce that voting for the first annual Canoe & Kayak Awards presented by Zeal Optics is now open in all categories.

Of Souls + Water: The Shapeshifter

06.27.2012

What’s cooler than watching Ben Marr shredding big waves in Quebec? Watching him do it with road flares strapped to the stern deck of his kayak at night.

Want a Free Trip to Hawaii?

06.26.2012

Here’s your chance to hitch a ride to Hawaii for free! Just upload photos of your favorite destination(s) and tell us why the location is an ideal “Playground”!

Surviving The South Dakota Challenge

06.26.2012

A 72 mile race along the Missouri River from Yankton South Dakota to Sioux City.

Of Souls + Water: The Mother

06.25.2012

You know that age-old question, “what would your mother think”? Well, have you ever asked her? At the age of 67, Melody Shapiro gives us answers while exploring the canyons of the Utah desert.

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