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Paddling the Mississippi River Alone

Armed with little more than an aluminum canoe, plastic paddle and budget PFD, Kev Brady of Gloucester, England, traveled to the source of the Mississippi River last year to undertake the trip of a lifetime. The 30-year-old Brit launched with little river running experience, braving snow storms, dodging shipping barges and perfecting his J-stroke over […]

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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.

Olympic Trials Day Two: Nothing Is Certain

04.13.2012

This year’s trials have become infused with an inclusive, celebratory spirit that remembers that racing can be fun and stimulating for all involved.

Olympic Trials Day One: Order From Chaos

04.13.2012

A fun, carnival atmosphere prevailed at the US National Whitewater Center during the first day of the Olympic Trials yesterday. The day was clear, the sun was hot—and so was the racing.

Stopping the Susitna

04.12.2012

After lying dormant for more than 20 years, the plan to dam Alaska’s Susitna River is back on the table.

The Jackson Family Goes To… The Olympics?

04.11.2012

The whitewater clan of Eric, Dane, and Emily Jackson will be competing in Charlotte, N.C., this weekend at the Olympic Slalom Trials. Will they make Team USA?

The Wilderness Classroom

04.11.2012

Getting ready to start the final 5,000 mile leg of their 11,700 mile North American Odyssey on May 7 from Grand Portage, Minn., to Key West, Fla., Dave and Amy are working with over 70,000 students and 1,800 teachers as they explore the North America by canoe, kayak, and dogsled.

Get Ready: The 2012 Olympic Slalom Trials

04.11.2012

For many slalom athletes, the grueling, three-day Olympic Trials held in Charlotte, N.C., Thursday, April 12, through Saturday, April 14, is the most important competition of the quadrennium. Yet the Trials will not finalize the 2012 Olympic Team.

Video: Mosier Creek Falls Raft Descent

04.10.2012

The first tandem raft descent of Oregon’s Mosier Creek Falls: One 70-foot waterfall, one 13-foot raft, and two dudes. You do the math. We just like the video.

Northern Forest Explorers

04.06.2012

This summer, more than 200 children ages 10 to 14 will get the chance to paddle for a week on the 740-mile Northern Forest Canoe Trail with the help of the Northern Forest Explorer’s Program.

‘Fearless’

04.05.2012

A book review of ‘Fearless,’ C&K contributing editor Joe Glickman’s new adventure travel tale on Freya Hoffmeister, which dissects the life and times of the German expedition sea kayaker who circumnavigated Australia in late 2009 and is in the midst of an attempt to paddle around South America.

C&K Makes iTunes Debut!

04.05.2012

Now you can get all the stories, photographs, and captions you’ll find in our print magazine, plus related videos, photo galleries and behind-the-scenes articles in the new C&K Digital Edition.

Don’t Sweat The Small Stuff

04.05.2012

Can I sweat out toxins with exercise? What’s the best wood for making a paddle? And what’s on Eddy’s bucket list.

Mississippi Lessons (Completed)

04.03.2012

Field notes and photos from an epic adventure learning project: A complete circumnavigation of the St. Louis region by canoe. Here the team completes the final eight-mile portage from the banks of the Missouri to the Bourbeuse River and paddles the final 16 miles downstream to where they began their journey two weeks before.

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