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Canada’s Peel Watershed One Step Closer to Recieving Protection

“It’s a pristine alpine region with stunning scenery, exceptional wildlife, great hiking and whitewater,” says Neil Hartling, the owner of Whitehorse, Yukon-based Nahanni River Adventures and long-time local guide. “The plexus of rivers that form the watershed provide years of expedition options that could fill a career of northern adventures.”

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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.

High Water Heroics

04.02.2012

“It was epic, the water was huge,” said one of the race organizers, Bill Fordyce. “Half of the safety boaters didn’t want to go out.”

Video: Wicked Waveski Surfing

03.30.2012

Ever see a waveski throw a back flip? Aussie Ben John can do it.

Paddling for Peace

03.29.2012

Three ultramarathon paddlers are planning to compete in the world’s longest paddlesports races to raise money and awareness of Middle East peace initiatives.

‘Making Progress’ Extra

03.28.2012

Last summer, C&K Managing Editor Dave Shively and Staff Photographer Robert Zaleski headed up to Baffin Island to paddle the famed Soper River south to the Hudson Strait. Or so they thought.Read the full story in our May “North Issue” available on newsstands now, and see the photo essay flipbook video extra here

Birchbark Revival

03.28.2012

New York City natives Adam Wicks-Arshack and John Zinser were boatbuilding neophytes before September 2008, when they paddled into the wilderness of northern Ontario in one canoe and came out a month later with two. Now, they’re looking to bring traditional canoe building back to native Canadian youth.

Virtual Coach: Busting the MITH

03.27.2012

The eddy turn is a gateway maneuver for aspiring river paddlers. It’s the move that allows you to quickly exit the current when you don’t like what you see downstream and re-enter the flow after taking a breather. The trouble is, for years it was one of the hardest skills for novice paddlers to grasp.

Mississippi Lessons (Continued)

03.27.2012

Field notes and photos from an epic adventure learning project: A complete circumnavigation of the St. Louis region by canoe. Here the team battles against the current of the mighty Mississippi and Missouri rivers.

A Ride to Remember

03.23.2012

A paddle-out at Mavericks with the Tsunami Rangers in remembrance of the late sea kayaking pioneer Eric Soares.

Giants of the Northland

03.23.2012

I’ve been paddling in British Columbia for two months and the walled-in, log-choked, continuous and deceivingly powerful rivers here have humbled me every day. On the Ashlu a few weeks back, my friends and I spent a harrowing day racing the runoff from a storm much like this one. The river was running a pushy 700 cfs when we reached the takeout. Hours later, it spiked to 7,000.

Kayak Tents and Shelters

03.23.2012

Regardless of whether you’ve packed along a portable manse or a nylon tarp, when the rains hit the fan you’ll crawl inside or under whatever you’ve brought along and pray your long anticipated kayak trip doesn’t go from ecstasy to misery in short order.

STUCK IN THE RAFT RACE

03.22.2012

Dan McCain knew he was in for a gentle landing off Oregon’s 70-plus-foot Mosier Falls on Saturday because two years earlier, during the last week of March, McCain paddled a raft over the same waterfall for the first time. He remembers the day clearly; it was the same one that he solo-rafted over the 125-foot spillway of the Condit Dam on the White Salmon River—and claimed what many paddlers are calling a waterfall world-record raft descent.

World Water Day

03.21.2012

Thursday, March 22, is World Water Day. And to celebrate it, Teva is asking people to give up the substance they’re supposed to be celebrating—water—in one aspect of their life, for one day. Check out Rush Sturges’ reasons why you should too.

Mississippi Lessons

03.20.2012

On March 17, Michael Clark, John Ruskey, David Hanson, and Mark Peoples joined with the students of St. Ann’s Catholic School in St. Louis Mo. to complete an epic adventure learning project, a complete circumnavigation of the St. Louis region by canoe.

Shredding it in Santa Cruz

03.19.2012

Steamer Lane is a jaw-dropping gorgeous point break in Santa Cruz, California. And like every such epic surf spot in Cali, it’s usually dominated by the local prone (lay-down) surfers. But for one weekend every year, for the past 26 years, a small miracle has happened here: it’s been taken over by kayak surfers-and this year, for the first time ever, SUPers too.

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