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The Rio Grande’s Vanishing Water

No other major river in the United States is going to change more than the Rio Grande as weather patterns shift. The snowpack is going to be smaller and melt earlier, the droughts are going to be longer, the monsoon floods bigger. I wanted to follow the river to understand how these changes are already impacting the people and places that depend on the river.

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Eight Rivers North

06.27.2014

Expedition lowdown from six young canoe-trippers who departed Duluth, Minn., and headed to the Canadian subarctic, crossing 900 miles on eight river systems north to the Hudson Bay coast and the Inuit community of Whale Cove, Nunavut.

DISPATCH: The Amazon’s first kayak-only descent

06.26.2014

Video from 2014 Expedition of the Year nominees Darcy Gaechter, Don Beveridge, and David Midgley: the first team to complete the Amazon’s 4,300-mile, source-to-sea descent without raft support from its newly discovered most-distant source in the headwaters of Peru’s Rio Mantaro.

Katrina Van Wijk Meets Jacobs Ladder

06.25.2014

The day before the North Fork Championship’s marquee race at Jacob’s Ladder, Katrina Van Wijk learned that she would be the first woman ever to compete in the prestigious race. She marked the occasion by getting the words TiTS DEEP tattooed along her rib.

Payette River Games: 5 Survival Tips

06.25.2014

Competition survival tips from the Payette River Games in Cascade, Idaho, traditionally a freestyle kayak competition that private financiers have turned into a multi-discipline, all-inclusive, spectator- and athlete-friendly “marathon weekend of brutal competition” featuring the biggest payouts in its marquee kayak and SUP events.

Nominees Announced and Voting Opens for 2014 C&K Awards

06.24.2014

Voting for the third annual Canoe & Kayak Awards opens today and continues through July 21.

The Return of the King of New York

06.24.2014

The reigning King of New York completed a 30-mile circumnavigation of Manhattan and filmed the trip with a challenge to all who want to vie for the crown of this year’s race series starting in August.

Rides: Harold Murphy’s Innova Safari

06.23.2014

By Katie McKy Photos and Captions by Harold Murphy Harold Murphy is a septuagenarian who surprises. You might have ridden a bus, train, or plane with him, not realizing that the affable paddler’s Innova Safari inflatable kayak is packed in the cargo bin, waiting to carry him on yet another adventure. Murphy has his Safari […]

Field Tested: The Astral Rassler Kayak Shoe

06.23.2014

C&K reviewer Ben Warf gives a final say on the Astral Rassler after five months including a stint on the Colorado in the Grand Canyon.

Smolen Bronze in Slalom World Cup

06.22.2014

Michal Smolen roared to his first career world cup podium, paddling to a bronze medal in men’s K-1 at the ICF Canoe Slalom World Cup in Prague on Saturday.

What’s in Helen Wilson’s Kayak Kit Bag?

06.19.2014

A well-organized kayak kit bag can make or break a day on the water, and it’s important to have a system. Here’s how globe-trotting paddling guru Helen Wilson does it.

Russell Henry Smashes Vancouver Island Speed Record

06.19.2014

Russell Henry, the 22-year-old sea kayaking superstar from Canada, shatters the speed record for paddling around Vancouver Island.

2014 Payette River Games

06.18.2014

The 2014 Payette River Games will be held at Kelly’s Whitewater Park on the Payette River in Cascade, Idaho, with a $100,000 cash purse making it the most lucrative river competition in the world.

The North Fork Championship III Finale

06.18.2014

A recap on the third annual North Fork Championship. This year more athletes came with bigger stoke to the small town in Idaho for the world’s gnarliest race.

Art Before Bulldozers in the Yukon’s Peel River Watershed

06.17.2014

The Yukon government has opened 80 percent of the Yukon’s Peel River Watershed to resource exploration. Six artists aim to capture the region’s beauty before it’s gone.

Making Moves in Memphis

06.16.2014

Photo essay from Outdoors Inc.’s ever-popular Mississippi race in Memphis known for its spectacular mass-star, inclusive nature and on-water demos.

The Princeton Tec Vizz Headlamp

06.16.2014

The Princeton Tec Vizz headlamp is compact, light, sturdy, and intuitively straight-forward.

80 Percent by Jamie McEwan

06.16.2014

There should be a word to denote that special euphoria, that divine nonalcoholic drunkenness that comes at the end of a long, active day on and in cold water and snow.

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