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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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Crossover Creekin’

07.15.2014

Kayakers continue taking “crossover boats,” to new lengths. Mountain Mind Collective’s Brendan Wells tests out a Dagger Katana this winter on a stretch he knows well: the Green Truss section of Washington’s White Salmon River.

NRS H2Core Lightweight Hoodie

07.15.2014

This sweater made for the perfect in between temperatures in the morning when the sun hadn’t peaked over the rim and evening just as the desert temperature started to drop.

NRS H2Core Lightweight Pants

07.15.2014

NRS H2Core Lightweight Pants ($49.95, nrs.com ) Review by Charli Kerns The NRS H2Core Lightweight Pants made for a very comfortable ride down the Grand Canyon, whether sitting in my Wavesport Recon kayak, or hiking the side canyons. These pants kept me warm in the splashing 40-degree water, while the 9 oz polyester/spandex blend offered […]

Astral Abba PFD

07.14.2014

With a woman-specific fit and environmentally friendly design, the Astral Abba PFD demonstrates quality commensurate with the Grand Canyon quality of life.

NRS H2Core Silkweight Long-Sleeve Shirt

07.14.2014

The NRS H2Core Silkweight Long-Sleeve is a saving grace against the Grand Canyon sun and heat.

Zeal Ace Sunglasses

07.14.2014

The sun reflects hard on the Colorado River, and sunglasses are necessary during the day. No bright ray could go through or around the Zeal Ace sunglasses.

Astral Brewess Shoe

07.14.2014

The Astral Brewess shoe is the ultimate Grand Canyon shoe, just versatile beyond belief.

Field Tested: Canoe Portage Wheels

07.11.2014

When the water ends, your canoe can ride on your shoulders or one of these portage carts. Alan Kesselheim put five leading brands to the test.

International Stars Prep for Slalom World Championships in U.S.

07.11.2014

In September, the world’s premier kayakers and canoeists meet in Deep Creek, Md., as the ICF Canoe Slalom World Championships return to the U.S. for the first time in 25 years.

Sam Grafton goes big

07.10.2014

Icicle TV was on-hand to capture the action from a few of Washington kayaker Sam Grafton’s 37 hair-raising, high-water runs of Washington’s chaotic Tumwater Canyon of the Wenatchee.

Rush Sturges and the North Fork Championship

07.10.2014

If you’re wondering why we profiled the North Fork Championship in the June issue, and paddling filmmaker Rush Sturges in the July book, look no further than Sturges’s latest release.

Rides: Gordon Hommes’ Old Town Tripper

07.09.2014

Canoes have become ever lighter due to Kevlar and carbon, but Gordon Hommes will stick with Royalex. His beloved Old Town Tripper has served him well since 1985.

C&K’s Guide to Summer Paddling Reading

07.09.2014

Daydream of exploring through Florida’s 1,500-mile circumnavigational water trail or Canada’s Thelon Game Sanctuary with this summer paddling reading list.

LifeProof Your iPhone

07.08.2014

An iPhone without a case if a fragile thing. Gear reviewer Helen Jane details how indestructible and waterproof the LifeProof Case actually is.

Three Ways to Protect Your Royalex Canoe

07.06.2014

If you’re lucky enough to own a Royalex canoe, fear not—your craft has many years ahead. Here are some ways to protect your investment well into the future.

Why Paddle the Mississippi River: Part 4 – Tote that Barge

07.05.2014

The Rivergator crew grapples with commercial barge traffic as the Lower Mississippi River Paddling Trail-mapping expedition extends to Baton Rouge.

The Altai Experience

07.02.2014

Benjamin Hjort’s scrolling photo feature on an international team’s kayak expedition through Russia’s remote Altai region, with runs of Siberia’s legendary Sumul’ta, Chuya, and Bashkaus rivers.

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