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Paddle Georgia Appreciates and Protects

By Katie McKy Imagine paddling with 400 of your nearest and dearest friends in a Skittles-colored fleet. This is the tenth year of Paddle Georgia, a 7-day, 115-mile journey on Georgia’s longest river, the Chattahoochee. It’s a river that’s as fun to paddle as it to pronounce, with waterfalls, 100-foot granite cliffs, caves that once […]

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20 Days Around South Georgia Island

12.23.2010

Norwegians complete first self-supported expedition around Antarctica’s South Georgia Island

Revisiting the Hendri Coetzee Tragedy

12.21.2010

By Joe Carberry Published: December 21, 2010 During the first week of December, Canoe & Kayak reported that legendary South African expedition kayaker Hendri Coetzee disappeared on the Lakuga River, a tributary of the Congo in Africa, after being attacked by a crocodile. His body has still not been recovered. Coetzee and his paddling partners, […]

Virtual Coach Episode I: That On-Edge Feeling

12.21.2010

Here, the owners of Body, Boat, Blade on Washington’s Orca Island, take you through the intricacies of edging your kayak as first seen in the July 2010 issue of Canoe and Kayak magazine.

5 Minutes: World Champion Valerie Bertrand

12.20.2010

Photo: Benjamin Hjort When we talked to Valerie Bertrand, the 31-year-old Quebec native’s bell had just been seriously rung in the Norwegian kiteskiing championships, after a fierce gust unexpectedly grabbed her kite and dragged her upside down across a few hundred yards of frozen, rocky tundra. Concussed, the uber-athlete was in recovery mode as she […]

The New Marine Land

12.18.2010

By Conor Mihell Published: December 17, 2010 Forward thinking, decades ago, made all 366 miles of the Oregon coast public property, allowing for unfettered access to some of the best sea kayaking in North America. Now, Oregon is on the cusp of creating a network of marine reserves that would ensure the coast remains attractive […]

Feds Order Removal Of White Salmon’s Condit Dam

12.16.2010

American Whitewater Staff Report Published: December 16, 2010 The prospect of removing Condit Dam on the White Salmon River moved closer to reality today in a significant ruling from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commissioning formally ordering the removal of the dam. This past October the State of Washington gave their final approval for the project […]

Paddlesports In The News

12.16.2010

News from around the paddlesports world… Olympic Countdown People love counting down the days til Christmas, and while that’s all well and good—it ’tis the season—there’s another countdown underway across the pond. Of course you probably know this already, but there’s something like 589 days until the 2012 London Olympics commence. BBC London, for one, […]

Roundup

12.15.2010

People love counting down the days til Christmas, and while that’s all well and good—it ’tis the season—there’s another countdown underway across the pond. Of course you probably know this already, but there’s something like 589 days until the 2012 London Olympics commence. BBC London, for one, is already counting down. Recently, the BBC visited […]

Dam Troubling

12.14.2010

British Columbia’s Ashlu before and after (below) Years ago, Edward Abbey fathered a radical environmental movement with the fictional account of George Washington Hayduke, a man who sought to blow up the Colorado River’s massive Glen Canyon Dam. Abbey’s 1975 novel The Monkey Wrench Gang grew out of his experience paddling amid the sandstone arches […]

Book Review: Reading the River

12.11.2010

By Conor Mihell Published: December 10, 2010 Laurel Archer has made a living going where almost no canoes have gone before. She takes 17-foot trippers down the wild rivers of northern British Columbia like the Stikine and Tatshenshini—rivers typically reserved for creekboats and rafts. Archer cut her teeth paddling the big, historic fur-trade rivers of […]

Instructor Profiles: Dominick Greco

12.10.2010

Courtesy Dominick Greco Fishing guides inherently live a life less ordinary. And for that segment of the outdoor working class, Dominick Greco’s story is even more atypical. He guides from a kayak, has done a stint in Tinsel Town and has been showing people where to fish since his youth, guiding for stripers when we […]

Debriefing: Deception Pass Dash

12.10.2010

By Tim Mutrie Published: December 9, 2010 The winner of the ladies surfski division, Heather Nelson, is seven months pregnant. Paddlers of all stripes—kayaks, outriggers, rowing skulls, SUPs—included at least two 70-year-olds and one former Olympian, Sherri Cassuto, who won her sea kayak class for a third year straight. With skies an unlikely shade of […]

2010 Deception Pass Dash Gallery

12.09.2010

Images from the 2010 Deception Pass Dash in Puget Sound, Wash.

Paddling With Kids

12.08.2010

Real world advice from the author of Outdoor Parents, Outdoor Kids

Paddling With Kids Photo Gallery

12.08.2010

Real world advice from the author of Outdoor Parents, Outdoor Kids

Hendri Coetzee Killed By Crocodile

12.08.2010

(Editor’s note: This story has been updated, below.) By Joe Carberry Published: December 8, 2010, 12:03 AM PST In a horrific turn of events, South African paddler Hendri Coetzee was killed by a crocodile earlier this week on a tributary of the Congo River in central Africa, multiple sources have confirmed to C&K. Coetzee, 35, […]

Chelan River: The Next Washington Classic?

12.03.2010

Central Washington’s Chelan River goes against the grain of typical Pacific Northwest whitewater. It features the same technical slots, big drops and massive boulders of classic runs like the White Salmon, Skykomish and Snoqualmie, but the water is warm and the scenery decidedly arid. And yet today the four-mile section of burly Class V drops […]

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