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Goods for the Northern Forest Canoe Trail

A look at C&K Editor-at-Large Alan Kesselheim’s packing list for his summer sojourn on the portage-studded 740-mile Northern Forest Canoe Trail route from New York to Maine.

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‘Mississippi Crossroads’ Web Extra

01.28.2011

Canoe & Kayak managing editor Dave Shively and art director Robert Zaleski paddled over 100 miles down the Mississippi River’s wildest lower-river reaches with Quapaw Canoe Company owner-guide John Ruskey in his handcrafted 30-foot voyager-style canoe.

Mississippi Crossroads Gallery

01.27.2011

At the intersection of the blues and the delta’s wildest reaches, one soulful paddler holds the keys to the river’s salvation

Slippery When Wet, No. 1: Evan Garcia

01.26.2011

Published: January 25, 2011 Just out from filmmaker Shon Bollock: “The first of 7 trailers from Shasta Boyz Productions’ new film, Slippery When Wet. Each trailer will feature an athlete from the movie and give some insight into each character’s lifestyle. The sequel to Wet Dreams, this film will take viewers throughout the United States […]

Canoeing Soul

01.22.2011

Just out from Rolf Kraiker… Part one of a video series—from a forthcoming DVD—detailing some of the mechanics behind obtaining complete control of a canoe using the traditional “Canadian” style of paddling that has been handed down from aboriginal paddlers through generations of summer camp adaptations in the Canoe Country region of Ontario, Canada.

First Descents: Norway and Costa Rica

01.20.2011

By C&K Staff Published: January 19, 2011 Video just in from Pascal Schaffner… The backstory, from Schaffner: “During summer 2009 and 2010 in Norway, I had the privilege to film and learn from Matze Brustmann. His virtuous paddling style is unique among the best of our trade. In 2010, I was able to film his […]

Update: Tierra del Fuego

01.19.2011

By Conor Mihell Published: January 19, 2011 A series of frustrating pitfalls have hampered the getaway plans of British expedition kayakers Justine Curgenven and Barry Shaw in their attempt to circumnavigate Isla Grande Tierra Del Fuego. The island, the largest in South America and located at its very southern tip, has never been circumnavigated. Originally […]

Running a Sea Kayak through the Grand

01.19.2011

By Tim Mutrie Published: January 18, 2011 It doesn’t happen often, and especially when it’s flowing 20,000-plus cfs. But Ted Keyes of Twin Falls, Idaho, just did—the Grand Canyon in a sea kayak (Native Watercraft Inuit). An annual trip of self-supporting kayakers, Keyes’ crew brought the sea kayak this time, for the first time. The […]

Paddling Burgeo Gallery

01.18.2011

Nestled in the southwest corner of Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada’s eastern-most province, is the tiny fishing village of Burgeo

Paddling Burgeo, Newfoundland

01.18.2011

Nestled in the southwest corner of Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada’s eastern-most province, is the tiny fishing village of Burgeo. Home to some spectacular sea kayaking, this picture postcard of a town is blessed with everything on the wish list: Miles of sandy beaches, deep fjords and 300-plus islands to explore. Also, there are no crowds—which should come as no surprise given Burgeo’s isolation.

To Save a Wooden Canoe: Part I

01.14.2011

(Ed’s note: This is the first piece in a series.) “The canoe is the simplest, most functional, yet aesthetically pleasing object ever created.” —Bill Mason, Path of the Paddle By Conor Mihell Published: January 14, 2011 The late Canadian canoeing legend Bill Mason was fond of extolling the virtues of wood and canvas canoes in […]

The Hurricane Riders: October Sessions

01.13.2011

Another video from British Columbia’s big-boat and big water crew

Day 77: In Circles Across the Atlantic

01.13.2011

By Conor Mihell Published: January 12, 2011 No one said paddling a sea kayak across the full breadth of the Atlantic Ocean would be easy, but then again, few anticipated that 64-year-old Polish adventurer Aleksander Doba’s passage from Africa to South America would be so tough. In the past month, Doba’s east to west progress […]

Anton Immler’s World Record Drop (in a Dinghy)

01.12.2011

By Tim Mutrie Published: January 12, 2011 Swedish paddler Anton Immler is claiming a world record waterfall drop… in a Kmart-style dingy. See for yourself. Meanwhile, since word of world record waterfall drops travels fast—even if things get lost in translation coming all the way from Chile—we decided to look back at the real historic […]

Owens River Odyssey

01.11.2011

Return of a river breathes life into a different sort of novice paddling club

Kayak Fishing Tales: Night Fishing

01.07.2011

In this Kayak Fishing Tales episode Jim Sammons explains how to make night kayak fishing as safe and productive as possible

Virtual Coach Episode V: Sea Kayak Self Rescue

01.06.2011

In this episode of C&K’s Virtual Coach, Kuthe covers self rescue in a sea kayak.

Virtual Coach Episode IV: Packing a Sea Kayak

01.05.2011

In this episode of C&K’s Virtual Coach, Paul Kuthe details the art of packing a sea kayak.

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