20 Things Every Paddler Needs To Know

20 Essential Paddling Skills | Canoe & Kayak Magazine

So you call yourself a paddler? Before joining this hallowed subculture, there are a few key lifestyle skills that you should look to work into your arsenal to distinguish you from other waterm[...]

Gear Guide: Canoes

Canoe Gear Guide: What You Need To Buy

The list of ingredients you need for a successful canoeing trip is remarkably simple. Water. A paddle. A Canoe. A life vest. There isn’t much more in the way of necessities for canoeing. And whi[...]

Canoeing 101

Canoeing 101: Five Steps For Those Beginning Canoeing

Canoeing is how this whole paddling business got started, and as they navigated their bark craft through the boreal forest, early paddlers faced the same challenge you did at summer camp: sharing the [...]

The Legend Lives On

The Legend Lives On

A decade after whitewater canoeing visionary Frankie Hubbard passed away, Knoxville-based open boater Dooley Tombras cannot fathom what new ideas Hubbard would’ve come up with if he hadn’t succumb[...]

Kelly Gossett

Instructor Profile Kelly Gossett

New Mexico is better known for its arid landscape than for canoeing and kayaking, but that hasn’t dented Kelly Gossett’s enthusiasm for the sport. For six years, Gossett has been the sole propriet[...]

For All Walks

For All Walks

Ski Yak class, groin pulls and banging your head on rocks.

Bugging out? Eddy’s Got Answers

Bugging out? Eddy's Got Answers

Eddy's got answers regarding eating leather boots and bug repellants.

Aquaphile—Essays From The Field

Going Deep

For the last decade, the smoky joint Under-the-Hill Saloon has also served as the headquarters for the Phatwater Challenge, a 42-mile race that finishes at the boat ramp below this bar in Natchez, Mis[...]

Creek Racing is Back—And this time it’s serious

Creek Racing - North Fork Championship

30 of the world’s best paddlers charge a giant slalom course on Idaho’s signature Class V drop at the North Fork Championship.

Paddling Chernobyl? A case for exploring polluted waters

Paddling Chernobyl?

Brooklyn-based author and canoeist Andrew Blackwell wanted to look deeper into the area devastated by the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear disaster.

Destinations—The West Coast

Destinations - The West Coast

North America’s west coast has some of the sweetest sea kayaking venues in this dimension, and many of them are also blessed with small lodges with kayak-minded hosts and convenient water access.

Going Deeper and Deeper

Going Deep

For the last decade, the smoky joint Under-the-Hill Saloon has also served as the headquarters for the Phatwater Challenge, a 42-mile race that finishes at the boat ramp below this bar in Natchez, Mis[...]

Testing Boundaries

Testing Boundaries - The Last Canyon

Rivers carve deep canyons and divide hostile neighbors. They cut pathways through lawless country, and beckon us to follow. It’s no wonder that river-runners have their own canon of unspoken boundar[...]

Canoandes

Canoandes

Meet the men who slipped the Iron Curtain and changed river running forever.