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Bombs Away: San Miguel Island Closed to Kayakers

The military said it would move expeditiously to conduct its risk assessment of the island 40 miles off the California coast, but they have yet to begin a sweep of live ordnance across the lonely isle.

All Start Paddling

Gallery—Trey Cambern

08.01.2012

The inspiration to movie Deliverance which introduced a generation of adventure-seekers to the possibilities of river-running.

Dirtbag Diaries—Amazon Solo

08.01.2012

Kayaking is an inexpensive way to travel. So I bought a continental map of South America and could see that it was possible to connect the rivers from Venezuela in the north all the way to Argentina.

Gallery—Zbigniew Bzdak

08.01.2012

Robin Moore and Todd Gulick during the fifth Canoandes expedition to the Colca River Canyon in 1991.

Testing Boundaries

08.01.2012

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 boundaries that, from time to time, they feel compelled to cross.

Voices

06.22.2012

The North Fork Championship went off in a big way earlier this month. In the last 12 days, the media has been spewing into the web-o-sphere, with stylized video from Skip Armstrong and fantastic images from A-list photographers like Mike Leeds. And so it should. A gigantic rapid (Jacob’s Ladder) and easy spectator viewing made […]

‘Fearless’

04.05.2012

A book review of ‘Fearless,’ C&K contributing editor Joe Glickman’s new adventure travel tale on Freya Hoffmeister, which dissects the life and times of the German expedition sea kayaker who circumnavigated Australia in late 2009 and is in the midst of an attempt to paddle around South America.

Don’t Sweat The Small Stuff

04.05.2012

Can I sweat out toxins with exercise? What’s the best wood for making a paddle? And what’s on Eddy’s bucket list.

USA Canoe/Kayak Going to Olympics

03.12.2012

After taking home Gold at the Pan American Championships, Team USA will have Olympians in both the C-1 and C-2 categories at the London 2012 Summer Games.

Do or Die for U.S. Olympic Canoes

03.08.2012

This weekend’s Pan American Championships in Foz do Iguassu, Brazil, will be the last chance for the six men’s U.S. C-1 and C-2 paddlers to qualify for the London 2012 Olympic Games.

Nepalese Paddlers get the Nod

02.28.2012

Lakpa Tsheri Sherpa and Sano Babu Sunuwar have been voted the 2012 National Geographic Adventurers of the Year.

A Salute To Carnage

12.19.2011

Stay safe out there, and remember: We’re all just in between swims.

Paddling Clubs Directory

11.08.2011

Find canoe clubs to paddle with where you live! Paddling’s more fun with friends – here’s a list of canoe and kayak clubs around the country.

Rivers Win Big in Banff

11.07.2011

The prestigious Banff Mountain Film Festival wrapped Sunday Nov. 6, with movies by and about paddlers taking three of the highest honors. C&K is proud to say that our contributors had a hand in all three winning films.

Unsalted

10.06.2011

It’s not too often that kayaker Keith Wikle is disappointed when gale force winds blow through the Great Lakes. Last weekend, when 40-knot northerlies lashed the southern shores of the Third Coast with two-story breakers, Wikle rejoiced in surfing 14-footers on Lake Michigan outside his home in Kalamazoo, Mich.

Tunnel Vision

09.02.2011

Something bad happened to North American tent design shortly after the first freestanding dome tents became popular in the 1980s. With the exception of those who clung to tired yet trusty A-frames, the camping masses shunned non-freestanding tents as being old and dated.

Ask Eddy

08.29.2011

Ed’s note: In the interest of, you know, facilitating dialogue, we’ve decided to start rolling out one of the magazine’s longtime recurring features, “Ask Eddy,” here on the website; below the latest, from the August 2011 issue. We invite readers to submit future questions for Eddy’s consideration here, at our Facebook page or by regular ol’ email: AskEddy@canoekayak.com.)

VIRTUAL COACH: Packing for a SUP Trip

08.04.2011

Video: SUP author and instructor Rob Casey’s 18 tips

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