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Grand Canyon Alone

07.22.2014

‘Why Rush Through Paradise’ explores the longest continuous wilderness river in the Lower 48 through the solo experience of paddler-filmmaker John Nestler, while weaving in the perspective of prominent Grand Canyon boaters.

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.

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.

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.

The Whitewater Grand Prix 2014 Rewind

07.01.2014

New videos, final thoughts and a competitor’s stage breakdowns from the 2014 Whitewater Grand Prix, which ended in an epic and appropriate way on the Basse Cachee River, a Quebec City classic where the most intense Giant Slalom event stage was saved for last.

Looking Back: A Winter For the Ages

07.01.2014

We track the 2014 winter that was, as Pacific Northwest paddlers reaped the record benefits from a winter kayak season for the ages.

Mountain Mind Collective: ‘Exploring Antioquia’

06.30.2014

“Exploring Antioquia,” the second in a series of Mountain Mind Collective feature episodes debuting exclusively on CanoeKayak.com, follows a team of international paddlers’ pair of first descents on a big-water canyon section of Rio Cauca, and then 55 miles down the politically unstable Rio Nechi, “a steep river deep within Colombia’s narco-ruled jungles.”

Katrina Van Wijk Meets Jacobs Ladder

06.25.2014

The day before the North Fork Championship’s marquee race at Jacob’s Ladder, Katrina Van Wijk learned that she would be the first woman ever to compete in the prestigious race. She marked the occasion by getting the words TiTS DEEP tattooed along her rib.

Payette River Games: 5 Survival Tips

06.25.2014

Competition survival tips from the Payette River Games in Cascade, Idaho, traditionally a freestyle kayak competition that private financiers have turned into a multi-discipline, all-inclusive, spectator- and athlete-friendly “marathon weekend of brutal competition” featuring the biggest payouts in its marquee kayak and SUP events.

Nominees Announced and Voting Opens for 2014 C&K Awards

06.24.2014

Voting for the third annual Canoe & Kayak Awards opens today and continues through July 21.

The Return of the King of New York

06.24.2014

The reigning King of New York completed a 30-mile circumnavigation of Manhattan and filmed the trip with a challenge to all who want to vie for the crown of this year’s race series starting in August.

Smolen Bronze in Slalom World Cup

06.22.2014

Michal Smolen roared to his first career world cup podium, paddling to a bronze medal in men’s K-1 at the ICF Canoe Slalom World Cup in Prague on Saturday.

2014 Payette River Games

06.18.2014

The 2014 Payette River Games will be held at Kelly’s Whitewater Park on the Payette River in Cascade, Idaho, with a $100,000 cash purse making it the most lucrative river competition in the world.

The North Fork Championship III Finale

06.18.2014

A recap on the third annual North Fork Championship. This year more athletes came with bigger stoke to the small town in Idaho for the world’s gnarliest race.

80 Percent by Jamie McEwan

06.16.2014

There should be a word to denote that special euphoria, that divine nonalcoholic drunkenness that comes at the end of a long, active day on and in cold water and snow.

Letter to my Daughter

06.15.2014

This is why I am teaching you to kayak rivers. The river will be the objective disciplinarian I can never force myself to be. It’ll reward you with euphoria when you do well and punish you when you don’t.

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