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Kayakers at the Great Falls of the Potomac

04.17.2014

Pennsylvania photographer Regina Nicolardi captures two kayakers post Great Falls of the Potomac race as they make a final lap on the Class V+ run.

Connecticut Connections

04.15.2014

A photo gallery and coverage from the Whitewater Triple Crown in Connecticut’s Tariffville Gorge. The event-combining contest spawned from the mind of legendary canoeist Jamie McEwan. The point: to bring in paddlers from the disciplines of freestyle, slalom, and wildwater to duke it out in the triathlon of whitewater, and have whoever is left standing on top declared the best of them all.

Rocky Broad Breakdown

04.14.2014

On January 20, three local boaters fire up North Carolina’s Rocky Broad River. One team member documents their descent, reminding us the simple pleasure of paddling down a river.

First Descent: Michoacán Episode 4

04.09.2014

As the first descent: Michoacán kayaker mission draws to a close, the team is on an epic search to find remaining whitewater

Celebrating the Southeast

04.09.2014

Tallulah Fest kicks off on April 12, where people along the East Coast gather to paddle, party and release their inner child.

Breaking the Canoe Waterfall Record

04.08.2014

Last November Jim Coffey broke the canoe waterfall record on Mexico’s Alseseca River’s Truchas Falls. This week the Esprit team released the video.

Santa Cruz PaddleFest 2014: The Local Torch Bearer

04.07.2014

In this segment of Santa Cruz Paddlefest 2014, reporter Bryon Dorr talks with young gun Matthew Hoff of what competing in the championships was like.

First Descent: Michoacán Episode 2

03.27.2014

In this second episode of First Descent: Michoacán the group is faced with a dangerous river obstacle and decide the risk is too great to endanger the members’ lives.

First Descent: Michoacán Episode 3

03.27.2014

In the third episode of ‘First Descent: Michoacán’ the whitewater team is eager to get back to paddling after a couple of days without good water flows.

5 WAYS … a paddling exchange can create change

03.21.2014

A Grand Canyon paddler discovers five ways that the Ríos to Rivers’ international student kayaking exchange works to spread the global message of river conservation on the paddles of the next generation.

Mountain Mind Collective: ‘Cuando en Colombia’

03.20.2014

“Cuando en Colombia,” the first in a series of Mountain Mind Collective feature episodes debuting exclusively on CanoeKayak.com, follows a team of international paddlers’ exploration of the remote waterways, dense jungles, and turbulent whitewater of Colombia’s Suarez, Samana and Caldera rivers.

Five New Peruvian River Runs

03.19.2014

Expedition paddler Rocky Contos shows an exclusive sneak-peak at a sampling of five new Peruvian rivers, some of the best whitewater runs out there.

Google’s Street View Grand Canyon

03.13.2014

They’re calling it Street View, but we’re not. No matter how cool this is–and it is very cool–the Colorado River is not a street.

How to go Big for the Grand Canyon

03.13.2014

Winter paddlers demystify the path to the Grand Canyon, one of America’s most desired private paddling trip, with tips on how to increase your permit odds, set up and execute this trip of a lifetime.

Yosemite Rivers Now Open to Paddling

03.13.2014

Yosemite National Park’s new Management Plan and Environmental Impact Statement for the Merced places paddling on the same footing as climbing and hiking within the park’s boundaries. The plan officially opens three coveted sections to paddling, including the Yosemite Valley, Merced Gorge and South Fork Merced.

First Descent: Michoacán

03.10.2014

This five-part series follows an all-star crew to the western Mexican state of Michoacán, a vast and completely untapped whitewater wonderland. Episode one features Dane Jackson.

Video: Record High Water on the Little White Salmon

03.07.2014

No one had ever run the Northwest’s quintessential Class V+ test piece at such high water. Here is how it looked from the seat of Todd Wells’ kayak.

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