On the Cover
Aracely Rojas takes a break on the Sea of Cortez, Mexico.
By Kevin Arnold


Glacier’s Glory:Good times and grizzlies in Montana’s Glacier National Park. By Tom Bol

North America’s Best: C&K dishes data on 10 of the continent’s best paddling trips, from Baja to Alaska. By Tom Bol

Salt River Rising: Rain isn’t always welcome in the desert. A cautionary tale. By Larry Rice

Canoeing Costa Rica: Flora, fauna and the flow. By Mara Kahn.

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Editor’s Note

Paddling People: Sea Kayaker Kenny Howell, Canoe coach, Bob Foote and Whitewater instructor Dave Hoffman.

Skills: Paddle power, mastering the J stroke and kayak fishing primer.


Stuff for Canoeing, Kayak Touring, Whitewater Kayaking, Sit-on-Tops and iIflatables.

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