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ON THE COVER

It’s rare that Mount McKinley can be seen so clearly. A solo paddler seizes the opportunity on Wonder Lake in Alaska’s Denali National Park. Photo by Michael DeYoung

FEATURES

Hidden Beauty - Iran’s veil of secrecy is momentarily lifted by a group of Western river-runners, revealing a land of stunning beauty with untapped paddling potential. Follow along as they encounter tumultuous whitewater, as well as a society that is intimidating yet welcoming, and eager to learn more about the outside world. By Becky Bristow

Mammoth Find - On an exploratory canoe trip to assess the Yukon’s Blackstone River, a guided party not only finds that it is indeed a great wilderness paddling destination, but also discovers something unexpected from the river’s wild and woolly past.
By Todd Shapera

Escalante Calling - The lure of a seldom-paddled river is too much to resist after record snowfall in the high country above Utah’s canyon lands. By Larry Rice


DESTINATIONS

Green River, Colorado – Kids, canoes and dinosaur clues. Two families combine archaeology class and paddling.by Tom Bol


San Juan River, Utah - You haven’t floated a desert river until you’ve seen the sunset glow of these riverside sandstone spires. By Lin Alder

Urban Day Trips: Reno – The downtown whitewater park is helping the biggest little city in the world polish its randy rep. By Mike Kord


PUT-IN

Chute to Thrill - Parachutist Miles Daisher takes playboating to an unprecedented level. By Mike Kord


Veterans Day - Soldiers are returning from the Middle East with less than what they left with. D.C. boaters are helping to fill the void. By Mike Kord


The Making of a Dynasty -Young Gun Productions’ latest DVD is its boldest ever.

Q&A: Justine Curgenven – The time is now for this daring British filmmaker who led the first all-female team to circumnavigate Tasmania.


TO Russia with Love – An international team of kayakers shows that their hearts are as big as the whitewater they run.


HOW-TO

T’ai Chi Paddling - Practice on shore for better boating. By Betsey Foster


Sea Kayak Technique - How does your skirt fit?
By John Meyer


Canoe Technique - Tips for solo canoeing. By Steve Salins


Whitewater Technique - Lean forward for performance.By Mary DeRiemer


GEAR TO GO

New Products – By the Editors

REVIEW: Gloves and PogiesBy Berne Broudy
REVIEW: New Rec BoatsBy Libby Bliss


RESOURCES

ADVERTISERS INDEX

SHOPPER

GIFT GUIDE

ADVENTURE PADDLING DIRECTORY

PADDLING SCHOOLS

PADDLERS MARKETPLACE


DOWN THE STREAM- Look for these feature in upcoming issues

Return to Tip Top Mountain- Completing a trip begun by his father, who died enroute, a paddler and his son venture down Ontario’s White River and up its highest mountain, overlooking Lake Superior.


The Glass is Always Greener - Using the sea’s greens and blues as inspiration, a kayaker in Washington’s San Juan Islands creates water-themed glass art when he’s not our paddling on it.