On the Cover, May 2006
Crystal-clear waters and boulder-strewn island shores lure kayakers to Africa’s immense and exotic Lake Malawi.
By Barry Tuck
ONCE BEFORE, NEVER AGAIN
A man’s quest to complete a journey begun by his father is finally realized when he reaches the summit of Ontario’s remote Tip Top Mountain. Previous attempts with the late canoeing legend Verlen Kruger had ended in failure. Enroute to the same hard-to-reach goal 30 years earlier, his father, Kruger’s best friend, drowned after capsizing in the raging White River.
By Larry Rice
YANGTZE YIN YANG
A lifetime dream of visiting China is fulfilled when a kayaker joins the first commercial expedition down the Yangtze, but his joy is tempered when he and his crew witness the impending demise of the great river.
By Stuart Holbrook
INTO THE BELLY OF AFRICA
Lake Malawi, also known as the Lake of Stars, is a beacon for adventure-seeking kayakers in the heart of the dark continent.
By Will Bendix
Iceberg Alley, Newfoundland
Paddlers on the northern tip of the province know that there is no ice carver quite like Mother Nature.
Mistassibi Nord-Est River, Quebec
Although it's hard to tell the sparrows from the blackflies, this boreal river is a whitewater tripper's delicacy.
Urban Day Trips: Toronto
You don't have to think outside the concrete to enjoy paddling in Canada's most culturally diverse city.
North American Junkets
Are you still trying to unstick yourself from wintertime TV mode? These trips will provide all the motivation you'll need.
Technical Paddle Wear
Best of Both Worlds – Ivy Leaguer Dustin Urban: the bookworm boater.
One Man's Treasure – Not only did Richard Proenneke subsist off the Alaskan land, but he captured a nation with his astonishing PBS documentary—by noon, of course.
Have Soy, Will Travel – Kayakers Seth Warren and Tyler Bradt hit the road in a biodiesel fire truck to spread the word on alternative fuels.
And more . . .