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The New Future Of Canoeing

For years the growth of canoeing has been flat. The activity enjoyed mainstream popularity in the 1970s and ‘80s after John Boorman’s Deliverance sent Jon…

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Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Whitewater Play Parks

Driving across the heartland of America, you’d be hard pressed to notice the exit for Main Street, Charles City, Iowa. Nestled in the endless cornfields…

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River Therapy: Healing Through Whitewater

WHITEWATER HEALING Look up the definition for “ideas guy” and you might see a picture of indefatigable whitewater canoeist and entrepreneur Jim Coffey. So when…

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Profile: Rediscover North America

Just months after completing the first-ever west to east canoe journey across Canada’s Yukon, Northwest and Nunavut territories in 2012, Minnesota-based adventurer Winchell Delano, 30,…

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The World's Economy: Examining the World Freestyle Kayak Championships

From grassroots rodeo festival to slick mega-production, whitewater’s biggest competition has come a long way from a handful of river nomads gathering to twirl their…

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The Fight to Save the Boundary Waters

A mere glimpse of a map of Minnesota’s Boundary Waters and Ontario’s Quetico Provincial Park is enough to set the imaginations of Dave and Amy Freeman…

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The Craftsman: Brian Shields

Brian Shields will never forget the moment he was smitten by the aesthetics of a whitewater canoe. “It was a Dagger Caption with wood trim…

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Brad Nelson's Starrk-Moon Kayak Shop

When Brad Nelson sells someone their first kayak, he always jots a list of phone numbers, websites and Facebook pages on the receipt. Because as…

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Keepers of the Light

Craig jiggles the handle and elbows the rickety, wood-panelled door. From my paddling buddy’s devious glance I know in a few moments we’ll be inside…

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Legendary Activist Martin Litton

California-based journalist, editor and World War II vet Martin Litton first ran the Grand Canyon of the Colorado River in 1955. As a trivial claim…

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Profile: Christie Cochran

For Christie Cochran, a love for flowing water is an inherited trait. Growing up in Texas, Cochran spent her childhood summer travelling and canoeing with…

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Profile: "Bearfoot" Brad Camden

A new stay-at-home dad, Brad Camden had just moved to Gasquet, California, when a business opportunity appeared in his driveway. It was a kayaker, looking…

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Profile: Stikine River Heli Pilot Jim Reed

“If class V kayaking means you have to be focused and aware and mistakes mean injury or death, then every instant in the air in…

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Red Rock, Lake Superior

Lake Superior’s 800-kilometer Canadian shore enchants with fiery sunsets, enchanting islands and open horizons. The beginner-friendly, half-day trip between Nipigon and Red Rock traces the…

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Five W's: Quest for the Northwest Passage

Sébastien Lapierre and Olivier Giasson were new to sea kayak expeditions when they launched their tandem into the Arctic Ocean in July 2013. The Quebec…

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