News and Features News and Features en-us Tue, 30 Sep 2014 18:00:00 -0400 Latest news and features from Grand Canyon: Protecting Sacred Spaces <A HREF=";rss=1"><IMG SRC="" align="left" border="0"></A>An interview with author Kevin Fedarko about current Colorado River conservation efforts and future developments that threaten the sanctity and solitude that is the Grand Canyon. Tue, 30 Sep 2014 18:00:00 -0400 Feature Canoe - 18' Expedition by Osagian Canoes <A HREF=";rss=1"><IMG SRC="" align="left" border="0"></A><A HREF=""><IMG SRC="" BORDER="0"></A> Tue, 30 Sep 2014 12:12:00 -0400 Store Feature: Kayak Trees T-Shirt - only $12.95! <A HREF=";rss=1"><IMG SRC="" align="left" border="0"></A>This dark blue t-shirt features a paddler kayaking thru a reflection of trees on the water. On sale now for only $12.95. Tue, 30 Sep 2014 10:00:00 -0400 Mailbag: Our Readers Write In <A HREF=";rss=1"><IMG SRC="" align="left" border="0"></A>Want to see what's been on your fellow paddlers' minds? A hint: They're thinking about food, from hush puppies to ginger tea... Read more! Tue, 30 Sep 2014 07:00:00 -0400 A man & his dog: Cross-Canada canoe journey <A HREF=";rss=1"><IMG SRC="" align="left" border="0"></A>Accompanied by a trusty canine, 42-year-old Mike Ranta has been canoeing across Canada since April, following rivers once traversed by the country's early explorers and voyageurs. Mon, 29 Sep 2014 18:00:00 -0400 From the Archives: Packing a Kayak for Camping <A HREF=";rss=1"><IMG SRC="" align="left" border="0"></A>This article provides some tips and pointers to help make your overnight kayak-camping adventures a bit more enjoyable. Mon, 29 Sep 2014 11:30:00 -0400 Gear Spotlight: Mini Filter by Katadyn <A HREF=";rss=1"><IMG SRC="" align="left" border="0"></A>The Mini filter is small, handy and light. It is the ideal filter for travelers who only need to filter water occasionally and don't want to pack a heavy duty water filtration system. Mon, 29 Sep 2014 07:00:00 -0400 Four Florida kayak trips off the beaten path <A HREF=";rss=1"><IMG SRC="" align="left" border="0"></A>This article from a Florida news site showcases four kayak trips to places that aren't very well-known... but deserve to be Sun, 28 Sep 2014 09:00:00 -0400 Annual Phatwater Kayak Challenge cancelled <A HREF=";rss=1"><IMG SRC="" align="left" border="0"></A>Natchez, MS: Next month's 14th Annual Phatwater Kayak Challenge has been cancelled, allegedly because of state bureaucratic interference. Sat, 27 Sep 2014 09:00:00 -0400 Canoes Provide Urban Kids with an Unforgettable Experience <A HREF=";rss=1"><IMG SRC="" align="left" border="0"></A>A unique program, the Wilderness Inquiry's Canoemobile travels across America to bring environmental literacy and dynamic outdoor learning experiences to urban youth. Fri, 26 Sep 2014 18:00:00 -0400 Feature Kayak - Do It Now by Fluid Kayaks <A HREF=";rss=1"><IMG SRC="" align="left" border="0"></A><A HREF=""><IMG SRC="" BORDER="0"></A> Fri, 26 Sep 2014 12:15:00 -0400 Kayaker barely escapes Dangerous Whirlpool <A HREF=";rss=1"><IMG SRC="" align="left" border="0"></A>Watch this intense first-person video of a kayaker barely escaping a dangerous little whirlpool on a river in Mexico. Good thing help was nearby!! Fri, 26 Sep 2014 10:00:00 -0400 Feature Trip: Southern Exuma Cays Expedition (Bahamas) <A HREF=";rss=1"><IMG SRC="" align="left" border="0"></A>Book your winter getaway now! Kayak the Bahamas with Spirit of the West. Explore & paddle a warm water paradise among sandy cays. Fri, 26 Sep 2014 07:00:00 -0400 Trip Report: Indian Lake - Adirondacks (NY) <A HREF=";rss=1"><IMG SRC="" align="left" border="0"></A>Indian Lake is 14 miles long and is part of a chain in the southern Adirondacks... it doesn't suffer the overcrowding and excessive development of the larger lakes in the region. Thu, 25 Sep 2014 18:00:00 -0400 Product Review: Pack Angler canoe by Old Town <A HREF=";rss=1"><IMG SRC="" align="left" border="0"></A>The Pack is ideal for what I use it for. It is light to carry and easy to paddle with a double blade. The low slung seat helps it feel very stable. Thu, 25 Sep 2014 16:15:00 -0400 Staying Upright in a Kayak <A HREF=";rss=1"><IMG SRC="" align="left" border="0"></A>Wayne Horodowich points out that once you develop reliable bracing techniques and awareness of capsize environments, you may never need your roll. Read more about it in his article. Thu, 25 Sep 2014 09:20:00 -0400 Jessica Fox wins kayak/canoe double gold <A HREF=";rss=1"><IMG SRC="" align="left" border="0"></A>Australia's Jessica Fox completed an historic world championship double after winning the K1 & C1 slalom finals at Deep Creek, Maryland last weekend. Thu, 25 Sep 2014 07:00:00 -0400 Why Bent Paddles are Best for Cruising <A HREF=";rss=1"><IMG SRC="" align="left" border="0"></A>Read what made Cliff Jacobson a big fan of bent shaft canoe paddles. He also explains some of the nuances between single and double bend and addresses canoe paddle length in general. Wed, 24 Sep 2014 18:00:00 -0400 New Product: Thresher kayaks by Wilderness Systems <A HREF=";rss=1"><IMG SRC="" align="left" border="0"></A>Built with both the aspiring and advanced angler in mind, the efficient hull satisfies the need to paddle long distances and is complemented by voluminous rails that provide stability for breaching waves. Wed, 24 Sep 2014 11:30:00 -0400 Canoers & Kayakers Set New Flotilla Record <A HREF=";rss=1"><IMG SRC="" align="left" border="0"></A>The unofficial count was 2,718 kayaks and canoes clustered together into a makeshift raft on Fourth Lake in Inlet, NY Wed, 24 Sep 2014 07:00:00 -0400