News and Features News and Features en-us Tue, 02 Sep 2014 18:00:00 -0400 Latest news and features from Trip Report: Apple Creek (ND) <A HREF=";rss=1"><IMG SRC="" align="left" border="0"></A>We put in where the Apple Creek crosses under University Drive, south of Bismark, north of Univ of Mary... The Apple Creek was fairly narrow, very warm and had essentially no current. Tue, 02 Sep 2014 18:00:00 -0400 Feature Canoe - Tripper 172 by Old Town Canoe Co. <A HREF=";rss=1"><IMG SRC="" align="left" border="0"></A><A HREF=""><IMG SRC="" BORDER="0"></A> Tue, 02 Sep 2014 12:15:00 -0400 Store Feature: Navy Blue Kayak Wave Hat <A HREF=";rss=1"><IMG SRC="" align="left" border="0"></A>This navy blue hat is embroidered with a kayak paddle and the word 'KAYAK'. Below the paddle are 3 sets of waves. On Sale now for only $12.95! Tue, 02 Sep 2014 10:00:00 -0400 Pinned! (part 1) <A HREF=";rss=1"><IMG SRC="" align="left" border="0"></A>Tamia certainly has had her share of close calls over the years canoeing whitewater rivers. Read the first part of a story that really stands out in her memory. Tue, 02 Sep 2014 07:00:00 -0400 Kayaker rescued after 34 hours on Lake Michigan <A HREF=";rss=1"><IMG SRC="" align="left" border="0"></A>A 31-year-old man kayaking from Wisconsin to Michigan was rescued after more than 34 hours on Lake Michigan by the Coast Guard Monday morning. Mon, 01 Sep 2014 23:45:00 -0400 Making the jump from cruising to serious sport <A HREF=";rss=1"><IMG SRC="" align="left" border="0"></A>Anyone can move a canoe or kayak over the water, but precious few have savored the joy of paddling efficiently... once it becomes second nature, distance melts away Mon, 01 Sep 2014 18:00:00 -0400 From the Archives: Fishing in the Wind <A HREF=";rss=1"><IMG SRC="" align="left" border="0"></A>Jerry White discusses some gear and tactics to use against the wind that will hopefully enable you to take advantage of fall kayak fishing! Mon, 01 Sep 2014 11:30:00 -0400 Gear Spotlight: Pull-Up Strap Kit by SEA-LECT Designs <A HREF=";rss=1"><IMG SRC="" align="left" border="0"></A>This Pull-Up Strap Handle Kit creates a solid anchor to pull against, letting you maneuver easier in, on, and around your sit-on-top kayak. Mon, 01 Sep 2014 07:00:00 -0400 Kayaking: an adventure worth experiencing <A HREF=";rss=1"><IMG SRC="" align="left" border="0"></A>Read this reporter's story of her recent, first-ever kayaking experience on the Yahara River in Wisconsin. Sun, 31 Aug 2014 14:30:00 -0400 Kayak across Lake Michigan <A HREF=";rss=1"><IMG SRC="" align="left" border="0"></A>Matthew Frymire plans to kayak across Lake Michigan from Milwaukee, WI to Grand Haven, MI beginning Saturday at 8 p.m. and likely ending Sunday afternoon. Sun, 31 Aug 2014 00:00:00 -0400 World's Largest Dam Removal Unleashes U.S. River <A HREF=";rss=1"><IMG SRC="" align="left" border="0"></A>A large charge of dynamite destroyed the last remaining portion of Glines Canyon Dam and hastened the restoration of the Elwha River in the far reaches of the Pacific Northwest. Sat, 30 Aug 2014 09:00:00 -0400 Adventurer's abandoned kayak washes up onshore (NZ) <A HREF=";rss=1"><IMG SRC="" align="left" border="0"></A>Adventurer Scott Donaldson's kayak has been found six weeks after he had to abandon it in the Tasman Sea during an aborted solo crossing attempt. Fri, 29 Aug 2014 18:00:00 -0400 Feature Kayak - Evasion 15.5 by Riot Kayaks <A HREF=";rss=1"><IMG SRC="" align="left" border="0"></A><A HREF=""><IMG SRC="" BORDER="0"></A> Fri, 29 Aug 2014 12:17:00 -0400 Video: Racing Canoe Fail <A HREF=";rss=1"><IMG SRC="" align="left" border="0"></A>If at first you don't succeed... but it may take these guys a few more tries to get it right. Practice makes perfect! Fri, 29 Aug 2014 10:00:00 -0400 Feature Trip: Islands & Iguanas Sea Kayak Bahamas <A HREF=";rss=1"><IMG SRC="" align="left" border="0"></A>Kayaking through mangroves, along a chain of cays and then over crystal clear turquoise blue shallow waters, you'll see a variety of marine life including stingrays, starfish and sharks. We'll make camp on 3 different pristine beaches and visit an island or two. Fri, 29 Aug 2014 07:00:00 -0400 Exploring Mississippi River Backwaters <A HREF=";rss=1"><IMG SRC="" align="left" border="0"></A>Tom Watson describes how the best of the iconic Mississippi waterway may actually be experienced in its ever-changing labyrinth of sloughs and backwaters. Thu, 28 Aug 2014 18:00:00 -0400 Product Review: Bob Special canoe by Nova Craft <A HREF=";rss=1"><IMG SRC="" align="left" border="0"></A>It is stable, tracks well on flatwater, and really shines on the meandering creeks. It's large enough for two paddlers with two #4 packs. Thu, 28 Aug 2014 11:30:00 -0400 Husband dies, wife survives 8 days after canoe capsizes <A HREF=";rss=1"><IMG SRC="" align="left" border="0"></A>A 62 year old woman survived eight days in the northern Saskatchewan wilderness after her canoe capsized and her husband perished. A float plane pilot spotted the canoe and the man's body near a set of rapids on a lake known as Needle Falls. Thu, 28 Aug 2014 07:00:00 -0400 10 Tips for Paddling Safely! <A HREF=";rss=1"><IMG SRC="" align="left" border="0"></A>The American Canoe Association has put together this animated video as a reminder for us all to take responsibility for our own safety on the water! Wed, 27 Aug 2014 17:35:00 -0400 New Product: Whitewater Paddle by H2O Paddles <A HREF=";rss=1"><IMG SRC="" align="left" border="0"></A>H2O Paddles completely re-engineered a stronger carbon shaft and sleek new internal ferrule. Their whitewater experience ensures this paddle will be able to take you anywhere. Wed, 27 Aug 2014 11:30:00 -0400