News and Features News and Features en-us Tue, 16 Sep 2014 18:00:00 -0400 Latest news and features from Trip Report: Assateague National Seashore (MD) <A HREF=";rss=1"><IMG SRC="" align="left" border="0"></A>Assateague Island is to Maryland as the Outer Banks is to North Carolina without all the development... Like the NC Outer Banks, they host a herd of feral (wild) ponies. Tue, 16 Sep 2014 18:00:00 -0400 Feature Canoe - Traveler by AIRE <A HREF=";rss=1"><IMG SRC="" align="left" border="0"></A><A HREF=""><IMG SRC="" BORDER="0"></A> Tue, 16 Sep 2014 12:12:00 -0400 Store Feature: Long-Sleeve Navy Kayak T-shirt <A HREF=";rss=1"><IMG SRC="" align="left" border="0"></A>This navy blue long sleeve shirt features a white oval with a kayaker paddling over top of the text: "KAYAK" and "Powered by Paddle." Now only $14.95! Tue, 16 Sep 2014 10:00:00 -0400 Pinned! (part 3) <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 third and final part of a story that really stands out in her memory. Tue, 16 Sep 2014 07:00:00 -0400 85-year-old hitchhiking and canoeing the Erie Canal <A HREF=";rss=1"><IMG SRC="" align="left" border="0"></A>John canoes to a particular destination, then picks up his hitchhiking signs from the bow of the canoe that read: "Elderly canoeist ahead" and "Seeks ride to car." Mon, 15 Sep 2014 18:00:00 -0400 From the Archives: River Hazards <A HREF=";rss=1"><IMG SRC="" align="left" border="0"></A>Tom Watson explains a few common river hazards (that you may or may not know of) and includes some tips to avoiding them. Mon, 15 Sep 2014 11:30:00 -0400 Gear Spotlight: Kayak/Canoe Trailers by Portage Pal <A HREF=";rss=1"><IMG SRC="" align="left" border="0"></A>The standard trailer from Portage Pal can carry canoes and kayaks up to 12' long and with the optional tongue extension it can carry boats from 8' to 19' long. Mon, 15 Sep 2014 07:00:00 -0400 Safety at sea a concern <A HREF=";rss=1"><IMG SRC="" align="left" border="0"></A>A New Zealand kayaker feels too many people are skipping valuable marine lessons leaving the door wide open for potential disaster... read his tips to remember Sun, 14 Sep 2014 10:00:00 -0400 U.S. set to host ICF Canoe Slalom World Championships <A HREF=";rss=1"><IMG SRC="" align="left" border="0"></A>The Championships begin Sept. 17 in McHenry, MD with an opening ceremony and close Sept. 21 with the team finals in K1 women (single kayak) and C2 men (canoe double). Sat, 13 Sep 2014 18:30:00 -0400 Teen completes solo Mississippi River journey <A HREF=";rss=1"><IMG SRC="" align="left" border="0"></A>After paddling 2,365 miles down the Mississippi River, 19-year-old James Welborn has completed his solo canoe journey. He spent 118 days on the river... Fri, 12 Sep 2014 18:00:00 -0400 Feature Kayak - Pathfinder by Freedom Hawk Kayaks <A HREF=";rss=1"><IMG SRC="" align="left" border="0"></A><A HREF=""><IMG SRC="" BORDER="0"></A> Fri, 12 Sep 2014 12:05:00 -0400 Unique Sport: Canoe Poling <A HREF=";rss=1"><IMG SRC="" align="left" border="0"></A>Get a glimpse of this unique sport! Watch as the "few and proud" stand tall in their canoes for the annual Canoe Poling National Championships. Fri, 12 Sep 2014 10:00:00 -0400 Feature Trip: Paddle with Manatees (FL) <A HREF=";rss=1"><IMG SRC="" align="left" border="0"></A>Led by an experienced naturalist, you will paddle amongst a natural, wild population of manatees; close enough to view without disturbing these gentle creatures. We encounter manatees on most EVERY tour! Fri, 12 Sep 2014 07:00:00 -0400 Kayak Foot Brace Positioning & Edging Primer <A HREF=";rss=1"><IMG SRC="" align="left" border="0"></A>Nigel Foster talks about fitting a kayak to yourself in this short video by properly adjusting the foot braces and using foam padding. He also gives a quick demonstration on the technique of edging a kayak. Thu, 11 Sep 2014 18:00:00 -0400 Product Review: Nessmuk canoe by Hemlock Canoe Works <A HREF=";rss=1"><IMG SRC="" align="left" border="0"></A>I do a lot of birding and photography by canoe and love the stability of the Nessmuk as well as the quick turning responsiveness. Thu, 11 Sep 2014 11:30:00 -0400 Extreme kayaker braves Tahquamenon Falls <A HREF=";rss=1"><IMG SRC="" align="left" border="0"></A>Tahquamenon Falls' 51 foot drop poses no threat to extreme kayaker 28-year-old Marcelo Galizio from Brazil... Thu, 11 Sep 2014 07:00:00 -0400 Adirondack Park Canoe Trip <A HREF=";rss=1"><IMG SRC="" align="left" border="0"></A>This video highlights a 5-day, 115 kilometer loop through the Adirondacks along with advice on camping and a glimpse into what you'll experience paddling this great wilderness park. Wed, 10 Sep 2014 18:00:00 -0400 New Product: Wahoo 13' Pro Angler by Kaku Kayak <A HREF=";rss=1"><IMG SRC="" align="left" border="0"></A>The Wahoo 13' Pro Angler provides extreme stability without giving up paddling efficiency! It features a front-locking dry hatch, a middle modular tackle box, a 6" round hatch and 4 flush-mounted rod holders. Wed, 10 Sep 2014 11:30:00 -0400 Trip Report: Suncook River (NH) <A HREF=";rss=1"><IMG SRC="" align="left" border="0"></A>This section of the Suncook provides an excellent paddling experience for the explorer, but if you want challenging water you'd best look elsewhere. Wed, 10 Sep 2014 07:00:00 -0400 Blind Adventurer Launches An Epic 21-Day Kayak Trip <A HREF=";rss=1"><IMG SRC="" align="left" border="0"></A>Blind adventurer Erik Weihenmayer set off Sunday to kayak through some of the world's most challenging whitewater terrain in the Grand Canyon. Tue, 09 Sep 2014 17:45:00 -0400