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Celebrating his high school graduation wasn't reason enough for Canadian Alex Martin to embark on a 1,100-mile sea kayak expedition around the 10th largest freshwater lake in the world. The 18-year-old Manitoba resident is concerned about the health of his beloved Lake Winnipeg, the immense hourglass-shaped body of water where he discovered the joy of
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Grand Canyon National Park invites the public to celebrate National Fossil Day on Wednesday, October 17, 2018. Events are designed to celebrate National
Fossil Day and will be held throughout the day to highlight the importance of fossils and their uses. https://www.nps.gov/grca/learn/news/national-fossil-day.htm
Canoes have a problem: They're not always floating. Sometimes you have to carry them. And that can be an issue, especially in the Adirondack region of upstate New York, the birthplace of John Rushton's legendary pack canoe. We tested the latest pack canoes that can ease the pain of portaging.
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Drew's passion for adventure and for some of the rarer fish species is on full display in this Chattooga River adventure! He learns so much more about this rare black bass, the Bartrams, that is currently under research and eventually…
Angler Ricci Chavez caught this potential All-Tackle world record leather bass (Dermatolepis dermatolepis) on August 12, 2018 while fishing out of Los Buzos Panama Kayak Fishing Lodge. Weighing in at 12.78 kilograms (28 pounds, 2 ounces), Chavez's catch is heavy…
Kirk Eddlemon knows all about paying to play. The Tennessee father of one, full-time kayaking instructor and guidebook author has explored some of the Southeast’s most obscure runs in less-than-ideal conditions while compiling the two-part Whitewater of the Southern Appalachians. It was a slightly smoother journey for Eddlemon and his wife, Laura (who met at
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For years, Pyranha’s U.S.-based design team dreamed of making a longer, faster version of the company’s speedy 9R creek boat.They live and paddle in the American southeast, where Green Race bragging rights are the coin of the kayaking realm. But…
By now you’ve probably seen Perception’s Yak-Off video. The viral advertisement pokes fun at low-cost kayaks in faux-confessional style. Actors urge viewers not to get “yakked-off ” by cheap box store kayaks. You’ve seen it because just about everyone in…
Showcasing from the floor of the recent 2018 Paddlesports Retailer trade show, LOCKRACK’s Seth Simchowitz provides a little background on the company’s South African roots, born of a desire for a lockable rack system able to securely cradle a composite surfski. The Universal X provides an accessory system consisting of four arms and their four
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On Thursday (Sept. 20), the Canoe Cruisers Association of Great Washington, D.C., who regularly uses the Potomac River adjacent to President Trump's Loudoun County golf course, filed a lawsuit in federal court to try to reverse a policy that closes a stretch of the river when the president is playing golf. To gain a better
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Minneapolis, MN – The Grey Duck Group has announced the launch of the Quetico14, a revolutionary new touring SUP. The patent pending Quetico14, which comes standard with the Greyduck Portage System, is an industry first transport system that allows a…
The Haven is the first ever origami inspired two-person kayak (that can quickly and easily convert to single-person occupancy). Starting today, the Haven is available for a limited time pre-order on Indiegogo at $400 below MSRP! Oru’s largest kayak design to-date – 20%…
Eighteen-year-old GEARLAB athlete Alex Martin finished his Lake Winnipeg sea kayaking journey without a hitch and ahead of schedule. Martin embarked on a first-of-its-kind solo expedition to circumnavigate Lake Winnipeg on June 27. The goal during the audacious expedition was to raise awareness about…
Wilderness Systems is proud to announce its presenting sponsorship of the 2018 Ride the Bull Kayak Rodeo, a live catch and release bull red tournament based in Grand Isle, Louisiana taking place on August 24-25, 2018. This year’s Ride the Bull event…
With the 2018 ICF Canoe Slalom World Championships (September 25-30) set to begin tomorrow in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, here are some things to watch for at this year’s event: Will Jessica Fox continue her run of dominance in Rio? Calling it a banner year for Fox would be an understatement. The Australian two-time Olympic
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After completing the Missouri River and reaching St. Louis, Martin Trahan and Jillian Brown part ways but both continue on down the Mississippi and beyond.
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By James Hancock In canoe country, portaging comes with the territory. Seasoned paddlers just shrug and accept these overland jaunts as an unpleasant, necessary means to an end; some even seek them out to test their mettle or gain bragging rights at the local watering hole. In the Boundary Waters, many are as memorable as
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A five-day flurry through the Windy City's best paddling, from the remote Des Plaines to the Chicago River's downtown 'canyon' splendor
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Grand Canyon National Park Superintendent Christine Lehnertz has announced the availability of a prospectus for a business opportunity in the park to provide lodging, food and beverage, retail, and other visitor services on the North Rim. https://www.nps.gov/grca/learn/news/business-opp-announced-for-hospitali...