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This year is nearly in the books, and for whitewater paddlers from Pennsylvania to Georgia, 2018 will be remembered as the year of water. In fact, much of the region has seen its wettest year on record. Cities near whitewater hubs including Roanoke, Va., Beckley, W.V., and Washington, D.C., have new record amounts of precipitation,
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A holiday dive into our analytics yields the Top-10 Stories of 2018, from viral click-bait to the stories and photo features you read and shared the most.
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During the partial shutdown of the federal government due to the lapse of appropriations, national parks will remain as accessible as possible while still following all applicable laws and procedures. Park roads, lookouts, and trails at Grand Canyon National Park will remain accessible to visitors. Visitor services provided by park concessioners and other entities will also remain open and operational, including lodging, restaurants and food service, grocery stores, retail locations, bicycle rental, concessioner provided tours, and park shuttle operations. https://www.nps.gov/grca/learn/news/grand-canyon-np-accessible-to-public...
By Nouria Newman Sometimes you don't know what you've got until it's gone. With Adidas reevaluating its marketing strategy and discontinuing its sponsorship in kayaking came the end of the Extreme Kayak World Championships, also known as Sickline. While it is true that the organizers gave their event the self-proclaimed title of 'World Championships' in
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One of the Southeast’s easiest escapes from the masses lies at the foot of the Blue Ridge Mountains, where a host of pristine rivers cascade through undeveloped forest into Lake Jocassee. A pristine paddling tour to undeveloped waterfalls offers an accessible adventure to get up close, above and under the lake’s lesser-known falls.
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We are super excited to announce we are the title sponsor of Europe's premier whitewater festival: King of The Alps. Located in Merano in the Passeiertal Valley in Italy this beautiful area offers an abundance of outdoor opportunities and is especially known for its beautiful scenery…
From last-minute stocking stuffers to cold-weather essentials plus a few outdoor holiday spirits, we've got the paddler on your list covered
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Epic Kayaks Inc. will be moving its USA Headquarters and East Coast Warehousing to join Pyranha Kayaks at its new Erwin, Tennessee location on the banks of the beautiful Nolichucky River. Epic’s move will benefit the majority of their dealers…
Outdoor Retailer, the largest U.S. tradeshow and premier business event for the outdoor industry, announced today that all three shows in 2019 will now span three days. Dates for Summer Market in June and Winter Market in November will be…
Quietly, over the last 20 years, innovation and advancement in paddlesports has become dramatically more efficient and effective. There are several factors at work, including computer-aided designs allowing smaller teams to work faster through digital modeling rather than prototype testing.…
Paddlesports Retailer, the official national trade show of the paddlesports industry, will remain in Oklahoma City, OK, for at least the next two years. The show will take place from August 26th through August 29th in 2019. In 2020 the…
BIC Group has received an offer from Tahe Outdoors to purchase its subsidiary BIC Sport. The transaction is expected to be finalized by December 31st 2018 and is consistent with BIC’s strategy to focus on its core activities (of stationery,…
In Episode Nine of the R3: Rescue for River Runners video lesson series that debuted on CanoeKayak.com, Jim Coffey covers a topic as relevant as ever: how to mitigate the risks of a foot entrapment situation.
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Gilman Grips oar handles are poised to disrupt the oar industry with the world's first high-performance ergonomic oar grips for rowing drift boats and dories, rafts and crafts. Whether you row for dough or for show these grips are worth…
On the 43rd anniversary of the sinking of the S.S. Edmund Fitzgerald, three men, Joe Lorenz, Kwin Morris and Jeff Guy, presented a check for $15,000 to the Great Lakes Shipwreck Historical Society. The presentation was held Saturday, November 10th at the Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum at Whitefish Point at an event honoring sailors who lost their…
Expedition packing tips from four friends who sought to eliminate single-use plastics from a six week, 600-mile canoe journey across Canada's North, on the Quebec’s Ungava Peninsula.
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What follows is Part III in C&K Editor-at-large Alan Kesselheim’s collection of field-tested, functional gear that has the potential to elevate your trip and serve you well, standing up to the rigors of continual use and the gamut of weather. Read Part II: Light My Fire, and Part I: Shelter, where he first breaks down
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British Royal Marines Commandos 2000-mile journey, by land and sea, through historic WWII sites in Norway to raise awareness for the Royal Marines Charity.
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River guide and member of Quinault Indian Nation Ashley Lewis, on her connection to the Olympic Peninsula's wealth of rivers, most notably highlighted by healthy fishing and paddling flows on the Quinault and Queets rivers.
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