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2024 Yukon River Quest Begins June 26 with 76 Teams

The 24th annual Yukon River Quest is set to start at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, June 26, 2024, at Rotary Park in downtown Whitehorse....

Paving the Way: Chattooga Celebrates 50 Wild & Scenic Years (Special AW Tribute)

Beginning as a small stream in the Appalachian Mountains near Whiteside Mountain in North Carolina, the Chattanooga River travels 50 miles to its end at...

Bridging Memories: Reflections from the 1,300-mile, 52-day Columbia River Canoe Project

Professional outdoor athlete Robert Lester from Butte, Mont., recently traveled through Bridgeport, Wash., along the banks of the Columbia River on the on his...

New Book: “Borne by the River” details Canoeing the Delaware from Headwaters to Home (Plus: a PL Q /A with Author Rick Van Noy)

After a near-fatal stroke and a separation, amidst a global pandemic, Rick Van Noy decided to go for a paddle with his dog, Sully....

A Doozy of a Race: African Dusi Marathon Brings out Long-running Marathoners, with Women at the Forefront

At this year’s Dusi Canoe Marathon in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa, Feb. 15-17, it wasn’t necessarily the winners garnering the most attention and fanfare but...

Canoecopia Recap: Reports from Vendors, Organizers Report A Booming Success

Reports have come in of a super successful Canoecopia consumer show hosted in early March by retailer Rutabaga in Madison, Wisconsin, with attendance and...

Canoecopia Coming to Madison, WI, March 8-10; Rutabaga Celebrates 50 Years

Let's just say that 50 years in paddlesports retail is a long, long time and one worth celebrating. Madison retailer Rutabaga is planning to...

Hauling Hints: 9 Tips for Tying Your Boat Down

This article is inspired by the things I have seen after many years of canoeing, rafting, c-1ing and kayaking whitewater. Boats can fly off...

Wenonah Sells Current Designs (Bonus: Q&A with New Owner from Sanborn Canoes!)

Longtime sea kayak manufacturer Current Designs has new owners. Wenonah Canoe of Winona, Minn., announced that it has completed the sale of its sister...

This Man Has 130 Kayaks at His Home: Kayak Museum Curator Charlie Albright

Spouse give you a hard time about how many boats you have laying around the house? That’s nothing compared to the quiver amassed by...

Tahiti Host 30th Annual Hawaiki Nui Va’a (Outrigger Canoe) Race Nov 1-4

Get your outrigger on. Tahiti’s 30th annual Hawaiki Nui Va’a race will take place in the Islands of Tahiti, from  November 1-4 this year, celebrating...

Mtn Goat Movement Getting Kids Out on the Water (and Outside in General)

Greg Morrissey, founder of Mountain Goat Movement, is on a mission. His organization is dedicated to providing transformative adventures for young people while connecting them...

Grabner Outside Inflatable Canoe Review

  A PL Peak Inside the Inflatable Grabner Outside Canoe (By Mike Nash) My wife Irene and I are both kayakers and we have two awesome...

Midwest Mountaineering Closing Doors

After more than 50 years, iconic Minneapolis paddlesports and outdoors retailer Midwest Mountaineering announced it is closing its doors. According to the Minnesota Star Tribune,...

Sprint Synopsis: Paris Olympics to Debut New Divisions for Only Second Time

When paddling events come to the Olympics next year in Paris, viewers will get a look at a few events they’re not too accustomed...

Wanna Build Canoes? Venerable Hemlock Canoes is Looking for a Buyer

Hemlock Canoe, maker of highly regarded composite solo canoes, is looking for a buyer. While the likes of Mike Galt, Phil Siggelkow and others have...

Catching Up With the Record Breaker: Foursome Sets New Mississippi Speed Mark

Sorry, Huck Finn…there’s a new Mississippi speed record on the country’s longest waterway. Paddling a Wenonah Minnesota 4 canoe, canosists Scott Miller, Judson Steinback, Paul...

Boundary Waters Champion Wins 13th Annual Outdoor Retailer Inspiration Award

The recipients of the 13th annual Outdoor Retailer Inspiration Awards were unveiled at this year's Outdoor Retailer Summer trade show, June 20, in Salt...

Water Boot Roundup 2023

Let’s face it, having the right footwear no matter what kind of outdoor pursuit you’re doing can really make or break the experience. Paddling...

This Man Will Crush You: Canoe Sailing the Tahiti Pearl Regatta

How many races do you know where it takes 57 hours of paddling and sailing just to get to the starting line? That’s what...

4 Top Rivers to Put on Your Canadian Bucket List This Season

Want to head to Canada, eh? Canadian River Expeditions, based in Whitehorse, Yukon, has a few classic recommendations for you, from tame to wild, all...

Ancient Native American Canoe Pulled from Lake Waccamaw

Local Eli Hill was swimming when he found it: a 1,000-year-old dugout canoe, pulled up from the bottom of North Carolina’s Lake Waccamaw. The find...

Testing Esquif’s Huron 15 Canoe and Werner Journey Paddle

Testing the Esquif Canoes Huron 15 Canoe and Werner Journey Paddle Lake Canoeing 7 a.m. @ 32 degrees F., Cottage Lake , Woodinville, Washington Esquif Canoes...

Upstate New York Launches 3-Trip, Scenic Paddle Challenge

Chasing the gnar isn't the only way to be challenged on the water. For whitewater paddlers, the area in the Adirondack Mountains of Upstate New...

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New Guidebook Release: Paddling the Salish Sea

In Paddling the Salish Sea, professional kayaker and SUP instructor Rob Casey guides paddlers to the quiet inlets of...
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River Management Society Announces 2024 River Studies and Leadership Certificate Recipients

The River Management Society (RMS) has announced 2024 recipients of the River Studies and Leadership Certificate, a program offered...

Paddle the Nation’s Driest State with New National Rivers Project Resources

Planning a river trip to America’s driest state has never been easier. The National Rivers Project (NRP) website, a...

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Paving the Way: Chattooga Celebrates 50 Wild & Scenic Years (Special AW Tribute)

Beginning as a small stream in the Appalachian Mountains...

Bridging Memories: Reflections from the 1,300-mile, 52-day Columbia River Canoe Project

Professional outdoor athlete Robert Lester from Butte, Mont., recently...
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Do the Duo: PL Endorses the Topo Duo

As spring runoff turns to late summer float and bloat, we couldn’t help but rant about one of our favorite team-building river toys: Eskimo’s Topo Duo. These double-decked machines are old favorites but Eskimo remodeled the classic in 2005. Also, see details about Paddling Life's Topo Duo Photo Contest.