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Sea Kayaking Cypress Island

(By Ken Campbell) Washington's San Juan Island chain is made up of almost 200 islands and reefs, some of them not much more substantial...

Sea Kayaking Deception Pass

(by Ken Campbell) Deception Pass is home to the wildest salt water in Washington State. There are other places that boast strong currents, to be...

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...

PL Founder Touts Benefits of Getting Kids Outside in Men’s Journal Story

Paddling Life founder Eugene Buchanan is no stranger to getting outside, and dragging his kids along with him. In face, one of this books,...

Photo Caption Contest Winners!

Well, the winners are in for our latest Photo Caption Contest, this time boiling down to the following submissions after our our esteemed judging...

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...

Tips for Paddling Photography

Want to shoot great paddling shots? Take a few pointers from Paddling Life contributing editor Aaron Black-Schmidt, a former photo editor and staff photographer for...

Portugal The Man Releases New Album and Announces Tour, but Still Goes Pack Rafting!

Portugal The Man might have won the Grammy for their 2017 hit song “Feel It Still.” But they’d still rather be out on their...

Blast from the Past: Watch Pamela Anderson Paddle the S. Fork American on Baywatch!

Yes, our archivists have dug up that long-lost Season 3, Episode 1 clip of Baywatch in which Mitch takes a trip up to his...

 Loony Laws Concerning Canoes

Prohibited from sitting in a canoe while reading comic books? Banned from using a feather duster to tickle a girl in a canoe? These laws and...

It’s River Permit Time: 10 Tips from our Friends at CKS!

The Selway. Middle Fork. Yampa. Lodore. Deso/Gray. San Juan. Cataract. Salt. Grand. Those are just a few of the iconic western rivers up for...

Don’t Moose Out…Photo Caption Contest Winners!

Well, the results are in from our most recent Photo Caption Contest, this time witticisms relating to a Bullwinkle encountered by a boater in...

Do They Really Make Kayaking Gear This Small? Watch This Vid

Apparently so. Northwest kayaker Paul Kuthe is raising his son Canyon, 7, and his friend’s daughter, Anne, 7, to becoming true kayaking kids, earning the...

An Icelandic Odyssey: Sea Kayaking Hornstrandir Nature Reserve

It’s my daughter who should’ve been the writer. “Dad, look, there’s a chandelier of jellyfish down there!” she exclaimed. We’re on day four of a six-day...

Inside AIRE Environmental

Sure, AIRE makes awesome inflatable craft for everything from whitewater and touring to fishing. But did you know that it also has a sister...

Real Tips from Real Rafting Mothers!

Moms know best…especially when it comes to taking your kids rafting. Behold the following Real Rafting Tips from Real Rafting Mothers before the next...

Summertime Kayak Fishing: What To Wear—A Primer from Level6

Ah, summer. The season for paddling, canoeing, paddleboarding, and of course, kayak fishing. Although kayak fishing can be a year-round activity, summertime sees the...

Groover / Fish Photo Caption Contest Winners!

Well, the results are in from our most recent Photo Caption Contest, this time the witticisms relating to a guy on the groover while,...

Don’t Moose Out…Photo Caption Contest Winners!

Well, the results are in from our monthly Photo Caption Contest, this time witticisms relating to a moose in the river (photo courtesy Douglas...

Top 5 Whitewater Rafting Day Trips

Got some pent-up pandemic jones to go rafting? You're not alone. Try one of the following five top rafting day trips in the country... Chattooga...

Excuse Me, Is This Your Disco Ball? Whacko Items Found on River Cleanups

Every year around the country, river advocacy groups, outfitters, paddling shops and more host river cleanups to pick trash out of their local waterways....

Catching Up With Photographer, Ageless Surf Kayaker and Avila Beach Paddlesports Founder Vince Shay

As a marine wildlife photographer, sea kayak/SUP outfitter and former hard-charging surf kayaker and boat designer, Vince Shay is no stranger when it comes...

Nation’s Top River Sojourns

To "sojourn" is "to dwell in a place temporarily." If you throw in the word "river" beforehand, and then treat sojourn as a noun,...

Top Rafting Reads (for this COVID Christmas)

Looking for some great rafting reading to get you through this COVID-confined Christmas, and spark your juices for the upcoming paddling season? Our friends at...

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Row, Row, Row Your Boat, Mom: Mother Solo Rows 3,000 Miles Across Atlantic

Let's just say that's a heckuva lot of strokes, blisters and not having to think about packing kids' lunches...
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American Rivers Reports 80 US Dams Removed in 2023

Break out the cowbells. American Rivers recently reported that a total of 80 dams were removed from US rivers...

The Need for Speed: Catching Up With Shane Benedict on the All-new Liquidlogic Powerslide

This new Liquidlogic design the Powerslide is a play on the “I wanna' go fast” Ricky Bobby-style racing culture....

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Sea Kayaking Cypress Island

(By Ken Campbell) Washington's San Juan Island chain is...

Sea Kayaking Deception Pass

(by Ken Campbell) Deception Pass is home to the wildest...
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