Paddling Life Exclusives


Reno River Festival Kicks Off Freestyle Season; Wright, Emily Jackson Nab Top Spots

Call it a Blackjack or Lucky 7. Whatever moniker you give it, Stephen Wright and Emily Jackson came up winners in spades at the Reno Whitewater Festival, kicking off what’s sure to be a raging kayak freestyle season… Read more.



New England Nirvana: 5 Top Paddles Near Zoar Outdoor Center

Want to paddle the famed Northeast? Set your sights on the waterways around the Zoar Outdoor Center, which serves up some of New England’s finest floating, whether you’re rafting, stand-up paddleboarding or kayaking… Read more.



Adirondack Action! NFCT Paddling Festival Coming to Northern Adirondacks

Call it a Festivus for the Restivus. Paddlers, that is. The second annual Paddlers Freshet Fest will take place June 10–11 in Saranac Lake, N.Y. Organized by the Northern Forest Canoe Trail, the festival celebrates the kickoff of the summer paddling season and provides a setting for thru-paddlers—those who have paddled the entire 740-mile trail—to gather... Read more.



Packraft/Climbing Team Combo Wins Gore-tex Shipton Tilman Grant

Gore-Tex's Shipton-Tilman Grant has long awarded climbers, and a handful of paddlers, funds for their world-wide adventures. This year a team of climbers armed with packrafts and headed to Alaska will be part of that esteemed class... Read more.





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Inside the Madawaska Canoe Centre

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Paddling Life Exclusives


5Point Adventure Film Festival Celebrates Grand Canyon

In case you missed it: This four-day event showcases the community of Carbondale, Colorado, united with the entire outdoor community, while screening world-class adventure films that will inspire you all year. Read more.



Small World Adventures Re-purchased by Beveridge , Gaetcher

Call it a harmonious convergence. Like waterways re-joining around an island, former Small World Adventures employee/co-owners Don Beveridge and Darcy Gaetcher, along with new co-owner and former guide and Liam Kirkham, have been reunited with the Ecuador kayak outfitter, taking over ownership in this April... Read more.



New Sea Kayak Mystery Novel: Cold Blood, Hot Sea (A Mara Tusconi Mystery)

Like mystery reads with a little sea kayaking thrown into the mix? Settle into your armchair by the fire with "Cold Blood, Hot Sea (A Mara Tusconi Mystery)," by Charlene D’Avanzo. Plus: a PL Q&A with the author herself… Read more.



Stroke, stroke, stroke: Rowing 50 Days From Yampa Headwaters to Lake Powell

Talk about a journey from your doorstep. Starting just a mile from his front door, Jacob McCoola spent nearly 50 straight days last spring and summer rowing his raft from downtown Steamboat Springs, Colo., to Hite Marina on Lake Powell, a distance of nearly 600 miles. While “stroke, stroke, stroke” became a mantra, he didn’t have to listen to it echo off the canyon walls solo; different friends joined him along the way. Read more.



New Canyonlands RiverMap Released

Southwestern river runners, rejoice! The venerable Tom Martin has made navigating the region’s myriad waterways easier than ever with the release (finally!) of the new quintessential Canyonlands RiverMap… Read more.



American Rivers Releases Annual 10 Most Endangered Rivers List

American Rivers released its annual list of the nation’s 10 Most Endangered Rivers, highlighting U.S. river systems threatened by drought, mismanagement, pollution and more. Who heads up this year’s nefarious title? The Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint (ACF) Basin and San Joaquin River... Read more.



Imua Keiki o ke Kai Event Helps Kids SUP in Hawaii

Kids have some help learning to SUP in Hawaii. SIC Global Team Athlete Andrea Moller hosted the 4th annual Imua Keiki o ke Kai event on April 3, at Maui's Hawaiian Canoe Club to provide children with special needs an opportunity to participate in ocean sports with a who’s who list of pro water sports athletes... Read more.




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