Paving the Way: Chattooga Celebrates 50 Wild & Scenic Years (Special AW Tribute)
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by Staff Post
2d ago
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 Lake Tugaloo between South Carolina and Georgia, serving up some of the best whitewater in the country, including such classics as Sections III and IV. Now it’s celebrating its 50th anniversary […] The post Paving the Way: Chattooga Celebrates 50 Wild & Scenic Years (Special AW Tribute) appeared first on Paddling Life ..read more
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New Book: “Borne by the River” details Canoeing the Delaware from Headwaters to Home (Plus: a PL Q /A with Author Rick Van Noy)
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by Staff Post
1w ago
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. In Borne by the River, he charts the story of discovery, and healing that came from this solo canoe journey. Paddling two hundred miles on the Delaware River to his boyhood […] The post New Book: “Borne by the River” details Canoeing the Delaware from Headwaters to Home (Plus: a PL Q /A with Author Rick Van Noy) appeared first on Paddling Life ..read more
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Canoecopia Recap: Reports from Vendors, Organizers Report A Booming Success
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by Nick Hinds
2M ago
Reports have come in of a super successful Canoecopia consumer show hosted in early March by retailer Rutabaga in Madison, Wisconsin, with attendance and exhibitor numbers up, as well as sales. “Traffic was definitely up from last year, and our advanced ticket sales were up double digits, so that carried through,” says Rutabaga owner and […] The post Canoecopia Recap: Reports from Vendors, Organizers Report A Booming Success appeared first on Paddling Life ..read more
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Canoecopia Coming to Madison, WI, March 8-10; Rutabaga Celebrates 50 Years
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by Eugene Buchanan
3M ago
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 do so and then some as it once again hosts its annual Canoecopia consumer show March 8-10, 2024, in the Alliant Energy Center in Madison, WI. After a few years of COVID […] The post Canoecopia Coming to Madison, WI, March 8-10; Rutabaga Celebrates 50 Years appeared first on Paddling Life ..read more
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Hauling Hints: 9 Tips for Tying Your Boat Down
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by Nick Hinds
4M ago
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 roofs or trailers when folks do not use proper cam straps, ropes or knots. Personally, I have had some boats fly off, too, and have been lucky enough that no one […] The post Hauling Hints: 9 Tips for Tying Your Boat Down appeared first on Paddling Life ..read more
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Wenonah Sells Current Designs
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by Eugene Buchanan
4M ago
Longtime sea kayak manufacturer Current Designs has new owners. Wenonah Canoe of Winona, Minn., announced that it has completed the sale of its sister sea kayak company Current Designs in a two-part transaction to Sanborn Canoe Co. and Canada’s Kayak Distribution. “Just prior to the close of 2023, Wenonah completed the divesting of the Current […] The post Wenonah Sells Current Designs appeared first on Paddling Life ..read more
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This Man Has 130 Kayaks at His Home: Kayak Museum Curator Charlie Albright
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by Eugene Buchanan
7M ago
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 Tahoe, Calif-area kayaking legend Charles Albright—he’s accumulated a whopping 130 boats in his house, curating them into a veritable kayak/canoe museum of sorts in his Reno, Nevada, home. Some come and […] The post This Man Has 130 Kayaks at His Home: Kayak Museum Curator Charlie Albright appeared first on Paddling Life ..read more
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Mtn Goat Movement Getting Kids Out on the Water (and Outside in General)
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by Eugene Buchanan
9M ago
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 to inspiring explorers, scientists, storytellers, and brands. Most recently, this took the form of leading eight highschool students on a human-powered expedition of the Hudson River 390 miles from the source […] The post Mtn Goat Movement Getting Kids Out on the Water (and Outside in General) appeared first on Paddling Life ..read more
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Grabner Outside Inflatable Canoe Review
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by Nick Hinds
9M ago
  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 rescue dogs that love adventures. Wanting to include them in our multiday river adventures in a way that would still allow Irene to kayak we first borrowed a friend’s […] The post Grabner Outside Inflatable Canoe Review appeared first on Paddling Life ..read more
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Sprint Synopsis: Paris Olympics to Debut New Divisions for Only Second Time
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by Eugene Buchanan
9M ago
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 to seeing. Three events that have only been at two Olympics between them and another that has been dominated by just two countries in its 10-year history will make for an […] The post Sprint Synopsis: Paris Olympics to Debut New Divisions for Only Second Time appeared first on Paddling Life ..read more
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