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A canoe or kayak is a backpacker's dream: so much space for gear!
Surf lingo--don't let the terminology stand between you and a great time out on the water. Learn how to play before you jump in.
Like the Lewis and Clark expedition, we were explorers using the
shallow, rather slow-moving Missouri as our highway to the unknown. But
there the similarities stopped.
The first time I saw the Middle Fork Country in Central Idaho, I felt like it was going to swallow me up. Not in an intimidating way, but with that sense of becoming part of the country itself.
Self-confessed non-camper Karen Laski spends 12 days in the wild and enjoys (almost) every minute of it.
Face plants, endos, whippers -- whatever your catastrophic deceleration of choice, it takes a toll on your body. Annie Getchell details the prevention and treatment of today's outdoor enthusiast.
Joel Rogers explores more than 400 miles of watery landscape from the Canadian border to the Puget Sound.
Who needs the gym? Now you can weight train on the road or near the river. It just takes a couple of rocks and the right moves.
Granite islands of Maine, the easy flowing California River, Colorado whitewater, the Hudson River Gorge and Wisconsin's playful Wolf.
Some quick guidelines for getting out on the water and having a good time.
Adjust your boat's relative length for a softer landing over ledges or surf.
"I am in need of a whitewater rafting trip suitable for a 41-year-old mother who acts 25, two athletic 12-year-old twin girls, and a husband who doesn't swim."
Paddlers love the Gauley for its difficulty and play. For expert paddlers, the classic class V upper section serves up a feast of big water heart-thumpers.
The Pacific Northwest offers some of the finest kayaking destinations in the U.S. and fall is the perfect time to get out on the water.
A kayaker's paradise beckons from the vast and protected inland sea of Washington's San Juan Islands.
Trashed on the beach while your paddling friends are feeling great? They may not be Super Paddlers; you may have just forgotten the basics of fluids and foods.
Learn more about the Headwaters Institute, a non-profit organization working toward bettering the education and communication between national river communities and the general public.
With just a little time on the floor instead of your couch you can ease back into shape for more fun on the water - and less chance of an injury.
Gaining power and efficiency with each stroke: four easy stretches that help.
Want more power with less effort? Relax and be flexible with these in-boat drills.