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We woke up in Toquart Bay's Secret Campground to the sound of rain drops pattering on the tent. It was an easy decision to roll over and go back to sleep until the storm passed. From what we'd heard, weather on the west coast of Vancouver Island, BC...

By Kim Russell Adventuring into the world of whitewater kayaking can be a dangerous undertaking and requires all safety precautions to be accounted for. Because of this, it is very important to carry specific safety items incase a boat gets pinned,...

Heater blasting, we bump along rocky dirt roads past farms and barking dogs to the take-out at the confluence of the mighty Cheat and Big Sandy rivers. We pull running shoes over thick socks for the steep two-and-a-half-mile climb out of the gorge...

Kayak long enough and you will undoubtedly encounter fear. Staring down the gullet of something so powerful and destructive that you question whether you possess the capabilities to navigate through it. Or losing control and being swept into a place...

Wind River Range Alpine Canyon is 8 miles of classic class III whitewater on the Snake River near Jackson, WY. It's awesome for kayaking, rafting, stand up paddle boarding, and surfing waves like Lunch Counter and Big Kahuna. Surfing Lunch Counter...

Last fall I started looking into planning a trip to go kayaking...somewhere exotic, foreign, remote, and wild. Over the years having paddled a lot in the western hemisphere, my mind's been racing to the east and I found myself pouring over Google...

Fast forward six months from shoulder surgery, and I had the range of motion I should have had at two months. I couldn't kayak, I couldn't lift weights… I couldn't do a whole lot but crochet, ski and bike. In the attempt to keep a level head, I...

One guy recalls his blade broke coming out of an eddy. Another complains his shaft cracked over the deck of his kayak on a waterfall drop. For some reason gals don’t seem to break as many paddles…go figure. Unfortunately, I don’t have a lot of...

On a recent trip to some popular surf breaks in San Diego, I was sensitive to this issue and took time to inquire about beach etiquette. Rules are posted at each break and after chatting with a couple locals to get my bearings straight, I felt...