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For Kayakers, a River’s Allure — and Its Wrath

A kayaker pushed off the jagged rocks of the Virginia shoreline below Great Falls on Friday afternoon, and the swirling, churning water immediately pulled...

Friends, family remember Bryson City Olympian

Adam Clawson of Bryson City spent some of his best days on the water. At 8 years old, he tied a rope around the...

The River People

Snaking through bush-clad canyons, the Kaituna River is a mystical gorge of fast-moving water, steep drops and turbulence. The remote stretch, which carries the...

Drowned

How do you save someone who's already dead? Rafa Ortiz, Rush Sturges, and Gerd Serrasolses found out. The Rio Tulijá is a remote white-water river...

Making Sense of Death

A number of years ago more than ten excellent paddlers died within a season, stunning many in the sport and putting a damper on...

Into the Heart of Darkness

Virgin rapids will soon be a thing of the past on Colorado’s Gunnison River, thanks in part to the fearless exploits of a trio...

The Things They Carried

Willie Kern With Chuck Kern's kayak and paddle "Fourteen years later, what did I keep? That squirt boat and paddle—those are the things I couldn't get...

Kayaker Willie Kern on Pushing the Limit

A guide for most of his adult life, Utah-based kayaker Willie Kern has been all over the map. From the heights of the Himalayas...

Consumed

The lone African explorer drags his kayak ashore and begins to collect firewood from around the little beach on the left bank of the White...

Walk the line

I remember waking up from phone call. As I gained consciousness, I realized I missed the call. I rest my head back down on...