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35 Years in 35 Minutes

My first campout of the kayak trip in 1970. Third weekend of kayaking. September 1970 River running in 1970 when life jackets and helmets were...

The Kayaking First Descents of Royal Robbins

Royal the Adventurer not Royal the Climber is what we should probably call him. In addition to his pioneering climbing feats, Royal was also...

Rush Sturges: The Athlete and the Artist

This story first appeared in the July 2014 issue of Canoe & Kayak.River Roots Studios occupies an upstairs flat in the quiet town of...

Unfiltered: Reg Lake

I got in my first kayak in 1970 with the Sierra Club. Two years later, Pete Winn invited me on a Grand Canyon trip....

The Kayaking Legacy of Reg Lake

All the ones without portages had been done.  So then you have to think: what hasn’t been done? There are two sports worlds. There is...

The Triple Crown

Smooth granite rose in graceful arcs over the San Joaquin River, pinching a tumult of whitewater between vertical walls deep in the backcountry of...