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Unsponsored Q&A – John Weld

Tell us a little a bit about you accomplishments in the kayaking world  A brief bio: Started kayaking at age 11 in 1979. Went on...

Years Later, I Added the Frame

“Look at the moon,” I said, pointing. “And that star, and the little cloud.” “Yeah.” “And the ridge, and those other clouds. What a picture. What...
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Botella

A short film by Mike McKay The Rio Alseseca in Mexico tears its way from a dormant volcano high above Veracruz in a ceaseless torrent...

One of Their Own

WILL SEEBER wasn’t worried at first. The 24-year-old Bethesda kayaker had made his way down the Potomac River with fellow paddler Shannon Christy, so together...

Great Falls: A breeding ground

A chance encounter in the Landon School lunchroom in 1961 changed the fate of whitewater kayaking in the D.C. area. Tom McEwan was 15 when...

Unfiltered: Tom McEwan

Tom McEwan grew up at his family’s outdoor camp in Maryland, honing his paddling and mountaineering skills with his childhood friend, Wick Walker. They...

The Ragged Edge

Save for your own heart thudding behind your chest, the only noise you can hear is that of a thundering freight train. It’s a...
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Upper Yough: The First 25 Years

The evolution of a whitewater destination, from an endless string of rocks to gunshots ringing out.

Denied – Linville Gorge, 1973

It was one of those early spring days that seemed no season at all, rather a pause in seasons, as if nature had come...

Linville Lessons

WICK’S IDEA was that white water sport could be elevated in likeness to classic alpine exploration, a la Shipman and Messner, engendering sagas of ...