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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...

Grand Canyon Speed Record Falls

I had no energy left. I grabbed onto my boat and pulled my skirt. — Ben Orkin on his harrowing night swim in Lava Falls Last...

Grand Canyon Speed Record Shattered

In the early hours of Wednesday morning, four paddlers — Ben Luck, Ryan Casey and brothers Matt and Nate Klema — were preparing to...

Fastest Descents of the Grand Canyon

One reason that a Grand Canyon trip looms atop so many bucket lists is sheer length, both in mileage (277 from Lees Ferry to...

When a Kennedy came to North Creek

Plenty of visitors take advantage of New York state's wilderness and mix business with pleasure during working vacations in the Adirondacks. Yet, when it...

The Hudson River Whitewater Derby

In 1958, the Johnsburg Fish and Game Club organized the First Annual Hudson River Whitewater Derby, which became a nationally known competition. It began...

Bunny Johns – 2008 Boater Chick of the Year!

Presenting Bunny Johns, Boater Chick of the Year! When I arrived in the Nantahala Community in 1990, I found myself surrounded by so many great...

Leading Lady: Bunny Johns

From instructor, to competitor, to community leader, Elizabeth “Bunny” Johns is something of the grande dame of paddling in WNC. Originally from Atlanta, she...

Lady of the River

The morning dawned foggy over Vermont. Kay Wilson Henry ‘67, just back from a three-week canoeing trip in the canyons of the American Southwest, pulled...