Jet-Powered Kayak

Shaun Baker had set records before. But the idea of surviving the ultimate challenge...

A hard look at Dimple Rock

On Sept. 16, 1961, six paddlers pointed their canoes to the right to avoid a large rock on the left side of Youghiogheny River,...

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...

Jesse Sharp – Niagara Daredevils

Jessie W. Sharp, a 28 year old bachelor from Ocoee, Tennessee attempted to ride over the brink of the Horseshoe Falls in a 3.6m...

Kayaker Still Missing At Niagara

A Tennessee man who "lived to kayak" appeared to wave his paddle triumphantly before plunging over Niagara Falls on Tuesday afternoon in his 13-foot...

Shaun Baker and Niagara Falls

Back in 1996, Shaun Baker broke the record for the worlds longest kayak freefall when he dropped 65 feet off the Aldeyjarfoss falls in...

Jessie Sharp Challenged Niagara

The secret of Jessie Sharp's obsessive dream now lies with him, somewhere under the roiling waters at the foot of Niagara Falls. Brandishing his...

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...
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Warm Springs

Warm Springs Rapid is one of the West's classic whitewater experiences. Located in the deep canyons of Dinosaur National Monument on the Yampa River,...