Kayaking News

Kayaking trip kicks off Friday
Friday, August 1, 2008

A send-off celebration for Log a Load's 'Kayaking for Kids' 333-mile journey down the Alabama River will launch today at 6 p.

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Freestyle Kayaking World Cup 2008 is Only 2 Weeks Away
Friday, August 1, 2008

July 30, 2008 Capped at 250 competitors and already having 38 countries registered, the second ever World Cup of Freestyle Kayaking is drawing near! Set in Europe in 2008, this bi-annual event consists of three .

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Canoe & Kayak Launches Beginner Kayaking Site
Friday, August 1, 2008

The site can be found at StartPaddling.

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Sea kayaking with a GPS
Friday, August 1, 2008

I recently purchased a Garmin GPSMAP 60CSx for use as both an in-car unit and a sea kayaking navigation aid.

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Kayaking is a fun alternative to high gas prices, low water levels
Friday, August 1, 2008

With the big lakes low, gas prices high and cash tight, an alternative for boating getaways and lake-based vacations is to find a cheaper, simpler way to have your fun.

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Like Action and Adventure? Travel to Scotland
Friday, August 1, 2008

If the typical tourist experience bores you to tears and you can't take yet another bus tour, adventure travel just might be for you.

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Swamped kayaker rescued off Provincetown
Monday, July 7, 2008

An experienced, prepared kayaker survived 45 minutes in the water off Long Point after he was swamped by a large wave yesterday afternoon.

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Kayaker likely drowned after Salmon River accident
Monday, July 7, 2008

Valley County Search and Rescue crews spent the day looking for a Twin Falls man presumed dead after a kayaking accident on the South Fork of the Salmon River.

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Kayaking in Hoboken offers new city perspective
Monday, July 7, 2008

When you think of city life, your mind might conjure images of bright neon lights, tall, sleek buildings and gritty pavement, but today's Hoboken Community Cove Boathouse 's free kayaking day offered a .

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First on 2: Twin Falls kayaker missing and presumed dead
Monday, July 7, 2008

A 61-year-old man from Twin Falls went missing and is presumed dead after falling out of his kayak.

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Man Rescued After Kayak Flips, Traps Him Underneath Pier
Monday, July 7, 2008

Developing news out of Cleveland this afternoon.

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Take your best shot
Monday, July 7, 2008

An hourglass-shaped overlook at the end of a hike along the Gunnison River provides a teaching moment for photographer John Fielder.

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Robinson shuns Olympic kayak rival
Monday, March 10, 2008

Clint Robinson has applied further heat to his latest kayaking rivalry with the former Olympic champion refusing to paddle with top-ranked Ken Wallace at the Beijing Games.

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California Rivers Festival Announcement
Monday, March 10, 2008

Upcoming Adventure: If it's all wet, it's at California Rivers Festival By Dan Vierria - dvierria@sacbee.

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Gorge Games making a comeback
Monday, March 10, 2008

Posted by Terry Richard, The Oregonian March 07, 2008 16:28PM Categories: Columbia Gorge Michael Lloyd Shannon Best practices a kiteboard flip during the 2004 Gorge Games.

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Lake Titicaca's Isla Amantani in Peru harbors ancient culinary traditions
Monday, March 10, 2008

IMELIANA CALCIN, clad in a traditional floral-embroidered white blouse and head scarf, bends down and stuffs more wood into the stove in her one-room adobe house.

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Sports briefs: Inaugural Cape Coral triathlon is May 17
Monday, March 10, 2008

The Inaugural Cape Coral Yacht Club Triathlon will be from 7 a.

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Sea kayaks are sweet as bro'
Monday, March 10, 2008

Just gorgeous .

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Missing Austin man found dead in Kleberg County
Monday, March 10, 2008

The Kleberg County Police Department confirmed Friday the identification of a body found Thursday at the Padre Island National Seashore as that of an Austin man who went missing on February 17 while kayaking in .

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Sports briefs: Inaugural Cape Coral triathlon is May 17
Monday, March 3, 2008

The Inaugural Cape Coral Yacht Club Triathlon will be from 7 a.

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Missing Austin man found dead in Kleberg County
Monday, March 3, 2008

The Kleberg County Police Department confirmed Friday the identification of a body found Thursday at the Padre Island National Seashore as that of an Austin man who went missing on February 17 while kayaking in .

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Sea kayaks are sweet as bro'
Monday, March 3, 2008

Just gorgeous .

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Best Women's Travel Writing 2008
Monday, March 3, 2008

The Best Women's Travel Writing 2008 is the fourth collection in our annual series guaranteed to inspire women to take their first trip-or to continue exploring the world with wit, soul, and verve, as so many .

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Welcome to CJ's Island
Monday, March 3, 2008

While kayaking down a secluded, unspoiled, beautiful stretch of the Flint River last weekend in beautiful springlike weather, I discovered an island.

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Welcome to CJ's Island
Monday, March 3, 2008

This surely is the coldest time of the year, yet Lincoln-Way anglers are itching to hit he water.

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World view
Monday, January 7, 2008

Adventurer and writer Jon Bowermaster's Oceans 8 project has brought him to each of the world's oceans and continents, and after kayaking around some of the most remote corners of the planet, he returns to his .

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Muscle men badly shaken in kayak endurance test
Monday, January 7, 2008

Paddling for up to 12 hours a day for 56 days is now taking its toll on the health of two young adventurers kayaking from Australia to New Zealand.

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Iceland's Glacial Lagoon in French Photo Magazine
Monday, January 7, 2008

Click on the picture to watch an audio slideshow of the famous Christmas lights in DalvA k, northeast Iceland, where residents compete about who has the most beautiful outdoor Christmas decorations.

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Welch savours regatta limelight
Monday, January 7, 2008

QUITE often people take up things out of sheer necessity.

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Kayaker drowns in Lake Elsinore
Monday, January 7, 2008

Everyone always asks "So what's your New Year's resolution?" And so often it's something that we half-heartedly vow to follow and we do .

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Kayakers ride whitewater into New Year
Monday, January 7, 2008

Franklin More than 40 kayakers took part in the annual New Year's Day Paddle on the Winnipesaukee River.

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Lucky escape for young tourist
Monday, December 3, 2007

A 23-year-old Canadian student has survived a potentially fatal fall in Milford Sound.

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Watch the TV Show titled "Jackson Kayak Clan" on HDTV show Nomads on December 7th
Monday, December 3, 2007

Rush HDTV station: Friday 10pm, December 7th.

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Gear for cold being sold
Monday, December 3, 2007

SIGN ON FOR ADVENTURE: Staff member Jeanette Kangas [foreground] finishes the new sign for Alpha Adventures on Alberni Street at Marine Avenue.

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Green jobs boon to outdoors
Monday, December 3, 2007

There is no doubt we live in a natural paradise, and that is all the more evidenced by the growth of outdoor recreation businesses and pursuits in the mountains.

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Body may be missing kayaker
Monday, December 3, 2007

A body that washed ashore near Zion this afternoon likely was a missing Gurnee kayaker, authorities said.

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Kayaking classes to be offered
Monday, December 3, 2007

TWO RIVERS - The Two Rives Parks and Recreation Department is offering kayaking classes this winter conducted by North East Wisconsin Paddlers Inc.

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Missing kayaker's body recovered
Tuesday, September 11, 2007

New Brunswick police are waiting for the results of an autopsy on the body of a man who disappeared during a kayaking trip on Shediac Bay last week.

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Fragments of the past turned into artworks
Tuesday, September 11, 2007

River's gift: Michael O'Reilly has photographed items he has collected during 15 years of kayaking on the Thames Pieces of porcelain make up a large part of Fragments From The Foreshore The pictures on show .

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Beach Selection Post-Arenal/Monteverde
Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Thanks for all you help thus far.

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Encourage seniors to enjoy favorite pastimes
Tuesday, September 11, 2007

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Adventures in Kentucky: Kayaking
Tuesday, September 11, 2007

"I have been based here for about three years now.

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Kayaking through Virginia's wine country
Tuesday, September 11, 2007

"You can really taste the Eastern Shore"
Kayaking does not have to be all adrenaline all the time.

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Kasilof kayaker develops carry-all accessory
Tuesday, September 11, 2007

"I did this because I wanted to take my dog for a ride and there was no way to do that with a kayak"
For those with a passion for paddling, few things are more rewarding than kayaking deep into an obscure cove, following the twists and turns of a remote river, or exploring some other out-of-the-way location.

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Kayaking reveals wonders
Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Sitting atop a sea kayak, watching the blue-green waters pass quietly under the hull and then break against the imposing rocks a few feet away, I have to remind myself: Despite appearances, we really are still .

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Versatile kayaks worth a try
Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Kayaking continues to attract more and more boaters each year than any other type of boating.

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2 Pittsburgh-Area College Students Injured During Kayak Trip
Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Rescue crews in Salem Township found six missing kayakers Thursday evening.

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Mother and daughter saved from drowning
Tuesday, August 28, 2007

"When it was all over, we hugged and they went back to what they were doing.

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Athletic Diplomacy Between Iran, US
Tuesday, August 28, 2007

"I'm really impressed by how fearless they seem.

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Rescuers Called for Three Kayakers in the Maumee River
Tuesday, August 28, 2007

"It could be moving a lot faster than it looks like it's moving.

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Xplorer: Paul Wozniak
Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Age: 32 Family: Soon-to-be-wife, Sarah, and dog, Della Occupation: Broadcasting on 99.

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One man dead after kayaking the Payette River
Wednesday, August 15, 2007

One man is dead after a kayaking accident on the Payette River in Valley County Sunday.

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No child left inside
Wednesday, August 15, 2007

'I learned what kind of bugs live in the water -- that they come out of the water and change'
It's a sunny August afternoon, and 12 pre-teens are peering into running waters of the Snake River, picking out insects on their index fingers

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Kent wants to untame the Cuyahoga
Wednesday, August 15, 2007

'We're changing the way we think about our river'
Kent, a Portage County college town, has made its mark in various ways -- from its ubiquitous black squirrels, a sprawling 23,000-student university next door and even for being named the nation's first-ever .

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Navy chopper rescues two kayakers at sea
Wednesday, August 15, 2007

'We were conducting training operations in an area in which we almost never go'
Posted on 08/15/2007 1:07:13 AM PDT by jsh3180 A Navy helicopter crew on Tuesday plucked two local residents from the ocean about 40 miles northwest of Key West after one of their kayaks overturned

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Disabled XC team paddles into winning shape
Friday, August 3, 2007

'I figured the first day would be an experience, but everything was perfect.

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Summer Camp Feature: Community members add to Skagway camp experience
Friday, August 3, 2007

'We learned how to kayak really fast and easily'
Skagway Summer Camp members take a moment from Frisbee golf to ham it up.

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Paddling the net
Friday, August 3, 2007

This is a Web site devoted to kayaking, a style of canoeing invented by the Inuit (Native Americans), who live in arctic regions of North America.

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Church sponsors kayak club
Friday, August 3, 2007

'The current pulled me into a tree, and I wasn't watching, and over I went'
In Matthew 18, Jesus said, "For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.

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Kayaker rescued from Turnagain Arm
Wednesday, August 1, 2007

'He was a half mile from the shore, out in one of the channels, flowing pretty quick.

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Blogging While Kayaking
Wednesday, August 1, 2007

Miami2Maine.

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Woman who nearly drowned in N. Umpqua leaves hospital
Wednesday, August 1, 2007

The Nebraska woman who nearly drowned in a kayaking accident on the North Umpqua River near Glide July 24 has been discharged from the hospital.

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State gets access to 51,950 acres of timberlands for $6.6 million
Wednesday, August 1, 2007

'This agreement protects this property as open space'
ALBANY, N.

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Adventures for everyone
Friday, July 27, 2007

'We do our own special training for our program'
On a damp Monday morning, with gray skies and grayer waters, about 15 students from the Merrimack Education Center are standing at the shores of Walden Pond, playing catch nearby or out on the water in a kayak.

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Gibbons calls NV tourism 'prime industry'
Friday, July 27, 2007

'In Nevada, tourism is everybody's business.

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Tampa-St. Pete area offers green spaces, kayaking and other spots to get away
Friday, July 27, 2007

'They want to come to the beach and enjoy it, but they also want to get out and have a lot of different types of experiences.

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Look at this... Wetlands Institute lineup! | Cape May County Herald
Friday, July 27, 2007

Check out all the events scheduled for the rest of the summer at Wetlands Institute in Stone Harbor.

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The thrills will sweep you away
Wednesday, June 27, 2007

'Visually, it's easier for us.

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Catch has angler all at sea
Wednesday, June 27, 2007

'It took me by surprise when it just went'
A kayaking fisherman had to be rescued in Port Alfred on Sunday after he was towed out to sea by "a very big fish or a shark", said the National Sea Rescue Institute .

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Upcoming courses at CMC Timberline
Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Join in the fun at Colorado Mountain College Timberline Campus in Leadville this summer.

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Cardiologist drowns in rapid
Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Paul Abraszewski and the other kayakers in his group had just paddled through some Class III and IV rapids but banked to study the river before attempting to navigate the first Class V, called Teller's Tube

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Ozark Mountain Rowing & Kayaking Club to hold Full Moon Paddling Trip Saturday
Wednesday, June 27, 2007

BRANSON - The Ozark Mountain Rowing & Kayaking Club invites people to participate in its Full Moon Paddling Trip at 9 p.

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Persistence pays off
Wednesday, June 27, 2007

'I had two 45-second runs to prove myself, and I didn't'
Not all that long ago, it looked as though Dan Burke's competitive kayaking career was going to end on a resoundingly sour note

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Plunging warily into Colo. kayaking
Wednesday, June 27, 2007

'Bernard Shaw said when you learn a new language, you have a new eye to see a whole new culture.

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City man in kayaking accident
Thursday, May 24, 2007

'They were about 600 yards offshore (in about 12 feet of water) when the wind and waves began to build'
A Lebanon man nearly drowned last week in a kayaking mishap off the Delaware coast, according to The Daily Times of Salisbury, Md.

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Former Earlston pupil makes a splash in Canada A former Earlston High ...
Thursday, May 24, 2007

'It's a growing sport in the UK, but at present there is little funding available for athletes'
A former Earlston High School pupil paddled her way to a bronze medal at the Freestyle Kayaking World Championships in Canada this month.

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Outdoor gear store opens
Thursday, May 24, 2007

'It's just four paddling buddies who got together to try something different'
Mandy and Ricky Odum recognized a niche in the Columbia market, and it was just the sort of funky niche that suited them.

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Father sets out to make white-water sports safer
Thursday, May 24, 2007

'I was nave to think, 'I'll unveil this inherent danger in all recreational helmets and we'll get something going,' '
After Gil Turner lost his 22-year-old son in a white-water kayaking accident on Idaho's Payette River on July 12, 1998, he considered suing the manufacturer of the helmet Lucas Turner was wearing when he died.

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Scott Winfield, right, beats out Scott Shoemaker for fifth-place...
Monday, April 23, 2007

'This is my third year competing.

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a Dozen Things to do on Dominica
Monday, April 23, 2007

While there are plenty of amazing things to see and do all across the globe, visitors to Dominica can experience enough natural beauty for a lifetime all on one small island! From majestic peaks to deep gorges .

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Take a tour of Brevard's watery wilderness
Monday, April 23, 2007

Take a tour of Brevard's watery wilderness Kayak through Cocoa Beach's Thousand Islands for relaxing wildlife viewing BY CHRIS KRIDLER FLORIDA TODAY Tranquil tourist attraction.

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IGA myth persists
Monday, April 23, 2007

'At first, we thought we were guaranteed 1,000 cfs.

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Search for kayaker turns out to be false alarm
Monday, April 23, 2007

'Her friends continued on and didn't think to look (for her) where they started'
Posted by the Asbury Park Press on 04/22/07 Post Comment NEPTUNE CITY - Police called off the search for a 25-year-old Neptune woman whose friends reported her missing on the Shark River Sunday after it turned .

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Ely woman marks milestone with boo...
Monday, April 23, 2007

Nancy Scheibe had big plans for her 50th birthday - canoeing and kayaking the Mississippi River would mark the milestone.

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Hands on, please
Thursday, March 22, 2007

TFFC's Outdoor Fools Day event set for March 31 Special to the Review Wear your fun clothes when you come to Outdoor Fools Day at the Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center March 31 - and be prepared to get your .

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FRC outdoor program a success
Thursday, March 22, 2007

Sports : FRC outdoor program a success 3-21-07 By Shannon Morrow Sports Editor A lot of attention has been paid to Feather River College sports over the past few years, but one of FRC's most successful programs .

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Youth ministry finds God in the great outdoors
Thursday, March 22, 2007

Dan Hatterer, 14, an eighth-grader at Northeastern Middle School, volunteers with Xstream Youth Ministry, which helps at-risk teens.

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Franz Josef Glacier - Franz Josef, New Zealand
Thursday, March 22, 2007

There are a few companies in Australia and New Zealand that operate bus/backpacking operations for tourists.

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Around the region
Thursday, March 22, 2007

Huckleberries Best of the INorthwest -- 3/20/07 UNDER CONSTRUCTION Three swans congregate near the edge of the Deschutes River as Greg Evans, 50, of Bend Ore.

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A tourist's guide to Mexico's Mayan gold coast
Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Sprinkled with sunshine, shimmering with white sand beaches and serenaded by the pulse of guitars, Cancun gloriously showcases Mexico's Riviera Maya.

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Outdoors hot line
Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Published: February 25, 2007 Last Modified: February 25, 2007 at 01:00 AM ASTRONOMY Learn about new telescopes at presentation outdoors Learn about computer-controlled telescopes at 7 p.

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Kayaker's last words heard at memorial
Tuesday, February 27, 2007

IN his final days as he floated alone in the Tasman Sea, kayaker Andrew McAuley conceded that he may have pushed the boundaries too far.

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Everyone into the pool now . . . in your kayaks
Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Standing at the edge of the water, Alicia DeKarz bent down to help her 9-year-old son, Jeffery Lavold, get set in his kayak.

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Languid tales of Pacific Northwest paddling
Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Published 12:00 am PST Thursday, February 22, 2007 Story appeared in SCENE section, Page E8 Touch Wood Editions "It was an idyllic morning when we floated through Burnaby Narrows, heading for the Swan Islands .

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A rafter's paradise
Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Prospects for the whitewater-rafting season are looking up.

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Valley women latching on to alternative sports
Monday, October 23, 2006

When Claudia Tamez gets on her skateboard, something gets hold of her and won't let go.

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Families invited to 'campout' in the Savannas
Monday, October 23, 2006

The St.

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Mesa vs. Surprise in water park bid
Monday, October 23, 2006

In a battle of East Valley versus West Valley, Mesa is finding itself pitted against Surprise to land a new water-sports adventure park that's projected to pump millions of dollars in profits and provide jobs to hundreds.

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South African Kayaker in Gibraltar on epic 16,000 km trip for African HIV/Aids prevention
Monday, October 23, 2006

South African Kayaker in Gibraltar on epic 16,000 km trip for African HIV/Aids prevention

Werner Stoltz - Kayaking 16000 kms to prevent Aids in AfricaWerner Stoltz is a remarkable young man who has taken the pledge to do something about HIV/AIDS in Africa.

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Riverside Park Has Two Faces
Monday, October 23, 2006

With free kayaking, many public events, a bustling boat basin, and runners, bikers and pedestrians on the move, Riverside Park is a vibrant destination - up to a point.

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Whitewater paddlers summon courage, skill to race Kentucky gorge
Monday, October 23, 2006

Gerald DeLong has paddled whitewater rapids across the country for nearly 30 years, but it's an eastern Kentucky river that courses through his veins.

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Adventure sports during Dasara'
Thursday, September 14, 2006

Adventure lovers need not be disappointed this Dasara.

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Charges Dismissed Against Kayakers'
Thursday, September 14, 2006

Charges have been dismissed against two kayakers who had been accused of operating the watercraft in a reckless and negligent manner.

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Former GH Olympian rescued by Coast Guard'
Thursday, September 14, 2006

A Grand Haven man kayaking to Milwaukee Thursday night eventually made it to his destination, only not in the way originally intended.

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Kayaker identified, death a mystery'
Thursday, September 14, 2006

The San Mateo County Coroner's Office has identified the man who died while kayaking off the coast near the Moss Beach Distillery on Monday evening as Jon Ballenger, 36, of Mountain View.

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The sleepy Tieton River becomes a late summer whitewater destination'
Thursday, September 14, 2006

Every year in early September, when the feds flip a switch at a dam upstream, the sleepy little river called the Tieton turns into a torrent, and it's party time for whitewater enthusiasts.

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Kayaker Drowns In Camden'
Thursday, September 14, 2006

Police in Camden say an elderly man would likely be alive today if he had worn a life jacket while kayaking on Megunticook Lake Wednesday.

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Fear of Flood
Friday, November 18, 2005

What would possess a group of boaters to run 24 miles of Class IV+ (V) whitewater in one day?

The fear of flood.

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High times on Canyon Creek
Friday, November 18, 2005

Canyon Creek is the Six Flags Adventure Park of Washington creeking.

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Making waves
Friday, September 30, 2005

It's not for the inexperienced, but those skilled at the extreme sport of whitewater kayaking know where to find the 'sweet spots' Maine has to offer.

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Perilous pastime
Friday, September 30, 2005

Spring runoff turns usually placid Cobbossee Stream in Gardiner into a beast %97 and draws thrill-seeking kayakers.

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Happy together
Friday, September 30, 2005

The Pemaquid Paddlers welcome all to join them on their group paddling trips.

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Going ultralight on the water
Friday, September 30, 2005

Given the limited storage in kayaks and that loaded canoes travel worse, it makes sense to lighten up.

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My second wost swim
Monday, August 29, 2005

After the first big rains of the season we headed up north to check out the Clear Fork and the Ohanapecosh, and I was looking forward to running the 'Ohane' for the first time.

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Chainsaws and Creekboats..
Monday, August 29, 2005

We were determined to get an early run down Upper Quartzville this year, but we had heard about a large logjam blocking the road one mile downstream from the put-in.

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Fear of Flood
Monday, August 29, 2005

What would possess a group of boaters to run 24 miles of Class IV+ (V) whitewater in one day?

The fear of flood.

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Making waves
Friday, July 22, 2005

It's not for the inexperienced, but those skilled at the extreme sport of whitewater kayaking know where to find the 'sweet spots' Maine has to offer.

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Perilous pastime
Friday, July 22, 2005

Spring runoff turns usually placid Cobbossee Stream in Gardiner into a beast %97 and draws thrill-seeking kayakers.

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Happy together
Friday, July 22, 2005

The Pemaquid Paddlers welcome all to join them on their group paddling trips.

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Going ultralight on the water
Friday, July 22, 2005

Given the limited storage in kayaks and that loaded canoes travel worse, it makes sense to lighten up.

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Choosing a boat to treat spring fever
Wednesday, June 1, 2005

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Soul lifting spring sunshine and warmth as well as strong water flows have recently passed and the closest I've come to paddling is sanding gunwales and replacing a bow seat.

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Making waves
Wednesday, June 1, 2005

Brian Gehan rides a wave in his kayak on the Sheepscot River in Alna.

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Perilous pastime
Wednesday, June 1, 2005

PERILOUS PASTIME: Adrian Beaudoin of Sidney paddles through a whitewater rapid on Cobbossee Stream in Gardiner on Sunday.

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Getting Started in Kayaking
Wednesday, June 1, 2005

HANK ANDOLSEK has been kayaking for 10 years.

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Kayaking in Colombia, Part 2
Wednesday, April 6, 2005

Many long-time visitors to my site have read about Mauricio, a kayaker who has pioneered the sport in Colombia.

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Shuffling
Wednesday, April 6, 2005

Long-time visitors to my site remember when I broke my back running Spirit Falls on the Little White Salmon, an accident I emerged somewhat shorter and a little wiser from (well, maybe not wiser, but definitely shorter.

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Vicious Fish
Wednesday, April 6, 2005

I guess names aren't important here, so I'll call myself Joe and my accomplice on this particular adventure 'Ed'.

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Chainsaws and Creekboats..
Wednesday, April 6, 2005

We were determined to get an early run down Upper Quartzville this year, but we had heard about a large logjam blocking the road one mile downstream from the put-in.

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Fear of Flood
Wednesday, April 6, 2005

What would possess a group of boaters to run 24 miles of Class IV+ (V) whitewater in one day?

The fear of flood.

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Lessons, trips %97 and of course, the coast %97 woo fans of kayaking
Monday, March 14, 2005

Peaks Island- Richard Shaw has sliced through drenching two foot swells that made his heard pound and his muscles ache.

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Liquid Serenity
Monday, March 14, 2005

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BELGRADE LAKES -- It seems a little silly that after owning a kayak for three years I'd never taken it to any of the nearby Belgrade lakes.

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Kayak incident chilling safety reminder
Monday, March 14, 2005

A week ago when a pair of kayakers got stuck on a beautiful day trying to paddle against the tide off the coast of Kennebunk, it surprised local fire chief Stephen Nichols.

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Delmarva Retreat 2005
Tuesday, February 8, 2005

This is one of the first all-Greenland events in the United States and the best known event of its type.

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2005 Greenland National Kayaking Championship
Tuesday, February 8, 2005

The Greenland Kayaking Association welcomes kayakers from all countries and of all skill levels to participate in this event.

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East Coast Canoe and Kayak Festival
Tuesday, February 8, 2005

"This 15th annual event is a full weekend immersed in the history, technique, hands-on experience and FUN of canoeing and kayaking.

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Florida Gulf Coast Sea Kayak Symposium 2005
Tuesday, February 8, 2005

"This instructional symposium will give all of you an opportunity to meet, paddle and enjoy the company of an outstanding group of accomplished speakers, coaches and expedition leaders.

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New Grand Canyon Plan!
Wednesday, November 17, 2004

The Park Service is accepting public comment on a its draft Grand Canyon management plan.

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Canada Slated to Host World Championships
Wednesday, November 17, 2004

At the Freestyle World Championships this January in Australia, the International Freestyle Committee is expected to announce the 2007 Worlds will be hosted by Canada on the Ottawa River.

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Getting Started in Kayaking
Wednesday, November 17, 2004

HANK ANDOLSEK has been kayaking for 10 years.

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Access Is Threatened
Wednesday, November 17, 2004

If you think access to your favorite put-in or take-out is guaranteed forever, you had better reconsider.

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A Man And His Kayak
Monday, November 8, 2004

My first story is not for the faint of heart.

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Day by Day - Kayaking Along the Coast of Crete
Monday, November 8, 2004

Greece, and especially Crete, have been tugging at me as spring turns to summer.

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A kayaking story I'd forgotten to include earlier
Monday, November 8, 2004

As clueless beginners, we naturally pressed Matt for the scariest whitewater disaster stories he knew before we hit the first rapid.

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First tour of 2001 in Jonston Strait
Monday, November 8, 2004

The Spirit of the West Adventures gang just returned from 5 marvelous days of Kayaking in Johnstone strait.

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Crazy Pilots and Smiles
Monday, November 8, 2004

Holy smokes! This dude is crazy.

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Another Crazy Beaver
Wednesday, August 18, 2004

IIn 2001 I had just finished a 300+ hour restoration job on one of my wood canvas Oldtown canoes.

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Packing for an Overnight Trip
Wednesday, August 18, 2004

There's no way around it; multi-night paddling trips are one of life's great pleasures.

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Test Driving A Kayak
Wednesday, August 18, 2004

I have been to a number of kayaking events over the last three months where numerous kayaks have been purchased.

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Beyond Stroking: Messing About in Boats
Wednesday, August 18, 2004

A Note to the Reader''This is the third of three related columns.

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Smoothing It
Wednesday, August 18, 2004

We do not go to the green woods and crystal waters to rough it, we go to smooth it.

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The Things We Carry
Wednesday, August 18, 2004

In or out of the water, canoes and kayaks are elegant objects.

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Kayaking in Colombia
Thursday, July 15, 2004

Many long-time visitors to my site have read about Mauricio, a kayaker who has pioneered the sport in Colombia.

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My second worst swim
Thursday, July 15, 2004

After the first big rains of the season we headed up north to check out the Clear Fork and the Ohanapecosh, and I was looking forward to running the 'Ohane' for the first time.

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High Times on Canyon Creek
Thursday, July 15, 2004

Canyon Creek is the Six Flags Adventure Park of Washington creeking.

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Fear of Flood
Thursday, July 15, 2004

Runnin' from Flood on the Illinois: February 2004

What would possess a group of boaters to run 24 miles of Class IV+ (V) whitewater in one day?

The fear of flood.

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Shuffling
Friday, June 25, 2004

Long-time visitors to my site remember when I broke my back running Spirit Falls on the Little White Salmon, an accident I emerged somewhat shorter and a little wiser from (well, maybe not wiser, but definitely shorter.

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Vicious fish
Friday, June 25, 2004

I guess names aren't important here, so I'll call myself Joe and my accomplice on this particular adventure 'Ed'.

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A class ten swim
Friday, June 25, 2004

I'm always amazed at how thin the line between good and bad can be, or how quickly things can go out of control.

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Chainsaws and Creekboats..
Friday, June 25, 2004

We were determined to get an early run down Upper Quartzville this year, but we had heard about a large logjam blocking the road one mile downstream from the put-in.

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The wind in your sails
Friday, June 25, 2004

Life is a funny thing; it's a pisser no doubt.

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Kayakabunga
Friday, June 25, 2004

The kayaking season on the West Coast has a cycle, at least for those in my paddling circle, which evolves but never ends.

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2004 Australian Canoe Marathon Teams Announced
Monday, May 3, 2004

2004 Australian Canoe Marathon Teams Announced
28 April 2004
Australian Canoeing'
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All'World Championship Marathon'Teams travelling to international competitions have now been announced.

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Water access is limited
Tuesday, March 2, 2004

If you think access to your favorite put-in or take-out is guaranteed forever, you had better reconsider.

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Paddlin' man
Friday, February 13, 2004

WALPOLE %97 The trip to Super Bowl XXIII in Miami was the first time Ken Fink went far afield with his collapsible kayak in a big, black bag on his back.

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Choose an activity:Go
Friday, February 13, 2004

Do you enjoy sea kayaking along Maine's spectacular coastline, but prefer a cozy bed to a sleeping bag? Do you like to visit beautiful offshore islands, but want to minimize your impact on these fragile treasures? Would you like to camp on public islands, but worry that you'll arrive at your intended destination to find the camping spots filled?

If you answered "yes!" to any of these questions, consider staying at one of Maine's many coastal lodgings instead of island camping on your next overnight kayaking trip.

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Paddlin' man
Friday, February 13, 2004

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Paddling Clubs in Danger
Friday, January 16, 2004

The Yonkers Paddling and Rowing Club, a direct descendant of the Yonkers Canoe Club, founded in 1886, is being threatened with eviction from its home on the Hudson River by its landlord, Westchester County.

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Endangered Parks for Kayakers
Friday, January 16, 2004

The National Parks Conservation Association has just released a list of the 10 Most Endangered National Parks, and several places near and dear to paddlers' hearts are on the list.

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Protecting the Ocean
Thursday, December 4, 2003

Imagine a network of fully protected marine reserves along the Pacific Coast of the United States, where creatures such as the Lion's Mane jelly fish, shown here, and other marine animals can thrive forever.

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Paddlers prepare for Olympics
Thursday, December 4, 2003

American paddlers hoping to compete in the 2004 Olympics this August in Athens, Greece, face a grueling preparation period with lots of uncertainty over the next few months.

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Cambria to Cayucos, Sunday October 26th
Tuesday, September 23, 2003

Join Mike Brown and John Petersen for a Central Coast Paddle - Cambria to Cayucos Pier -- about 15-17 miles one way.

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Anacapa Island Regatta Open Water
Tuesday, September 23, 2003

The Channel Islands Rowing Club will hold the first annual Anacapa Island Regatta Open Water (A.

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Greenland-style guru has died
Tuesday, September 23, 2003

"Johnny Appleseed" of Greenland-style kayaking has died

The Greenland kayaking movement in North America lost its Johnny Appleseed with the passing away in July of John Heath at the age of 80.

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Ocean Protection
Tuesday, September 23, 2003

Imagine a network of fully protected marine reserves along the Pacific Coast of the United States, where creatures such as the Lion's Mane jelly fish, shown here, and other marine animals can thrive forever.

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