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The 2018 Packraft Roundup

When you can put your boat and your paddle in your backpack, the world is your oyster. Packrafts – ultralight, ultra-packable inflatable rafts – have been quietly revolutionizing backcountry travel in Alaska and the Rocky Mountain stat ...

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Kayak Fishing

Eric Schrock: Remembering my Dad

This video is very special and sentimental to me as my dad was the photographer and he has passed away. He was my best fishing partner and together we grew in this sport. I couldn’t wait to share what I had learned from each fishing trip if he wasn’t with me, so in that essence I was never alone. My dad loved to fish as I ...

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General

Jim Baird Adventurer

Werner Paddles is excited to announce their inaugural canoe team athlete — Jim Baird. You may be familiar with Jim, and his brother Ted, as the season 4 winners of History Channel’s TV show ...

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SUP

3 Reasons to try SUP Yoga

I've been around paddlers and yogis for over 20 years and I've heard 'hardcore' paddlers make fun of SUP yoga and yogis treat it as a novelty fad. I always say: 'Don't dis it until you've tried it!' BTW, why is it so easy for humans to dis stuff we haven't tried? The health, body and wellnes ...

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SUP

Stand Up Paddling with Gators

While taking a day off from training for the upcoming season, I decided to take a walk on the wild side-paddling with gators. Myakka State Park in Florida is home to what is known as the Deep Hole, o ...

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Working toward a Wild & Scenic Nooksack River

The North Cascade Mountains in Washington State are defined by their majestic beauty—wild forests, wild rivers, and stunning vistas. The jewel of North Puget Sound, the Nooksack River, is the backbone of Bellingham and ...

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Kayak TouringGeneral

Winter Circumnavigation of Vancouver Island

Late last summer, I came up with a wild, ambitious idea: attempt a winter circumnavigation Vancouver Island. As far as I could tell, it had not been done before. While planning I had tracked down a couple people who h ...

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Whitewater Kayaking

South Fork Salmon Love

The South Fork of the Salmon is remote. It pulls us back as often as we can to paddle its pristine waters with a draw that for me is unparalleled in the US. The true wilderness experience we fin ...

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Whitewater Kayaking

Jackson-Troutman Grand Canyon Trip

Written by: Emily Jackson-Troutman “You’ll never guess what?! We got another Grand Canyon Permit!!! Are you interested?” "Um of course I am interested!" “K because the launch date is in two weeks….”   This was the beginning of ...

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Whitewater Kayaking

Tested By Earth, Wind and Fire

In the spring 1998 I entered the river for my first strokes in a kayak. Somewhere downstream Colorado waves still swollen from melting snow caught me from the side and I capsized. I composed myself to a C to C technique that I had practiced dozen’s of times in the lake and let that rehearsal play out in cold muddy water. Seconds ...

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Kayak Fishing

Ultimate Performance for Kayak Fishing

Spending time on the water in pursuit of your favorite species of fish is ultimately what matters. Knowing that each cast could be met with an electrifying tug is what motivates us all to make the time to get out th ...

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Whitewater Kayaking

White Nile River Dream by Cat Hardman

As kayakers, we know Africa for its big whitewater and epic play waves. Since I was a little kid, I have dreamed of going to the White Nile in Uganda. After wanting to go to this river for years, I finally got to go with World Class Kayak Academy. At the end of October, I hopped on a plane and headed to Uganda. I was stoked. &nbs ...

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