In the second week of August 1869, John Wesley Powell and his crew of eight—down one man who departed after the Canyon of Lodore—camped for a few days at the Little Colorado River. Today, this tributary in the Grand Canyon is best known for summer rafters who swim through turquoise waters when the creek is low. But during Powell’s expedition, the monsoon was in full effect and the LCR was running high and brown…
A plan B in Sacramento leads to an unexpected Weekend Expedition
As the three of us pushed off into the American River near the Nimbus Fish Hatchery, there was a slight hue of smoke to the pale sky. The result of late-summer forest fires still lingering across northern California. As summers went, mine had been full of plan Bs. Only a few months before, the motor on my ’99 Taco blew up on a cross-country road trip. My wife and I found ourselves semi-stranded in my hometown, a familiar land full of strangely expensive used vehicles…
Like plenty of stories, this one begins with winning a launch date for the Grand Canyon. Where this story maybe takes a sharp turn was finding a kayak that I could cram a bunch of books inside…
Mary Shelley traversed glaciers, sailed Alpine lakes, and climbed peaks, taking notes every step of the way.
This year marks the 200th anniversary of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein. Published in 1818, when she was only 20 years old, her celebrated novel is about an arrogant scientist who comes to despise his hideous yet sentient creation. But through countless adaptations, Mary’s most-famous story has become just as misunderstood and distorted as Victor Frankenstein’s so-called “monster.”
A Weekend Expedition that redefines a classic North Carolina run
Searching for Forrest Fenn’s Treasure on the Arkansas River in Colorado.
“I’ll tell you where that treasure is,” declared a local fella at the bar.
Me and my best buddies were in the mountains of Colorado. And our conversation had all the implications of a cowboy film–with a few exceptions…
How many ways can you paddle this iconic river canyon on the John Wesley Powell route in northeastern Utah?
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The search begins for a new Colorado River adventure on the John Wesley Powell Route in Canoe & Kayak’s new series chasing two-day paddling adventures
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