Archive | People RSS feed for this section

Calling all Paddling Clubs

2 Feb

Give your volunteer project a boost this year! Are you planning  a riverbank cleanup? Or working on new water trails? The ACA and L.L. Bean sponsors paddling clubs every year with the Club Fostered Stewardship (CFS) Grant Program. Grant requests are due Feb 12 so get your club motivated and get your applications in right […]

Taking the Anti-mining Message to Washington DC by Canoe

4 Feb

Dave and Amy Freeman have had many wilderness adventures together, but this one was different — they would begin in Ely, Minnesota, on the edge of the Boundary Waters, and travel to our nation’s capital by canoe to drive the message home — mining is a threat to canoe country wilderness. Along the way they […]

Event: Paddle the Far North

22 Mar

Join other canoeists and sea kayakers and follow your dreams of paddling the remote far north. Enjoy slide/video presentations by the pros on paddling in Alaska, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, and more…

Honoring canoe expert and conservationist Ralph Frese

12 Dec

We knew Ralph Frese as “Mr. Canoe.” The paddling community is remembering Ralph Frese, as he passed away on December 10, at age 86. Some of us knew him as the owner of the Chicagoland Canoe Base shop at Irving and Narragansett, he designed beautiful watercraft for all types of canoeists – from 30 foot […]

Replinger Honored for Introducing Girls to Canoeing

16 Nov

Replinger Honored for Introducing Girls to Canoeing

The publisher of Bound for the Barrens has been honored for introducing girls to the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness during the 1960s. At the time she had the opportunity to take boys into the BWCA, and she asked the Outward Bound board if she could take a group of girls canoeing. According to a […]

Water Explorer Making Waves with Kayak Crossing from California to Hawaii

19 Jul

Water Explorer Making Waves with Kayak Crossing from California to Hawaii

Aptly named explorer Wave Vidmar is making waves in the paddling world and the general media for his upcoming solo journey from California to Hawaii–by kayak.

Sub Arctic River Adventure 2012: Lynx Lake to Hudson Bay

5 Jul

Brian Johnston, Far North contributor, has once again headed for the far north with paddle in hand. He’ll be joining a crew of eight paddlers Read More…

Video: Becky Mason demonstrates how to paddle a canoe with the Sculling Draw stroke

14 Feb

Instructor Becky Mason demonstrates the simple and handy Sculling Draw stroke – an essential for any solo canoe paddler. More…