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Playak Weekly Digest - week 41, 2017
Playak Weekly Digest
The world's top paddling news in week 41, 2017.
Jackson Kayak Feather Fest 2017
Jackson Kayak - For years now, my family and I have been making the 3.5 hour haul from Carson City to the Feather River Canyon near Chico, California, for one of my favorite events of the year, the Feather River Festival. I have always had a deep bond with the canyon.
American Rivers Legislative Overreach Aims to Thwart Salmon Recovery
American Rivers - Time is running out for what were once the largest salmon and steelhead runs on the planet – the magnificent runs of the Columbia River Basin in the Pacific Northwest.  And now politicians are attempting to stand in the way of science and salmon recovery.
American Rivers The Middle Fork Flathead Protected and Threatened
American Rivers - This guest blog by Ben Long is a part of our America’s Most Endangered Rivers® series on the Middle Fork Flathead River.
Palm Blogs October's Sickline Whitewater Race 2017 Competition Report
Palm Blogs - Sun’s out, guns out! It’s getting busy on the race course. The water level dropped and everyone wants to get their last training laps done. I just went for a quick session in the morning and tried to relax a bit and dry my gear in the sun before going to the safety check (helmets and PFDs) and registration.
Palm Blogs Freestyle Kayaking World Championships - San Juan, Argentina
Palm Blogs - The World Championships in Freestyle Kayaking will take place between 27 November to 2 December in San Juan, Argentina. In this short post, you’ll find out about my previous experience at the World Championships and learn what to expect.
Jackson Kayak Pedal vs Paddle – Can’t We All Just Get Along?
Jackson Kayak - There have been an influx of pedal drive players to the kayak fishing market over the past few years. Folks swore up one side and down another that they’d never be in a pedal-propelled kayak but changed their tune as new players entered the field.
Canoe Kayak Field Tested: NRS Pivot Drysuit - A Comfortable Back-Zip Drysuit at an Appealing Price Point
Canoe Kayak - Last fall, NRS released the Pivot Drysuit. Though it shares many similarities with its cousin, the Crux, the major change is that, on the Pivot, NRS has placed the zipper on the back across the shoulders. Now, the primary advantage to this system is that less water will enter your boat through the double tunnel than with a front-zip suit.
Canoe Kayak There’s no better time than now to make your long-distance kayak trip a reality
Canoe Kayak - Fifty-seven-year-old paddling enthusiast Cathy Mumford proves that when it comes to making a long journey happen, the best boat is the one you own and the right time is now. Cathy is the first women to through-paddle the 740-mile Northern Forest Canoe Trail, that too solo in 2017, let’s hear her on long distance paddling and get inspired,
Log of Ibi Big Bend Camping
Log of Ibi - Big Bend Campground, Canton Lake, OK We had reserved a space at Big Bend Campground, on Canton Lake, OK, for a week to give the granddaughters one last hoorah before starting back to school.   The RV had not been out of the shed all summer between of the extreme heat and Jean being sick much of the time.   Now was our time for a little rest and relaxation.  
The Paddler ezine Featuring Jason Self who found a way to make a living doing what he loves - Sea Kayaking
The Paddler ezine - Here is the journey of Jason Self who took up sea kayaking and is now making a living doing what he loves sea kayaking. He did not grow up to take up paddling, he grew exposed to music and entered music business which was doing well. However, he wanted to immerse in Nature and he could manage to do this completely at 2013 and now he is making a living being a sea kayaker and is loving it. Let’s hear his story from the man himself.
Angling International Kayak Angler’s owe thanks to this man for his contribution to the sport fishing industry
Angling International - After decades of service both on Capitol Hill advocating for fisheries resource conservation and management and as the leader for the recreational fishing industry’s trade association, the American Sportfishing Association’s (ASA) President and CEO, Mike Nussman, has announced that he will retire as of March 31, 2018. Nussman has contributed a lot for the sport fishing industry with his various programs on Fisheries Conservation management and promotion of recreational boating and fishing, he would be missed.
Log of Ibi Another Day of Storms
Log of Ibi - The rig at Big Bend. The sun was well up when Mother Nature’s alarm clock (birds in the cedars behind me) woke me up.  
International Rafting Federation Brazil Open Men Seem Unbeatable!
International Rafting Federation - Another wonderful sunny day in the Koboke Gorge on the Yoshino River. The last day of the competition was reserved for the king amongst all of the disciplines – Downriver.
Frogma 2 Years Ago Today
Frogma - This photo was actually exactly one month after two years ago today - November 8th, 2015. Two years ago today, I had a mastectomy. I'd had the best trip to Oahu for my 30th high school reunion at the end of July. I think it was just a week or two later that I found a lump. It did turn out to be cancer.
Am. Whitewater New Study Reveals Importance of Public Lands Recreation to NC Economy
Am. Whitewater - Nantahala and Pisgah National Forests gives opportunities for various kinds of outdoor recreation to people from paddling, climbing, mountain biking you can do your kind of adventure. Here is a study on how much these outdoor recreation activities benefit the economy of the NC with revenues and jobs. Just shows that preserving rivers, forests and Nature has loads of benefits both for people's well being and economy.
Athletes with top online media coverage in October
1. Kai Lenny
2. Nouria Newman
3. Aniol Serrasolses
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