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Playak Weekly Digest - week 51, 2017
Playak Weekly Digest
The world's top paddling news in week 51, 2017.
The Next Horizon Line Exploring the white waters of the Olympic National Park
The Next Horizon Line - One of the regions neither of us had ever been to before this trip was the Olympic Peninsula of Washington. It was finally time to go explore the lush hidden canyons filled with supposedly scary and at times unportageable whitewater that fall from the glaciated peaks high in the Olympic National Park. First on the list was the Grand Canyon of the Elwha.
International Rivers We Will Fight Until We Die, We Will Not Leave
International Rivers - The rivers of Southeast Asia are increasingly threatened by the construction of cascades of large dams, which will irreversibly alter the ecology of the rivers, block crucial fish migration routes and resettle hundreds of thousands of families.
International Rivers Reflections on Chinese Companies’ Global Investments in the Hydropower Sector Between 2006-2017
International Rivers - The Chinese government has prioritized the hydropower sector since the 1999 Going Out strategy . During this period, Chinese companies and Chinese banks have become the biggest builders and financiers in global dam building.
American Rivers A Visual Journey of the Proposed Nooksack Wild & Scenic River
American Rivers - The North Cascade Mountains in Washington State are defined by their majestic beauty wild forests, wild rivers, and stunning vistas.
American Rivers A Bill introduced to protect the East Rosebud Creek - Montana
American Rivers - Representative Greg Gianforte (R), Montana’s lone congressman, introduced legislation to protect East Rosebud Creek as Montana’s next Wild & Scenic River. If it passes, East Rosebud Creek will be Montana’s first new Wild & Scenic Riverin over 40 years. This is great news, let’s thank and give suggestions for making other measures for the good of Montana’s Rivers.
Palm Blogs Balkan Rivers Tour Destination Guide – Part 4
Palm Blogs - The Morača River, cradled by rugged mountains of Montenegro, is the main focus of the second Balkan Rivers Tour.
Palm Blogs Winter in Spain – Cantabria
Palm Blogs - Cantabria, one of the best winter whitewater destinations in Spain. When the winter starts in Sort, all the rivers run dry, the cold gets into your bones and the snow starts falling, so  it’s time to move and lets chase some whitewater! The season in Cantabria starts with the first snow, so we decided to go and run some classic rivers.
Canoe Kayak Unexpected outcomes at this year’s competitive Freestyle World Championships
Canoe Kayak - Deep in the mountains of Argentina, the best of the best descended upon the town of San Juan hoping for a chance to achieve glory at the 2017 ICF Freestyle World Championships. While big air, huge moves, electrifying rides, and record-breaking performances have become the norm at this competition, surprise upsets in the senior freestyle kayak events made these championships one to remember.
Traversing Portager Ornament
Traversing - These portager ornaments are handcrafted from cherry (the same as your gunwales or paddle!) by us and each have a unique grain and look.We have made a very limited amount for the holiday season.
Traversing Canoe expediton adventure paddlers at this most loved Symposium - Ontario
Traversing - Next year’s Kitchener Waterloo Canoe Symposium has 6 great speakers who are canoe expedition lovers and have great experiences in canoe paddling in wilderness. They are going to share their stories at the symposium. Check out these paddler personalities here and get inspired for water adventures next year.
Gary Engberg Outdoors Attractive prize money and for high school anglers in this kayak fishing tournament
Gary Engberg Outdoors - For high school anglers, here is a tournament coming in June where they would spend three days gathered along 300 miles of the Arkansas River from the Oklahoma border to the Mississippi River. There’s impressive cash prizes for them too in this tournament which is the State’s largest amateur fishing tournament.
Am. Whitewater National Monument Reductions reduce protections to precious whitewater resources
Am. Whitewater - Recently, President Trump had announced his intentions to reduce in size Bears Ears National Monument by 85% and Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument by nearly half. This reduces the protections these monuments offered to many whitewater resources in the region. American Whitewater the Organisation that works to protect,restore and celebrate the rivers, evaluates how this reduction would negatively impact the whitewater resources in this region of the United States.
Canoe Kayak 3 Organisations that make a difference in the angler community - support them!!
Canoe Kayak - This is a season of given and it’s good to give something to those Organisations who do excellent work for the angler community. Here are 3 such Organisations, check them out and if you want to give and support them, do so.
Canoe Roots Most Popular Canoeroots Stories Of 2017
Canoe Roots - It’s been a great year of paddling. But did you miss out on our most popular stories of 2017?
Jackson Kayak High Water at the Futaleufu
Jackson Kayak - It snowed a lot in the Andes this winter and now that means high water for the paddling season in Chile! I write from the Futaleufu.
Athletes with top online media coverage in December
1. Kai Lenny
2. Ryan McAvoy
3. Mo Freitas
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