Category: Kayaking

Merced River in Yosemite National Park now open to paddlers!

The Merced Wild and Scenic River Final Comprehensive Management Plan and Environmental Impact Statement was released in February 2014.  The plan covers the more than 80 miles of Merced River that is within the Yosemite National Park and El Portal Administrative Site and is to serve as the framework to protect and manage river usage over then next …

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Joe Pikul’s Cedar Strip Prospector

I’ve got a soft spot in my heart for wooden canoes and kayaks.  Especially those of the cedar strip variety.  It takes quite a bit of work, and some serious fabrication skills to get a boat to look just right. Katie McKy has posted over at Canoe & Kayak about a builder named Joe Pikul …

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Kayaking – Whales put on show off California coast

California sea kayakers are getting up-close and personal with humpback and grey whales, Tom Stienstra reports for SFGate: The kayakers floated on a calm sea, quiet and nearly motionless – and yet were edgy at what might happen next. In the next moment, a 40-foot humpback whale rose up through the surface alongside the paddlers, its …

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