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Gear Guide 2012: Necky Looksha 17 Polymer Sea Kayak

A versatile 17x4 cruiser with plenty of storage space.

Gear Review: Yakima RackandRoll 78

A trailer-like rack that holds up to four kayaks.

Gear Review: Sea Eagle 370 Inflatable Canoe

An inflatable kayak that paddles well

International Multisport Meccas: Sardinia, Italy

Test your scrambling skills–plus sea kayak, rock climb, and scuba dive the Gulf of Orosei Coast.

Quick Fix: Apostle Islands

You don't need a boat to see this spectacular national lakeshore. Here's how to explore the best of its bluffs and beaches by foot (and paddle).

Canoes: All Aboard!

Some of the country's best wilderness is accessible only by boat. To help you get there, our testers picked the top canoes in six key categories.

Start Smart: Team Paddling

Improve your speed and efficiency by synchronizing your strokes.

PERFECT DAY: Olympic National Park

In the Elwha Valley, tidal rivers collide with towering old-growth forests, creating an outsized multisport playground. You'll need a bike, a kayak, and a boatload of stamina to join Sara Gagnon, an area native and co-owner of Adventures Through Kayaking, on this rollicking tour.

Float the Green River

View redrock cliffs and spires as you float through Stillwater Canyon in Utah's Canyonlands National Park.

Boat Review: Custom Inflatables Thrillkat

Want to impress friends and family? Strap this baby to your pack.

Raft Review: Alpacka Rafts

These boats are so light they redefine where you can paddle

Utah, Glen Canyon

Receding water levels mean more miles of choice desert hiking and kayaking.

Maryland, Blackwater River

Hiking And Kayaking Russia's Lake Baikal

Visitors to Siberia's Lake Baikal encounter endless coastline, brown bears, and exotic hiking to last a lifetime.

Kayaking Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula

Endless varieties of coral and birds await when you kayak the blue waters of Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula.

Different Strokes: Paddling Techniques For Hikers

For a different wilderness experience, try floating down the river in a kayak or canoe.

Paddling Skills

Take your hike into the river with these paddling, kayaking and boating tips.

Raptors Rule Wisconsin's Turtle-Flambeau Waterway

Paddle Wisconsin's Turtle-Flambeau waterway, watch the aerial show, and lay claim to your own island.

Florida's Big Cypress: Wade This Way

In Florida's Big Cypress National Preserve, you'll walk on water -- almost.

Kayaking Lake Powell's Glen Canyon

The hidden side of a watery Utah playground.

Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness

A watery paradise, a hiker's secret.

Wisconsin's Brule River State Forest

Wisconsin's Brule River has great rivers galore -- just don't lose your uncle's canoe.

Sea Kayaking: Putting Paddle To Water

Sea kayaking might not be difficult, but follow these tips to make the most of your ocean voyages.

Alaska's Glaciers: Going With The Floes

When gently paddling amidst the mini-icebergs that grace Prince William Sound, you ponder one question: why walk?

Juan Of A Kind: Vancouver's Juan de Fuca Marine Trail

Vancouver's Juan de Fuca Marine Trail offers the best of both worlds in a challenging and surprising 29-mile ramble.

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