Crew blazing new trails in Canada
Canoe and Kayak magazine correspondents Pete Marshall, Winchell Delano, Steve Keaveny, and Matt Harren are currently paddling 2,600 miles across Canada’s northern territories (Yukon, Northwest Territories, and Nunavut) as part of their mission to raise awareness about conservation and create new routes for paddlers. It looks like the crew recently made its way up the Mackenzie River and across the Great Slave Lake in the Northwest Territories. “Though the landscape was not as spectacular as what we had seen, it was as though the earth we experienced in the Yukon and on the Nahanni [River] lent its spectacle of snowy peaks and valleys to heaven. Almost every afternoon we would see clouds amass and form mountain ranges of enormous thunderheads that dwarfed our surroundings and us. Thunder, and then bursts of lightning, was a late-afternoon norm. Somewhere on the muddy banks, with our boats tucked in the reeds, we would huddle in the brush as rain and lightning ripped across the river,” Marshall wrote. To read the full dispatch and view a gallery of photos, click here. And be sure to check back with Canoe and Kayak to see how the crew fares as winter approaches.
Photo courtesy Canoe and Kayak, Marshall
Powder magazine debuts October issue
Powder magazine‘s October issue is out, and it includes stories on the powder rangers at the Sugar Bowl Resort in Lake Tahoe, pro skier David Wise, skiing the Tokachi Volcanic Range in Japan, and much more. “We had questions. About the steaming calderas, geothermal hot springs, avalanches, the Arctic air blowing off the Sea of Japan,” wrote Powder’s Porter Fox about his trip to Japan. “I pushed my ski pole through layers of crust in the snowpack, trying to find something that might slide. Do the hot springs vent through the snow? Do they weaken the layers? Do you remember those ski patrollers who fell into the lava tube? ‘No,’ Powder Mike said. ‘They died.’” To view a preview video of the issue, click here, or to purchase a digital issue to find out what happened to Fox, click here.
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Surfing magazine arranges duel
Surfing magazine‘s October issue is also out, and it’s centered around a duel between pro surfers Jordy Smith of South Africa and Julian Wilson of Australia. The two are currently in Lower Trestles, California, for the Hurley Pro, but for the duel Surfing sent the duo to Reunion Island in the Indian Ocean. “Jords and Jules go blow for blow in a surfing duel to the death. Except neither of them dies. Does that mean they both win?” Surfing magazine asks in a teaser for the issue. To watch a video preview of the issue, click here. To purchase a digital issue, click here.
Click the photo above to watch a video preview of the issue. Cover shot by Ryan Miller.