Making the (5,000) Miles Count – Sea kayaker Rich Brand discusses his 2017 Captured Heartbeats expedition on the ‘Great Loop’ around eastern North America

Checking in with sea kayaker Rich Brand on his journey to paddle the 5,000-mile Great Loop around the eastern half of North America.

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Doug Tompkins, Life and Legacy – Doug Tompkins spent his life exploring and protecting wild places, becoming the world’s foremost conservationist. When a sudden wind overturned his kayak on a cold Chilean Lake, a young man he groomed to carry on his legacy was the only one close enough to help.

When a sudden wind overturned the renowned conservationist’s kayak on a cold Chilean Lake, a young man he groomed to carry on his legacy was the only one close enough to help.

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The Secret History of the Green – How a remote and intimidating stretch of North Carolina river became a whitewater paddling mecca

Unraveling the ‘clandestine’ discovery of North Carolina’s storied Green River Narrows, from ‘three kick-ass ladies’ back to the Grandfather of the Green to the unknown curious few who came before.

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Traci Lynn Martin’s record chase, down to the wire on the Great Lakes – 250 miles from an ambitious single-season distance paddling world record

Having already circumnavigated lakes Michigan, Superior and Huron, Traci Lynn Martin closes within 250 miles of her goal to set a world record for distance paddled on a surfski in a single season.

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Fluid Transitions for Veterans – Veterans and outdoor industry professionals float Big Bend National Park to answer one question: How to hire more vets

Words and photography by Morgan Mason The sparse desert landscape fills the horizon. Limestone canyon walls erupt 1,500 feet up from the banks of the meandering Rio Grande, the aquatic border between the United States and Mexico. Here in Big Bend National Park, 10 U.S. military veterans are soaking it in, spending time wisely. The

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