Photo Gallery: Patagonia’s Glacial Lakes by Sea Kayak – Exploring the magic of Chilean Patagonia’s glacial lakes and fjords before it’s too late

My toes were frozen from hours of lining in the near-freezing water. My hands were cut and bleeding from rope burn and scrambles over sharp boulders. My nose was burning in the sun despite white zinc across my skin. But beneath that was a satisfied smile. I had done it!

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The Whale Whisperer – Kayak Guide and Photographer Vince Shay Gets Up Close and Personal with Whales in California

Kayak Guide and Photographer Vince Shay Gets Up Close and Personal with Whales in California

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Paddling Beyond Portland – A Journey From City to Coast

An Oregon kayak guide explores beyond the city limits, tracing the Willamette River to the terminus of the Columbia, paddling from Portland to Astoria.

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Editors’ Picks: Best of 2017 – C&K’s editors and contributors pick their favorite stories from the past year

C&K’s editors and contributors pick their favorite stories from the past year, including noteworthy breaking news pieces, survival epics, story series and one particular illustrated oddity.

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Readers’ Picks: C&K’S Top 10 Stories of 2017 – A rundown of your favorite stories from the past year

With the calendar about to turn over into 2018, it’s that time again to track down the most popular stories of the past 12 months. A holiday deep dive into our analytics reveals the viral click-bait, stories, and photo features you couldn’t get enough of. #10 Wrong Canoe, Right Stuff A pair of German tourists

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