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WERNER PADDLES WELCOMES TEAM MEMBER DARBY MCADAMS

Photo By Natalie Anderson on the Ottawa River Werner is happy to announce that we have added Darby Mcadams to our Team!  We had a chance to do a little Q and A with her recently too! Wer ...

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IMMERSED IN MY SURROUNDINGS

Words by Ken Campbell and photos by Beau Gaughran It is a crisp afternoon at the beginning of fall. The trees are just starting to lose their leaves, to turn from shades of green to ...

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FLOATING THE DOLORES RIVER IN SOUTHERN COLORADO

Case Turner floats the Bradfield to Slickrock section of the Dolores River in southern Colorado in these photos with his Alpaca Pack Raft.  He even helped a small Common green&n ...

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Sea Kayaking British Columbia’s Broughton Islands

Jason Learned went exploring the British Columbia's Broughton Islands this Summer via Sea Kayak.   This location just north of Vancouver Island is spectacular!    ...

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PROTECTING THE WAKIMIKA TRIANGLE ANCIENT FOREST BY JIM BAIRD

The Wakimika Triangle Ancient Forest represents the largest stand of old growth Eastern Red and White Pines in the world. This forest has never been logged. It is a place of beauty and tranquility where you can wa ...

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Feather Fest 2018

The Feather River — where do I even begin with the Feather River? It is an incredible canyon that has fueled my kayaking since I was too small to fit in my little Jackson Kayak Side Kick. I learned how to boof, ...

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Apex Voted Best Paddle at Paddle Expo

Werner Paddles is proud to announce that we took home the ‘Best Paddle’ award for our new Apex SUP model at Paddle Expo. Our new paddle is currently used by some of the top racers on the planet including Josh Riccio, Tyler Bashor, Dan Gavere , Lina Augaitis, Genna Flinkman and Mel Wygal. This paddle allows each stroke to e ...

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Jim Baird Paddles the Algonquin

I put some serious miles behind me on my recent 15-day canoe trip through the fabled Temagami region of Northern Ontario, Canada. Save for about five long minutes where I let my brother try it out, I pulled almost exclusively with the bent-shaft, carbon fiber Algonquin — and it was an absolute dream to use. In fact, after g ...

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The 2018 Packraft Roundup

When you can put your boat and your paddle in your backpack, the world is your oyster. Packrafts – ultralight, ultra-packable inflatable rafts – have been quietly revolutionizing backcountry travel in Alaska and the Rocky Mountain stat ...

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Jim Baird Adventurer

Werner Paddles is excited to announce their inaugural canoe team athlete — Jim Baird. You may be familiar with Jim, and his brother Ted, as the season 4 winners of History Channel’s TV show ...

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Winter Circumnavigation of Vancouver Island

Late last summer, I came up with a wild, ambitious idea: attempt a winter circumnavigation Vancouver Island. As far as I could tell, it had not been done before. While planning I had tracked down a couple people who h ...

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President Roosevelt’s contributions to our wilderness

"There are no words that can tell the hidden spirit of the wilderness that can reveal its mystery, its melancholy and its charm." -President Theodore Roosevelt  This Presidents Day we'd like t ...

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