Superb Fall & Winter Lake And River Sports In Aomori, Japan

Aomori prefecture jumps to the forefront of my recommendations when visitors request advice for canoeing, river exploring, camping, snowshoe trekking, and skiing in Japan.

Canoe tours in a lake surrounded by volcanic peaks, snowshoeing treks in protected forests, and long … Continue reading

Richard Carney, Treasure Diver

“It is the hunt that makes me do it,” says Richard (Rick) Carney Jr. of Brunswick, Maine.“Anywhere there were people, there is stuff.” Carney is referring to the thousands of old bottles, crockery items, coins, rings and clay pipes he … Continue reading

Ice Canoers In Quebec Extend the Paddling Season

For most river sports enthusiasts, the arrival of ice on the river marks the end of the paddling season. However, in Quebec City, the fun is just beginning. Accompanied by hundreds of other spectators, I watched an ice canoeing event … Continue reading

Western Water Supply Forecast Tracks Melting Snowpack

April storms delivered a mix of rain and snow to the northern half of the West but didn’t provide much relief for the dry southern half, according to data from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) May 2014 water supply … Continue reading