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RECREATION

Taking a Bath in Badfish Creek

I first capsized when I underestimated a rock about 40 minutes downstream from the put-in. Instead of glancing off it, the solo canoe I was paddling got wedged between the rock and a hard current. Trying to wriggle and budge my way out of the predicament, I swamped the boat. That was one way out of the jam. >More
 Splendid isolation on Badfish Creek

Notwithstanding my capsize misadventures, solo canoeing on Badfish Creek affords ample reward on a weekday afternoon in late March. >More
 Boulders gets a grip

When climbers convene at Boulders on March 24 for the 10th annual Barn Burner Bouldering Competition, they'll find an intriguing variety of new holds crafted by Boulders employees. >More
 On the ascent

There are plenty of reasons people don't take up rock climbing. Women over 40 may have more hesitations than some. Anne Hughes and Vera Naputi can debunk them all. >More
 Canoecopia: Everybody in the pool

One of the highlights of this year's Canoecopia, sponsored by Rutabaga over the weekend at the Alliant Energy Center's Exhibition Hall, was the extended schedule of pool demonstrations at the adjacent Clarion Hotel. >More
 We are all wearing t-shirts

We Are All Mechanics, the enterprise co-founded by Ali Dwyer and India Viola to impart their knowledge of bicycle maintenance and repair to other women, has taken a step forward in branding itself. >More
 A greener Canoecopia

When Canoecopia flings open its doors in a few short hours, Rutabaga's annual paddlesport expo will do so with the intention to finish the weekend as a green event. >More
 Canoecopia: Women and men on the water

A world freestyle kayaking bronze medalist and international kayaking guide, Anna Levesque is the founder and principal of Water Girls at Play, a business devoted to making paddlesports more accessible for women. >More
 Madison strides to number one

Prevention magazine and the American Podiatric Medical Association have announced their walkability rankings for the 100 largest U.S. cities. Topping the list: Madison, Wisconsin. >More
 Canoecopia: Paddling a remote stretch of Lake Superior shoreline

While many Canoecopia presentations tend toward the instructional, many others are first-person accounts focused on paddling destinations near and far. One such program: "Paddling Superior's Pukaskwa Coast," by Larry Ricker. >More
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