Neil Schulman

Welcome Back, Otter

I’m drinking coffee on a seaside rock on Knight Island, Prince William Sound, Alaska. From the velvety fog comes a surprisingly loud crunch. It continues for twenty seconds. Then...

The Inescapable Truth About 30 Years Of Sudden Change...

I’m looking for my lunch rock from 30 years ago. The summer Germany reunified after the Berlin Wall came down, I worked at an Alaskan visitor center at a...

Enjoy Year-Round Kayaking And Unlimited Routes In Portland

If you wanted to design the perfect paddling town, here’s what you might do. Place it at the junction of two broad rivers, one threading all the way from...

How Alaska’s most iconic paddling paradise escaped extinction

I’m lounging on a gravel bar, drinking a beer after a long day on the river and a long search for camp. The Tatshenshini River rushes by snow-capped mountains...

Is the high price of Gore-Tex really worth it?

We’re standing at a trail junction in the October rain, stuffing our faces with trail mix. It’s a damp, cold, off-season backpacking trip sometime in my young adulthood. “Uh-oh,”...

How To Protect Your Favourite Kayaking Spots

Navigating the balance between protecting and destroying our favourite wild places

Oil Still Effects Sea Kayaking Destination Exxon Valdez

30 years after Exxon Valdez, oil still lingers just below the surface.

Paddling Heals And Endures, But It Isn’t Eternal

The river and the sea aren't eternal, we just think they are.