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Poetry of the "Big Two-Hearted River"

July 30, 2018

"With a few precious summer days to brush the calendar aside I decided to return again to paddle the Two Hearted and its sister stream the Tahquamenon in my folding Beach LT kayak."

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Paddling Kauai's Worst Kept Secret

July 03, 2018

No wonder they call it the "garden island." The flora and fauna seem to sprout from every damp area imaginable - which is just about everywhere on this rainy jungle in the middle of the pacific. 
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Heitman Mountain First Ascent

June 20, 2018

When I followed my wife to Kodiak, Alaska last December when she was stationed here with the U.S. Coast Guard, I knew I had signed myself up for a heck of an adventure. Life would be both thrilling and boring, the weather stunning and wildly aggressive and there would be a lot of changes to our day to day.

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Yosemite Winter Kayaking - A Farewell to Winter

April 18, 2018

With a recent snowstorm draping fresh powder over the valley, and more on the forecast, Connor and I loaded three origami kayaks into the truck, headed North towards Yosemite Valley.  A crispy morning during the break in the weather prompted a quick trip to my favorite national park, only a couple hours north of home.

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Around the River Bend: Black Canyon Kayaking

March 29, 2018

My daughter, Carolyn is the Marketing Design Lead for Oru Kayak which was sponsoring an all women's kayak/camping trip down the Black Canyon Water Trail in Nevada.  Even though the other invitees were young accomplished athletes/journalists, outdoor photographer and reps from outdoor gear companies, one of the officers of Oru suggested to Carolyn that she bring me along on the trip for a mother daughter adventure.

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