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A Very Dirty Honeymoon

“Again! Again! Let’s do that again!” I can see my inner child hopping, clapping, squealing with glee.  That inner child keeps popping into my thoughts while reflecting on our honeymoon eight years ago. It wasn’t a “normal” honeymoon. It was … Continue reading

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No Pictures of Purgatory

In the dark.  Walking on the side of highway 61.  At the end of our 19th day in the woods.  After hiking the historic Grand Portage to Lake Superior.  There was light.  We looked down onto a field of parking … Continue reading

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Crippling Grand Portage

18 days and 238.5 miles we were finally done paddling. We had paddled and portaged in heat, illness, stillness, wind, snow, rocks and ice. There was just a measly 8 miles to walk to hot showers, cold beer, and toilet … Continue reading

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Evil Pigeon River

Arrrrrrg. This story is daunting just to write. The last two days were so epically weak, so tragically hard, yet so stupidly simple, I can’t do it justice. It needs some good cinematography and a soundtrack. Perhaps David Attenborough could … Continue reading

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Raging for the final push

It was a very good day. Day 16, rested and ready.  We were a paddling portaging machine! 8:30am to 6pm, 23.75 miles. It started with a family of swans and included a stop for Amazing Woodsman Willy.

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Before and After

“September twenty-second two-thousand twelve was a partially sunny day with the highs in the 50′s. In February that sounds downright balmy, and that was what I emailed our guests. We said our vows in front of his parents white pine, … Continue reading

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