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It was a tiny bit miserable. Just enough to respect the challenge. Not so miserable that I don’t totally want jump up and down shouting “Again! Again! Let’s do that again!” Saturday May 27th 2017 was partially sunny, not too hot, not … Continue reading
Running is not normally part of a paddling trip and mysterious noises are never on the itinerary. The mud and snow we had earlier are a bit par for course, but our next three days gave us two “fun” experiences. Unfortunately, like … Continue reading
Will and I set out for our first paddling trip in four years. It was just the right amount of type two fun. Type 2.1 – mostly fun with just enough weird angry swearing to have a story to tell. … Continue reading
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
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
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