Monthly Archives: October 2017

Canoeing the Oregon Coastline: The Salmon River Estuary

(State #43/50) All apologies to California, Maine and Florida: The Oregon coast is my favorite. I love the abrupt transition as the steep pine ridges of the Coastal Range plunge into the Pacific. I love the huge rocks that sit … Continue reading

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The One Eared Bear: Canoeing the White River to Lake Wenatchee, Washington

(State #42/50) I sat on a lifejacket at camp with a tent at my back and a milky blue river rounding the sandbar before me. The sky was gray and light flakes fell upon my keyboard as I typed. At … Continue reading

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Here’s to Alaska! Canoeing the Chatanika with Cousin Mindy

(State #41/50) I woke up in an empty terminal, surprised to feel rested. I’ve tried before, with little success, to sleep in airports. Typically, there’s a frequent, booming robotic voice saying “Welcome to…” and reiterating why it’s a bad idea … Continue reading

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Fiordland of Idaho: Canoeing Lake Pend Oreille

(State #40/50) “Who knew Idaho could look so good?” my friend Lawrence remarked in response to a picture. He wasn’t alone with this reaction. “That’s so much prettier than I would have thought for Idaho,” another friend said of a … Continue reading

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