Category Archives: Canoeing the West

Stories from my paddles in the states of Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, New Mexico, Idaho, Utah, Arizona, Nevada, Washington, Oregon, California, Alaska and Hawaii.

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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Welcome to the Smoke Show: Canoeing Glacier NP, Montana

(State #39/50) Sitting on a peninsula no larger than a tennis court, I watched gentle waves lap against the colorful, flat, stones of the shore. In both directions, a smooth, long lake filled the bottom of a u-shaped valley. Peaks … Continue reading

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Yellowstone with Taylor: Canoeing Lake Shoshone, Wyoming

(State #38/50) Right after I told her my Canoe 50 plans, Taylor claimed Wyoming. Visiting the Grand Tetons, as she explained, was on her bucket list. So was seeing a wild moose — something I assured her, with the utmost … Continue reading

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