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The River Mutes the World: Canoeing the Gunnison, Colorado

(State #49/50) I spent May and early June trying to shake a raw Northeastern spring. Finally, somewhere in Connecticut, I found summer. For months after, long warm days only proceeded more of the same. Then September arrived. Lingering rains soon … Continue reading

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I Saw a Bear! Canoeing Pine Creek, Pennsylvania

(State #24/50) I’m always suspicious of places claiming to be “The Grand Canyon of…” Someone, likely from a bygone tourism board, decided to label the Pine Creek Gorge of Pennsylvania with that title. Indeed, it is a river valley cut … Continue reading

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The Tidal Treadmill: Canoeing the Mispillion River, Delaware

(State #15/50) To be fair, it wasn’t all Delaware’s fault. I’ll shoulder some of the blame — I had picked the river for Delaware based upon only a satellite image. The mouth of Mispillion is a lazy wide river, flowing … Continue reading

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Canoeing Point Lookout, Maryland: Where the Potomac meets Chesapeake Bay

(State #14/50) My night in Maryland marked the one month anniversary of my trip — not a bad point to reach for my first paid night of lodging. Up until then, I had managed to find free camping, but the … Continue reading

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First Solo Canoe! Ouachita River, Arkansas

(State #3/50) I was set on canoeing my first two states back to back. In the late afternoon, I said goodbye to Shane in Oklahoma and headed towards Arkansas. The sun came out as I drove over swollen creeks and rivers, … Continue reading

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Bolts and Buckets: Canoeing the Lower Mountain Fork to Little River, Oklahoma… in a Thunderstorm

(State #2/50) The forecasters called for storms and the Oklahoma skies obliged. Maybe it was retribution for all the jokes I’ve made at the state’s expense or maybe because I decided to begin my trip in mid-April — thunderstorm season … Continue reading

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