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A Jumping Rock, a Drunk and a Red River Gorge: Canoeing Kentucky

“I have never been lost, but I will admit to being confused for several weeks.” — Daniel Boone (State #26/50) The Red River was yellow — a muddy tan to be precise. It reminded me of that scene in the … 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 Failed Hunt for Bernie : Canoeing Grout Pond, Vermont

(State #21/50) My original intentions were to locate, convince and canoe around with Bernie Sanders. As Vermont is small in size and population, I tacked on another 45 minutes to my schedule to accomplish this goal. Yet, after an hour of … Continue reading

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Beavers, Mosquitoes, Moose Oh My: Canoeing Elbow Pond, New Hampshire

(State #20/50) The day started rough; I woke up next to a busy blacktop road in Maine on a drizzly and bug ridden morning. Breaking ‘camp,’ I didn’t bother to stow the tent properly as it was sopping wet and … Continue reading

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A North Woods Canoe: Moosehead Lake, Maine


(State #19/50) There are some places in the country where I get odd looks for having a 16-foot canoe strapped atop a 14-foot car; Northern Maine is not one of them. As I motored up 95 and onto smaller highways, it … Continue reading

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Almost Winter, West Virginia: Canoeing the Greenbrier River

(State #12/50) I was outpacing summer. Sure, I accomplished my goal of clearing the Deep South before it got too damn hot and bug-ridden. But, heading north into the mountains of West Virginia with my cousin Wesley, the 5th of … Continue reading

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Yellow River, White Sand and Baby Gator: A Canoe in Southern Alabama

(State #6/50) I got a late start on the Yellow River. Pulling off the road, I drove beneath the CR 4 bridge early in the evening. There was scattered evidence of, presumably, teenage partying — beer cans, cigarette packages, 40 … Continue reading

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