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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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Brothers of the Boundary Waters: Canoeing Minnesota

(State #34/50) Shane and I laid in the tent at 7 a.m., trying to sleep through the passing roar of eighteen-wheelers — turns out the country road we had pitched by wasn’t as lonely as I had hoped. We heard … Continue reading

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Wisconsin Wilderness: Canoeing The Flambeau River with my Pa

(State #33/50) My Mother stood, looking impatient and swatting mosquitoes, as I lugged free-ranging laundry from my car and into her rental. In my backseat, I piled junk onto the adjacent seat and crammed some trash under that pile. Then … 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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