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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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The Green River Crawl: Canoeing Utah!

(State #48/50) Across the mesa and through the arid grasslands, I traveled before halting at the edge of a cliff. Beneath my wheels, a red clay road zigzagged down, coursing the steep walls of the canyon as it descended eight-hundred … Continue reading

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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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Push, Pull, Drag: The Little Muskingum River, Ohio

(State #25/50) Ohio is in the North. The hills, the trucks and even the accents of Southeastern Ohio, however, all seem transported from below the Mason Dixon Line. The air was hot, thick and sticky as I drove into Wayne … Continue reading

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Big Little Rapids: Canoeing the Little River, Tennessee

(State # 10/50) Georgia burned, South Carolina was underwater and Tennessee didn’t have enough water. Well, at least where I wanted to canoe. I spent hours hunting for a new target and decided on the Little River near the Smokey … Continue reading

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