Tag Archives: John Graves

The Final Float! Canoeing the Rio Grande, New Mexico

“We will be nearly finished, I think, when we stop understanding the old pull towards green things and living things, toward dirt and rain and heat and what they spawn.” — John Graves State #50/50: Caught between seasons, my Dad, … Continue reading

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Things Fall Apart: Canoeing the Saint Mary’s River, Georgia

(State #8/50) The swamp burns; the long drought has ceded to wildfire. My plan was to canoe deep into the Okefenokee Nation Wildlife Refuge — a vast wetland wilderness in Southeast Georgia, which I’ve always wanted to see. A lightning … Continue reading

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Canoeing the Brazos River, Texas: John Graves Section!

(State #1/50) The Brazos is my Texas River. It doesn’t cut magnificent canyons like the Rio Grande or draw throngs of beer-soaked college kids like the Guadalupe. No, the Brazos runs wide and brown through the heart of Texas, attracting little … Continue reading

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