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A Southern Swamp in Illinois: Canoeing the Cache River

(State #28/50) “Oh, we’re much more ecologically diverse than Southern Indiana.” A ranger from the Shawnee NF in Illinois told me. Suspicious of this claim, I pressed a bit. “Oh really? Says the ranger from Illinois.” She laughed. “No, I’m … Continue reading

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Crashing a “Dads Camp” Canoe: Blue River, Indiana

(State #27/50) The Red River of Kentucky was yellow and the Blue River of Indiana was a green brown. So, either these rivers have changed in nature over time, or colors are just fun names for rivers, despite reality. Or … 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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