Tag Archives: Osprey

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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Canoeing Point Lookout, Maryland: Where the Potomac meets Chesapeake Bay

(State #14/50) My night in Maryland marked the one month anniversary of my trip — not a bad point to reach for my first paid night of lodging. Up until then, I had managed to find free camping, but the … Continue reading

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First Solo Canoe! Ouachita River, Arkansas

(State #3/50) I was set on canoeing my first two states back to back. In the late afternoon, I said goodbye to Shane in Oklahoma and headed towards Arkansas. The sun came out as I drove over swollen creeks and rivers, … 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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