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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 Maniac in Missouri: Canoeing the Current River (Part II )

(State #29/50) “I’m writing a book on the whole thing.” Josh told us with his perpetual smile. “He doesn’t know it, but he’s one of the main characters.” From hence forth, I will refer to this man — the subject … 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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A Soggy Bottom Canoe: Sacandaga River, New York

(State #22/50) We overuse and misuse many words nowadays. I wont say I’m as guilty as they come, but I am guilty — I’ve called coincidences ironic, I’ve referred to cups of coffee as awesome and I once literally ate 1,000 … Continue reading

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