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  • One year out September 21, 2014
    “Do you remember, the 21st night of September?” -Earth, Wind & Fire September 21st: One year ago today I landed at the cobblestones below the St. Louis Arch after paddling 2400 miles. It’s been an interesting year. I spent the…Read more ›
  • The Finish December 4, 2013
    I have delayed writing this entry for a while now. There is no way to accurately wrap this trip up in words. None-the-less here is a description of my last day. Just two hours remained on the Missouri. I paddled…Read more ›
  • One day away November 5, 2013
    The campground now empty, I moved my gear down the ramp and picked my board off the rocks that comprised the wing dam. Janet came down with her dog Rio Oso to bid me farewell. I paddled past the sternwheeler…Read more ›
  • Video post November 1, 2013
    A video featuring some of the Aquapac dry bags I traveled with.
  • Kansas City to Columbia October 17, 2013
    My friend Nick Yecke had recently moved to Kansas City from Chicago. It was great to have a familiar face along the Missouri. I also really needed a couple days to rest my aching hands and feet. We tied my…Read more ›
  • Quick update October 9, 2013
    I figured I should post an update while I’m between blog posts. For those of you who didn’t also follow along on Facebook (Missouri River SUP Adventure) I completed my trip on September 21st. Keeping a blog up-to-date while on…Read more ›
  • Omaha to Kansas City October 2, 2013
    Six hundred more river miles to go. At 40-55 miles a day the rest of the river would fly by. However, I was only planning on paddling 15 miles this day. Janet had been staying in a river cabin just…Read more ›
  • 2 days in Omaha – Musicians and Keel Boats October 2, 2013
    I was in Omaha, tired but happy. The morning air held a slight chill that reminded me it was now September. Upon exiting my tent I found Janet making breakfast at the picnic table of our shared campsite. We hadn’t…Read more ›
  • Q&A for Vertical Oar October 1, 2013
    Vertical Oar Q&A Many thanks to Shane Perrin for putting together this Q&A shortly after the completion of my trip. Shane not only promotes SUP through his own expeditions, radio show and writing but gets people on the water with…Read more ›
  • Into Omaha September 18, 2013
    About 750 miles from the confluence with the Mississippi the Missouri River becomes channelized. This means that the Army Corp of Engineers has contained the river so it can no longer wander and change its course. The riverbanks are lined…Read more ›