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Re: Long distance adventure touring
« Reply #45 on: December 08, 2016, 11:52:09 AM »
I've read 3 versions of this race - the 2016 race - and this was the best, most-blow-by-blow - tho' it didn't mention one of the female finishers was pregnant - wonder if he knew?

Bart deZwart taking off at the end for the win - that dude is a beastman! - but to only be 15 minutes behind him at 55 hours is amazing too. Respect to all the competitors.

Hey deepmud,

If you are referring to Lina Augaitis, she already had her baby prior to the race. Amazing accomplishment regardless as she was still nursing during the race and was the first female finisher of the Yukon race. Lina was also the first person to ever paddle the route on the Yukon via SUP. Former world champ too. Norm knows her very well.

http://linaaugaitis.blogspot.ca/2016/07/river-of-dreams-my-experiences-of-yukon.html

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« Reply #46 on: December 08, 2016, 01:02:51 PM »
Doh! Yes - Nursing - How'd I mix that up in my head? Amazing enough as a new mom nursing :D I had myself envisioning 8 mo' pregnant woman paddling along even tho' I'd read it correctly the first time.

Thanks for the link to her blog I'll read it next :D


I've daydreamed of floating from Whitehorse to the ocean - should only take a week right? ::) :o

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Re: Long distance adventure touring
« Reply #47 on: December 16, 2016, 09:37:47 PM »
San Juan River Trip  - needs pics of the mudflats going into Lake Powell ... I think they paddled the muck ...not walked/waded from the description.
http://www.supthemag.com/features/self-supported-southwest-pt-3-san-juan-river/?sm_id=organic_fb_social_SUPMG_161216_sf47071924%23sf47071924#xEw2vPwkd5aoEyjh.97


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Re: Long distance adventure touring
« Reply #48 on: December 30, 2016, 10:51:25 PM »
Cool series of 3 articles on Supthemag about a trip to Boundry Waters Canoe Area - LOTS of portage hinted at. Quick to read, a few pics. For such a long trip, the report is Lite.

http://www.supthemag.com/features/border-lines/

part 1 contains the link to part 2 but:

http://www.supthemag.com/features/border-lines-boundary-waters-expedition-part-2/

and part 3:

http://www.supthemag.com/features/border-lines-boundary-waters-part-3/

Copied from last page:

General Stats
10      days
51      bodies of water traversed
(lakes, rivers, bogs)
22      miles portaged

(7,021 rods)
140+ miles paddled
2        countries visited
12      leeches removed
25      mosquito bites received

2        moose spotted
23      bald eagles seen
31      beavers encountered
106    loons sighted
2        Northern Lights witnessed

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Re: Long distance adventure touring
« Reply #49 on: February 04, 2017, 09:18:36 PM »
A guy named Kev Brady - Solo on a Red Paddle Co Isup - Facebook isn't the easiest blog to read but it's cool, inspirational read. Crocodiles, lost fins - somewhere he loses his fin, makes one out of wood - I have to read about that - I'm a total McGyver myself :D

https://www.facebook.com/kevbradyadventures/

tracker thingy:

http://z6z.co/supsrilanka (bummer we are at the end it looks like - too bad didn't catch this a month ago)
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Re: Long distance adventure touring
« Reply #50 on: February 05, 2017, 08:16:11 PM »
A guy named Kev Brady - Solo on a Red Paddle Co Isup - Facebook isn't the easiest blog to read but it's cool, inspirational read. Crocodiles, lost fins - somewhere he loses his fin, makes one out of wood - I have to read about that - I'm a total McGyver myself :D

https://www.facebook.com/kevbradyadventures/

tracker thingy:

http://z6z.co/supsrilanka (bummer we are at the end it looks like - too bad didn't catch this a month ago)
Forgot to put - he's solo down a river in Sri Lanka - for sure a first on sup :D

Wow - stayed up to past midnight catching up on his Facebook - Kev is the reincarnation of John McGregor (1000 Miles on the Rob Roy canoe) - both of them tell a great story, and a lot of it is the amazing hospitality of the people they meet.

Read this one - it's worth the time.

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Re: Long distance adventure touring
« Reply #51 on: February 11, 2017, 09:20:28 PM »
kev's blog - lots more detail - easier to read - only updated to day 4 :( but I would suspect eventually will get all the updates - and has his other adventures on it. I may read paddling the Mississippi next - even if he used a canoe - blecch :D

http://www.kevbrady.com

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« Reply #52 on: March 13, 2017, 11:04:33 PM »

Seriously - last update was "I'm going up another river with a friend" - another saltwater-croc infested river :(

I was trying to figure how to search Sri Lanka news for "UK guy disappears on crazy trip"  -- but my internet savvy wife found his Twitter
https://twitter.com/kevbrady8?lang=en

Nothing there for a long time either - but 22 hours ago, he posted up on Twitter and Not Facebook. Phew.

He's avoided the salties again, for now.

If you haven't read his posts - take the time. It's great. :D



 


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