Monthly Archives: October 2011

River bank livin’ at mile 846.

Moving down river I have the fortune of choosing a new campsite nearly every night. There was the site with the campers up in Sciotoville, Ohio that looked out across a sweeping bend in the river. The mud pile in … Continue reading

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Onto the Lower Mississippi.

Not far from the flooded field I took off the river on May 5th I relaunched the Out of Eden into the blue waters of the Tennessee River.  As I drifted away from Paducah  the Ohio’s muddy waters slowly mixed … Continue reading

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Mile 949, Kentucky Side.

The day summed up at sunset:  late start, skip breakfast, drive west, confluence, goodbyes, Paducah, low water, headwind, waves, sunshine, watchful doe, bridges, barges, jumping fish, power plant, fading sunlight, glassy water, sand, cheesy quino, crickets, Ohio, back at it. … Continue reading

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Ah, well! 909 muddy miles NOLA.

“We have an unknown distance yet to run, an unknown river yet to explore. What falls there are, we know not; what rocks beset the channel, we know not; what walls rise over the river, we know not. Ah, well!”–J.W. … Continue reading

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Returning to the River.

On March 25 I floated onto the Ohio River and left the Pittsburgh skyline behind. The ground was frozen.  The air was crisp.  The river frigid.  And I was damn cold. The ice that covered my drysuit and paddle had … Continue reading

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