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    I'm super excited to follow BeaV on his adventures in his long distance kayaking trip!

    From his blog: Route Description Overview: I have broken down the Adventure into eleven sections or "legs"each with distinctly different characteristics. The first and longest leg will be to paddle up the pacific coast of Washington State, British Columbia, and SE Alaska (Inside Passage); then portage up and over the coastal mountain range (Chilkoot Pass); then paddle down 900 miles of the Yukon River to the Chandalar River; then paddle/pull up the Chandalar River to it's source; then bushwack portage over some tundra to find the Koyukuk River and stop by my old cabin; then paddle down the Koyukuk to the Yukon River again; then paddle down the rest of the Yukon River to the Bering Sea; then hang a left and paddle the Bering Sea along the SW coast of Alaska to the Kvichak River; then paddle up the Kvichak River to and through Iliamna Lake; then portage through the Alaskan Pennisula mountain range to Cook Inlet; and then, lastly, paddle along the coastline of the Cook Inlet to Anchorage. Determination, persistance, wise decision making, and a little luck will be needed to do the entire route in one season before freezeup.

    His blog..
    http://beav-alaskaadventure.blogspot.com/

    To follow his GPS..
    https://share.delorme.com/bobvollhaber

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    Good luck to him.....
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    "Yukon River to the Bering Sea; then hang a left and paddle the Bering Sea along the SW coast of Alaska to the Kvichak River"


    This'll be the part worth following......
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    is it a kayak or a canoe? he claims it's a canoe....but it looks nothing like a canoe. Rather......a "soft-top kayak" if there ever was such a thing.

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    To me it looks like a kayak, but really what does it matter? It's going to be a pretty hard trip if you ask me. He is still paddling it. As for him claiming it to be a canoe. The Kruger people that make it are the ones calling it a canoe. Will it be any less amazing if he does this as planned and it was a kayak rather than a canoe?

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    Hope to see him when he hits Wrangell.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Amigo Will View Post
    Hope to see him when he hits Wrangell.
    Was thinking the same thing for Ketch, Will. Maybe it'll work out unless he sees us first.

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    I hope he makes it! Now that will be something worth talking about! Best of luck to him!

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    Its pretty cool to track. A couple of hours ago he set up camp on the shores of Blubber Bay.
    https://share.delorme.com/bobvollhaber

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    He's no slacker - he's putting in some long days of paddling.

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    Just took a look at his map - looks like he'll make Alaskan landfall today or tomorrow!

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    Yeah it's been interesting to watch his progress so far. He's making good time.

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    Pretty **** amazing if you ask me!

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    Just saw Bob and "Sea Storm" pulled up along the banks of Fish Creek, just north of the bridge spanning Fish on the Coastal Trail -- this afternoon. Looks like he's made it. What a journey.

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    Congratulations to Bob! Amazing journey!!!!!

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