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River Of Hope Day 10: I'mPossible

Waking up early and in a melancholy mood. Bittersweet to be done and off a schedule of putting miles in, yet not wanting to leave this...

River Of Hope Day 9: Are We There Yet?

If I have ever been thankful for the river gods it was today. An emotionally and physically tired body was pushed by down winds towards...

River Of Hope Day 8: Happy In The Hard

We departed around 8:30 am. My friend Angela was joining me today; she was why we pushed so hard the previous day to get to Vega. And let...

River Of Hope Day 6: All Aboard

Departure time was a bit later today, 8 am to allow us to get everyone settled into the rhythm of packing up and paddling. Victor was up...

River Of Hope Day 5: Angels Among Us

The smoke was still high up in the sky but you could smell it and knew that if the air pressure changed it would settle lower down. We...

River Of Hope Day 4: Swimming Crocs

The sun was blazing in the morning as we departed camp, blinding to the point it was challenging to look up from your board. As we came...

River Of Hope Day 3: Beware Of Cougars

Rising at 5:30 to a damp crisp morning in the Rocky Mountains was a perfect way to wake up on my 45th Birthday! Other than bringing my...

River Of Hope Day 2: Hey Soul Sister!

We left early with a small group of well wishers sending us off! Reta and I with our fully loaded Selfies took to the river. Two capable...

It's The Final Countdown...

The River Of Hope flows on... It's hard to fathom that I am departing for Fort McMurray in less than 15 days. July 10th. I'm...

Why You Need A SUP Class First!

It's a common interaction: Client: "Hey, I just got a board and I'd love to go on the river with you." Me: "Great, what's your experience...

Ready To Run The River?

The more you know the more you don't know.... This was my very first trip down The Athabasca River... September 2016. After many years of...

The River Of Hope: Still Flowing

Seven months ago I stood on the shores of The Athabasca River as I completed my 663 km paddle board journey from Jasper to Athabsca, AB....

Portaging, Paddling Pups & SUP Fishing

The past week has been a blur, between moving friends then immediately hitting up The Lakeland Paddle Circuit solo, cutting hay, birthday...

Prepare, Repair, Be Aware

Prep has started for this trip. Truly it began in January when I was pouring over data, maps and trip reports. The old adage goes: It'll...

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