Epic Adventures

  • 2019 - The Pacific Crest Trail

    And so the planning begins... first a map, then some data crunching, then some doubts, then a commitment for gear and food-stuff, the some actual pre-ticket action, followed by tickets, and finally a walk-about beginning at the old Mexico border in Campo California and ending well north of the Mason Dixion Line. Well north - hopefully ending in Canada before September, but probably days, weeks, or months before Labor Day. Likely, at least until March 1, updates on this madness can be found at Diane's FB fan page, linked over on the right side.

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  • 2018 - The Upper Mississippi River Paddle Trail

    Having paddled 950 miles of the Lower Mississippi between St Louis and Baton Rouge in the spring of '17 and not having many epic rivers remaining to test, we headed for the 1367-mile Upper Mississippi. Starting near the faux source, Lake Itasca, of the mighty Ms, we headed to a pull-out above St Louis. Hoped for more time so we could go further... the river is undammed below the Chain of Rocks. The first hundred miles were news to us - we perfer to keep planning to the minimum. Then things were as expected. Then the flooding began and the fun slipped away. Facebook

  • 2017 - Florida's Saltwater Paddle Trail

    A segmented paddling trip.
    2017-Part Three: May 6 -September 14, 2017. Following a u-haul portage between Baton Rouge LA and Spanish Fort AL, a re-launch in Mobile Bay and a paddle of Florida's Circumnavigational Saltwater Paddle Trail before being forced off of the water on Day 131 by Hurricane Irma at FCT Mile 1324, Coco FL. Read End Cap

  • 2017 - the Mississippi River

    A segmented paddling trip.
    2017-Part Two: March 9 - May 2, 2017. Launching in St Charles MO and paddling 950 miles of the Mississippi River in 52 days before pulling out in Baton Rouge due to continued flooding and a week of horrific winds. Click: Other paddlers decided quitting was wise too

  • 2016 - the Missouri River Paddle Trail

    A segmented paddling trip.
    2016-Part One: June 20 - October 20, 2016. 122 days paddling 2,100 miles of the Missouri River and five of its great lakes, ending in St Charles MO. Capped with an end-to-end-to-end yo-yo of the famed Katy Trail; or '500 Miles using $100 Walmartainment bicycles...'

  • 2012 - the Florida Circumnavigational Saltwater Paddle Trail

    A two part kayak trip paddling over 2300 miles. Part One: starting on the Tennessee River at Guntersville AL and stopping in Panacea FL after 74 days; Part Two: continuing from Panacea and ending in Savanah GA after 124 days.Read More

  • 2010 - an Epic Double Crossing of the United States

    A 207 day, 10,000 mile bicycle ride thru 28 states, starting and ending in Alabama while spending only 3 nights indoors.Read More

  • 2009 - Alabama Scenic River Trail

    A 107 day Forrest Gump paddle of the longest in-one-state river trail - 647 miles; downriver(s) then upriver(s) then downriver some more.Read More

  • 2008 - Appalachian Trail - 2548 miles, Alabama to Maine

    Started March 17th 2008 on Alabama's Pinhoti Trail, then Georgia's Pinhoti, then a seciton of the Benton MacKaye and finally connecting to the A.T. in Fontana Village 350 miles later. Ending in Maine in October and then seven weeks bicycling another 1700 miles to homeless-sweet-homeless.Read More