Tag Archives: Kayaking

Happy New Year!

I have no idea where this is, but it is a great photo of some place I’d like to visit. It was shot by Tait Trautman Photography and was found on the NRS Facebook page. You never know when you will need another … Continue reading

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Lake Michigan Water Trail to Boost Tourism

By Howard Meyerson MUSKEGON, MI – – A friend and I sat at water’s edge recently watching Lake Michigan waves roll thunderously onto the beach. They ran up the sand with the power of a freight train, pushed by the … Continue reading

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Innovation: Origami inspired plastic folding kayak

Innovation is the name of the game and Anton Willis, a San Francisco designer, is no slouch. Drawing on his fascination of Origami, the California native has come up with a stylish and sensible solution for kayak storage when living … Continue reading

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Blind paddler planning to run the Colorado River in Grand Canyon

Erik Weihenmayer climbed Mt. Everest in 2001 – a feat in and of itself and one that takes your breath away when you realize he is blind. Weihenmayer made the cover of Time Magazine that year. But the 44-year-old adventurer … Continue reading

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Lake Michigan water trail summit in November

By Howard Meyerson A two-day summit about the Lake Michigan Water Trail, a 1600 mile paddling route around the lake, will be held in Saugatuck Nov. 8 and 9. at the Saugatuck Center for the Arts. The event is open … Continue reading

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Sunset Over Superior

Minnesota photographer and kayak guide, Bryan Hansel says it’s time to start packing up the gear. The paddling season is about over. His sunset over Lake Superior conveys it well. Check out his work at Bryan Hansel Photography on Facebook

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New plans for Harbor Island National Wildlife Refuge

By Howard Meyerson DeTour, MI – Boaters, paddlers, hikers and wildlife enthusiasts may find Harbor Island National Wildlife Refuge more inviting in future years. U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service staffers are finalizing the conservation plan for the 695 acre island … Continue reading

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Source to Sea Trek pulls paddlers

A record 350 paddlers took part in the 17th annual Source to the Sea Trek in July and August, reports the US. Fish and Wildlife Service which operates the nation’s national wildlife refuges. During the Trek, Mainers and visitors paddle the … Continue reading

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Suttons Bay Floatilla falls short of world record

Ah, but they tried. That’s more than half the fun. Organizers for the Suttons Bay Floatilla, the attempt at setting a new world record for the largest raft of canoes and kayaks, managed to pull together 1,750 boats this past weekend, … Continue reading

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Paddler hopes to set new world record for largest raft of canoes, kayaks

By Howard Meyerson SUTTONS BAY, MI — Kate Thornhill is used to difficult challenges; she has traveled solo more than once deep into the Minnesota Boundary Waters paddling the wooden kayak she built. But on Sept. 1, she is going for … Continue reading

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