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Mississippi Record Race! --Students Try Brains Over Brawn
May 15, 2014 - I've been following and posting on my FB Page about a big adventure going on right now. But I better get it up over here, too. The MSU Outing Club has recently started doing more locally relevant action which has been very pleasing to me, and to Michigan, I daresay. ...A couple years ago they started the Campus to Coast Challenge...  > Read Article

26 Miles for Lucy! ...Hugh Heward Canoe Challenge 2014
April 27, 2014 - Lucy and I paddled the Hugh Heward Canoe Challenge yesterday with our pal John C. We did the Half Hugh -- 25 miles. The farthest-ever paddle for Lucy! 6 hours of paddling. It was John's longest paddle, too. Lucy and I paddled our 25-yr-old Mad River Malecite. (The cane seats are finally rotting thru. Gotta replace em with law...  > Read Article

Fixing a Hogged Canoe
September 25, 2013 - I have an old woodstrip pro-boat canoe that has acquired an inch of hogging due to hanging from ropes at each end, upside down, for decades. It's an old race boat, 18.5 feet long, 3 feet wide, built to code. Fast and tippy. But nice. Well, nice in its own way. It floats, at least. (And leaks some.) Hogging happens when t...  > Read Article

The Demise of the Canoe -- Victory for Kayaks
July 12, 2013 - I've long wondered about the Demise of the Canoe in comparison to the Triumph of the Kayak. I note that with today's dominance of the kayak format in all types of paddling that we don't actually seem to have more people out on the water. That's because kayaks aren't good for some of the more popular kinds of Great Lakes waterway...  > Read Article

Canoe S24O at Rose Lake
May 06, 2013 - The other day we were busy right up to darkness but the evening was so nice I decided I was going to go camping, by jove, anyway. My saying is "Events conspire." They conspire to stop me from doing a lotta things. Try to do something and watch other things rise up and stop it. So sometimes ya just gotta do it anyway even if it's a li...  > Read Article

Hugh Heward 2013: Sunny Perfection!
April 28, 2013 - The 14th Annual Hugh Heward Canoe Challenge, hosted by the Verlen Kruger Memorial, went off with eclat and aplomb on a gorgeous day yesterday. The usual pattern seemed to hold true: most boats chose the ultimate 50 mile distance, a "Full Hugh." Fewer did the Half and fewest did the Quarter. Probably 70 or so paddlers in all wer...  > Read Article

An Outing with a Canoe Gang
April 21, 2013 - I went on a canoe outing yesterday with a group of guys who've been paddling together for 30 years, since before some of them were born. It's a multi-generation group that grows from 10 to 20 depending on the outing. They have an original outing in mid-Feb up north on the Pine River for a few days. Snow, straw bales, tents and cano...  > Read Article

Knocking on Death's Door
March 22, 2013 - Knocking on Death's Door Robert Mosher's log of a Door Peninsula Cruise, August 27-29, 2010 (More Pictures Will be Added Soon) ... 'I am not afraid of danger, I have knocked on danger's door and run away'. the Goon Show as I remember it. Seagoon - The Internal Mountain: "My name is Lord Hairy Seagoon, doctor of Philos...  > Read Article

Video: Flatwater Canoe Poling, Scootering, Boatocross (SUP, SUC)
November 15, 2012 - Here's a video of Flatwater Canoe Poling, Scootering and Boatocross that Tom and I did last summer. SUPers should all be aware of this scene. ...Since you can easily SUP a canoe. We call it "SUC." ...There's a Grand Finale, not to be missed! : )