Adventurer Josh Tart’s 6,000-mile journey almost complete
Adventurer Josh Tart of Cincinnati is taking the final paddle strokes of a 6,000-mile kayaking and fishing expedition on the Great Loop, which is “an interconnected series of lakes, rivers, and coastal waters, including the Mississippi, Gulf Coast, Intra-Coastal Waterway, and the Great Lakes that circumscribes the eastern half of the United States,” according to Canoe and Kayak magazine. Some parts of the journey have been harder than others, which may be why he’s been able to raise $8,500 for Charity:Water, an organization that works to provide people in Rwanda with clean drinking water. To catch up with Tart, click here to read Canoe and Kayak’s interview.
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Standup paddling in Costa Rica
Ever wonder what it would be like to paddle Costa Rica? SUP magazine posted a video recently that gives you a pretty good idea, as it follows the antics of the Clark family as they standup paddle through waves and rivers in Costa Rica. “We showed up at the surf spot and it was raining. It was cloudy and raining and beautiful–breathtaking. … Our plan was to go out in the beautiful sun shining day, and it wasn’t [sunny]. It was raining, and that’s what now makes it so memorable and such a magical experience,” said John Clark in the video. The Clarks are in no way expert paddlers, so there’s hope for everyone who dreams of a tropical paddle trip but who doesn’t quite know how to handle a board yet. Click here to watch the video.
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Powder magazine offers Hall of Fame ideas
Powder magazine publishes its fair share of snarky (and hilarious) op-eds, and a writer who goes by the name “The Jaded Local” posted a recent story on a proposed Action Sports Hall of Fame that is one of the funniest op-eds we’ve seen in a while. Some of The Jaded Local’s exhibit ideas for the hall include: “Most Effective Sponsor Callouts, Great Moments in Creepy Youth Marketing Strategy … A Branding Pavilion where you can actually get branded with a red-hot cattle brand in the shape of your favorite corporate logo! … A memorabilia display including CAT scans of really good concussions, [and] most inspirational tweets from physical therapy.” To read the full post, click here.
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