12 May 2013
Amy and I just returned from a fun weekend at the Indiana Dunes. We were joined by 29 middle school students from Larry Hawkins School in Chicago. We would like to thank Mr. Diachara and all the chaperones for helping us organize a great weekend. The temperature dipped to near freezing last night, but the campers did great. We hiked to the 3 highest points in the park, explored the beach, dunes, forests, and wetlands and much more.
We will post photos and more info soon.
23 April 2013
Dave and Amy are returning to the Outdoor Adventure Expo. You may have seen one of their presentations here over the years. We hope to see you again! In our presentation on Saturday we will share the story about the conclusion of the North American Odyssey. We will also have a booth, so stop by and say hi. We are participating in the Passport to Adventure, so kids can stop by to try on some of our expedition equipment.
When: 10:30 am on Saturday 27th
Where: U of M Humphrey Center, Cowles Auditorium
When: all weekend
Where: Midwest Mountaineering’s big top tent
23 April 2013
Dave and Amy will be giving several presentations about the North American Odyssey at the Community Eco Fair on Thursday, April 25. They are coming to Alexandria to share images, video clips, and riveting accounts of their epic journey. Their presentation is tailored to fully engage a variety of ages and immerse students in the geography and ecosystems of North America while piquing their curiosity and excitement to learn.
When: 4:30 pm and 6:15 pm on Thursday, April 25
Where: Discovery Middle School in Alexandria, MN
05 April 2013We paddled about 15 miles under an intense sun and light southeast wind. Sea turtles, sharks and rays swam in the shallow water below the hulls of our kayaks. When we reached the point where we were planning to camp for the night, we decided to consult tomorrow’s weather forecast. Stronger wind and thunderstorms were predicted. Looking at the map, it was easy to make the decision to press on to Key West. The finish line was only six miles away.
We passed several beaches, filled with people sunbathing, swimming and sailing. It was a great day to be on the water. We paddled past the red marker for the southernmost point in the continental United States. Finally, we rounded the tip of the island and paddled back to pull in near the beach...