Navaite Rapids and Top Hat Rock

Three days ago we loaded our canoe where Theodore Roosevelt first caught a glimpse of the Rio Roosevelt. One hundred years ago Roosevelt and his team followed the telegraph line to where it crossed this then unknown river and began their descent. The river seems unchanged from Roosevelt’s time. The forest is alive with a Read More

The end of the river, but the adventure continues

6_17_14 Student Response (Lower) 6_17_14 Student Response (Upper) One hundred years ago President Roosevelt and his exhausted team rounded a bend in the Rio Roosevelt. It was like hundreds of other bends they had rounded, but this time they were greeted by the American and Brazilian flags fluttering in the wind and the sound of Read More

Paddling on the Rio Roosevelt

  Today we finally reached the Rio Roosevelt! As we paddled around a bend in the Rio Branco, the Rio Roosevelt came into view. Everyone howled with joy. We are finally descending the river that President Theodore Roosevelt’s party explored 100 years ago. One of our goals is to see how the river has changed Read More

The Adventure begins, with a little twist

Today was a big day. I could hardly sleep last night because I was anxious about what would happen. We hoped to meet with the Cinta Larga chiefs today to get permission to travel through the Cinta Larga’s land today. Unfortunately, we were not able to secure permission to pass through the Cinta Larga’s land, Read More

Preparing to canoe the Rio Roosevelt

5_12_14StudentResponse(Lower) 5_12_14StudentResponse(Upper) On Friday Paul  Schurke and I will get on an airplane in Duluth, Minnesota and fly to Sao Paulo, Brazil.  We are busy organizing and packing our equipment for our trip. We will spend over 6 weeks in Brazil. We will be exploring the Amazon Rainforest. We will spend over a month canoeing Read More