Together to the Tundra 2015 - Dan Clark

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Photo Credit: Dan Clark
"Water pours through the crumpled canoe. Our well travelled canoe rests uncomfortably on the bottom of the creek deformed beyond belief. About the only thing holding it together is the spray deck. Moments before in a narrow swift that I could have waded, I lost control of the bow of the boat. It swung instantly into the current and caught on the far side. The force of the water folded it. Everything went in the water: all of our gear, weeks of food AND the kids."

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365 km, 32 days, 1 Canoe: by Leigh Purvis

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Just recently, Leigh and his adventurous family shared this short trip report with us. If you read on, make sure to prepare yourself to be inspired!

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C&K Awards... And the nomination goes to.....

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Not long ago, the Canoe and Kayak Magazine Awards nominees were announced. Turns out a few of our good friends were given recognition for their passionate work. Canoe and Kayak Magazine has listed Dave and Amy Freeman and their adventure Wilderness Classroom as a finalist in the “Spirit of Adventure” Award which is one of the categories of the 2013 Canoe and Kayak Awards. Vote for the Wilderness Classroom here: http://www.canoekayak.com/canoe-kayak-awards/vote/spirit-of-adventure/ supplied photo : David Freeman North Water chose to support this expedition as it was a way to help inspire and bring the wilderness to school children around the...

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There Is No Place Like Home (In a Cockpit)

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Check out this recent email we received from Leigh Purvis about his custom North Water canoe deck complete with "Kids Cockpit Hatches":

This two little ones feel right at "home" in their hatches.

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The 11,700-Mile Human-Powered North American Odyssey Comes To An End

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Photo credit: Bryan Hansel Having landed their kayaks in the Florida keys on Thursday, April 4, 2013, Amy and Dave Freeman have thus completed their 3-year, 11,700-mile expedition across North America by kayak, dogsled and canoe. It has been estimated that over 80,000 elementary and middle school students from around the world have participated in the Wilderness Classroom's North American Odyssey by the use modern day advances in virtual technology. What compelled Dave and Amy to even dream of such an undertaking? Their press release states: "According to the Outdoor Foundation's 2012 Outdoor Recreation Participation Report, the biggest reason that children...

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