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Observations from Canoeing the Buffalo River

The national wild and scenic Buffalo River in Arkansas is one of the finest canoeing rivers in America.  …

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Secret of the Solo Shuttle

Solo paddlers and couples who travel in the same boat often discover that the hardest part of a trip is gett…

Tags: In The Sameboat, shuttle, Portage, bicycle

8 Adventures That'll Change This Season's Plans

From North Carolina to Canada to Croatia, we've got a few ideas that might just shake up your plans for the se…

Tags: destination, kayaking, canoeing, SUP

The 'Big Thicket' Canoeing MisAdventure

Every spring I do an annual canoe trip with friends. One year we chose “Big Thicket National Preserve” on the …

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The Benefit of Using Guide Books

I turned 76 in September.  No matter, I continue to think—and largely feel—like I’m 29&hellip…

Tags: navigation, canoeing

Deck Storage

I have found every paddler has their own opinion as to where and how to store gear on the decks of their kayak…

Tags: Kayak, gear, storage

Why Pay To Play?

Why pay to play? Tamia posed that question last June, when she made the case for commercial outfitters and gui…

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Take a Tour

Let me begin by saying I am a big fan of "do it yourself." I enjoy exploring, problem solving and working out …

Tags: Kayak, Canoe, planning

The Search for Secret Waters

Some folks always need crowds around them, but most paddlers would probably like to be alone on the water, at …

Tags: In The Sameboat, maps, explore