4 days off


Friday, October 10th-Monday, October 13th I think I picked the perfect time for a 4 day break. It rained all weekend. Hard. On Friday, Howard (my new bff), suggested going through all my equipment, doing laundry and cleaning my boat.  …

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Q&A With Keith

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3 Days on “The Red”


“Gunter glieben glauchen globen. All right. I’ve got something to say.”-Def Leppard Tuesday, October 7th Today was fun. In fact, as my friend Brian Fleming says, “I had a blast.”  I think this is in large part due to the fact …

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Goodbye Mississippi River, Hello Red River


“Louisiana is a fresh-air mental asylum.”-James Lee Burke Saturday, October 4th A glorious afternoon, a sun splashed Mississippi River and a northwest wind.  I started early and canoed to Natchez, MS, a distance of 50+ miles.  In all likelihood, this …

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Vicksburg, MS


“Anyone who stops learning is old, whether twenty or eighty.  Anyone who keeps learning stays young. The greatest thing you can do is keep your mind young.”-Mark Twain I’ve learned more than I could have imagined on this trip.   …

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Out of Rosedale (Part 2)


“If you come down to the river, bet you gonna find some people who live. You don’t have to worry cause you have no money, people on the river are happy to give.  Rollin, rollin, rollin on the river”-CCR  (You …

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Into Rosedale, MS (Part 1)


“Going down to Rosedale, take my rider by my side, going down to Rosedale take my rider by my side, you can still barrel house baby, on the riverside”-Robert Johnson Tuesday, September 23rd It was nice to awake in a …

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Paddlin’ in Memphis


“Time is everlasting but nothing outlasts time, whatever comes must go it seems it’s not ours to question why.” – Tora Tora (great Memphis 80’s rock band) Dale Sanders. The man. Saturday, September 20th I awoke to a warm early …

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Life on the Mississippi


“Mississippi Queen, you know what I mean.  Mississippi Queen, she taught me everything.”- Mountain Tuesday, September 16th It’s not often that a “sandbar” is my destination. Today this was the case and it exceeded my expectations. Mike Clark furnished me with …

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Ol’ Man River (and he is at flood stage)


“Unquestionably the discovery of the Mississippi is a datable fact which considerably mellows and modifies the shiny newness of our country, and gives her a most respectable outside-aspect of rustiness and antiquity.”-Mark Twain Thank you Steve for the additional photos. …

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