Tag Archives: Paddling

In search of the Ivory-billed Woodpecker

I was invited to float part of Bayou DeView in Monroe county Arkansas to seek evidence of the elusive and endangered Ivory-billed Woodpecker.  The leader of the expedition was Jim Carpenter, founder of Wild Birds Unlimited, and a long-time “hunter” of the bird. … Continue reading

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Summer Sabbatical in Salida – Day 2

Day two was all about the kayaking.  The Arkansas River flows through the valley that encompasses Salida and Buena Vista and draws many people to the area.  You see many  outfitters along the highways but we went with Rocky Mountain … Continue reading

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Summer Sabbatical in Salida

I’m hitting the road for a 4-day trip to the Salida/Buena Vista area of Colorado with 5 other members of the KC Adventure Club.  The itinerary includes Garden of the Gods in Colorado Springs, the Royal Gorge, kayaking the Arkansas … Continue reading

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Friending the Kaw

I took part in a float trip on the Kansas (Kaw) River today – organized by local Sierra Club groups and conducted by Friends of the Kaw.  American Rivers has named the Kaw one of the 10 most endangered rivers due … Continue reading

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Council Bluff Recreation Area

Sunday afternoon (May 13 – day 3) I headed for Council Bluff Recreation Area (no, not in Iowa) to begin a week-long Volunteer Vacation with 3 other people, repairing parts of the 12-mile trail around the lake.

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