Thursday, January 3, 2008

minus 4 minus 8... then what


OK... minus 4 degrees and minus 8 weeks and counting till the Everglades Challenge. Marissa is at her mom's house and I think she has just realized how close the Challenge is. Panic!!

It was kinda fun, as she was on the phone this morning when I dropped the entry and check off at the post office. There was a pause, then a "Wow, .... Dad, this is really coming up fast!"


Like clockwork (January 1st) I got a phone call from Mark at Kruger Canoes.
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Time to get the 2008 calendar out and block out weeks for our joint Peak Camp / Kruger Kids adventures. We have the dates, but we are perplexed on what to do? The possibilities abound.
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Some pretty outrageous ideas. Super Boo is setting the bar pretty high for the rest of the adventure kids with her bid to complete the EC 2008. I think the Hardcore Adventure Camp has turned a corner for the extreme.
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I think a tough decision was made not to do the MR340 this year. Though there are some changes to the event where we could build a canoe and jam up to 6 people in it. hmmm? , a 34 ft long Kruger freighter? :-)
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We had contacted Scott the event director a while back on allowing youth to participate in the MR340 under adult supervision. We thought we might turn it into a challenge camp event for our more advanced youth paddlers in PEAK Camp. But the answer was no do to insurance reasons.
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Ideas
Dawn (SandyBottom) has a list of places she wants to paddle and has done some research around them and shared ideas...
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John from the paddlin shop has offered on more then one occasion and has asked me to join him on one of his paddle /sail adventures...
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Mark and the Kruger Canoe crowed from Michigan have some great 100 mile plus ideas brewing. Plus the Michigan Challenge keeps coming up in conversations.
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Mike ( he and I and another Mike from C2C Adventures kayaked and and portaged 450 kilometers across Costa Rica in 2003) put the word out he too want to do something this summer.
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What to do what to do what to do? - The Capt'n

3 comments:

Dawn (aka SandyBottom) said...

Brrr, for now, just stay nice and warm.

Hmmm, a 6 man canoe sounds like lots of fun....

Silbs said...

I worry about you guys coping with the heat. It is a drastic change to go from minus anything to heavan knows what. Do you do anything to acclimate?

Capt'n "O" Dark 30 & Super Boo said...

kiwibird is in charge of the beer... it's root beer for you boo.