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Blind vet paddles kayak through Montana’s whitewater rapids

July 29, 2014 in Uncategorized

EMIGRANT, Mont. — Eric Marts had never touched a kayak, let alone fathomed paddling the one-man boat through raging whitewater rapids — until, strangely enough, he lost his eyesight.
“To be honest, if I could see, I’d probably look at that w…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Blind vet paddles kayak through Montana’s whitewater rapids

July 29, 2014 in Uncategorized

EMIGRANT, Mont. — Eric Marts had never touched a kayak, let alone fathomed paddling the one-man boat through raging whitewater rapids — until, strangely enough, he lost his eyesight.
“To be honest, if I could see, I’d probably look at that w…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Community invited to welcome home kayaker Brock Wood

July 26, 2013 in Alexandria Echo Press

The family of Brock Wood invites the community of Alexandria to join them in welcoming Brock home after he completed his “Paddle 4 Kins” journey down the Mississippi River. Continue Reading

Alvarez concludes his 4,000-mile journey

March 22, 2013 in Lake County News-Chronicle

Daniel Alvarez, the 31-year old Floridian who made a stop in Two Harbors last summer on his way from the Northwest Angle in far northern Minnesota to Key West, has completed his paddling adventure. Continue Reading

A summer-long journey with a purpose

March 19, 2013 in Alexandria Echo Press

His dream is to conquer the Mississippi River.
His motivation is to raise money for a cure a cure to stop the disease that he has found himself fighting as an 18-year-old man.
The disease is Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Continue Reading

Daniel Alvarez’s paddle to the sea

December 14, 2012 in Lake County News-Chronicle

Daniel Alvarez, the 31-year-old Florida man who passed through Lake County last summer on his 4,000- mile kayak adventure from the Northwest Angle in northern Minnesota to the Florida Keys, has been making steady progress down the Mississippi River. Continue Reading

Daniel Alvarez journeys on

September 14, 2012 in Lake County News-Chronicle

At the end of August, Daniel Alvarez packed up his gear in his 17-foot kayak and paddled out of Two Harbors, headed for Duluth. Continue Reading

The Angle to the Keys: the incredible journey of Daniel Alvarez.

August 23, 2012 in Lake County News-Chronicle

In a Kayak Festival t-shirt and flip-flops, 31-year-old Daniel Alvarez looked like he could have been one of the many who took part in the paddling and fun in Two Harbors a couple weeks ago. But Alvarez is not from these parts. Continue Reading

Kayaks gaining in popularity on South Dakota rivers and lakes

July 10, 2012 in The Daily Republic

PIERRE On any given day the Missouri River is filled with boats zipping across the water propelled by engines large and small. Increasingly those boats are being joined on the water by their ancient precursor the kayak.
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Vigil held for Hill City teen who drowned while kayaking

June 18, 2012 in The Daily Republic

HILL CITY (AP) Hundreds of people gathered on a soccer field in the southwestern South Dakota community of Hill City to remember a teenager who drowned while kayaking on an area lake.
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