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Tuesday, May 26, 2015
Canoeing the Great Plains – A Missouri River Summer
Presentation by author and historian Patrick Dobson, PhD Tired of an unfulfilling life in Kansas City, Missouri, Patrick Dobson left his job and set off on foot across the Great Plains. After two and a half months, 1,450 miles, and numerous encounters with the people of the heartland, Patrick arrived in Montana. He then set a canoe on the Missouri and asked the river to carry him safely back to Kansas City, hoping this enigmatic watercourse would help reconnect him with his life. Patrick will share the story he recounts in his book "Canoeing the Great Plains - A Missouri River Summer".
Tuesday, June 2, 2015
Ultra Marathon Paddling: Tips on preparing for the MR340 and other irrationally long races
Presentation by Bryan Hopkins 10 years ago Bryan Hopkins was in the first batch of racers to attempt the Missouri American Water MR340 and has grown to be a consistent contender in Missouri River races. He's going to provide tips on preparing your equipment, boat, body, brain and heart for endurance paddling races. This is going to be a great talk whether or not you ever intend on tackling a paddling race.