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Category: Canoeing

7 best exercises to stay fit for canoeing

Some of my really die-hard canoeing buddies don’t hesitate to venture out onto the water in a canoe throughout the year – even during the winter!  Certainly, our Canadian pioneers and their Haudenosaunee predecessors couldn’t avoid canoeing in chilly water. But for us less exuberant, fair-weather paddlers, October is […]

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Amazing atomic age sites in Mississippi

The Roaming Parkers are all about Travel, Adventure, Conservation, and Food.  We just got back from a wonderful family vacation at the Riviera of the South – Gulf Shores, Alabama.  Before that, we were hiking at Mount Saint Helens and exploring in Bigfoot’s footprints in the Pacific Northwest. […]

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8 must-read canoeing books

 Exploring Coastal Mississippi by Scott B. Williams is a guidebook for exploring by boat (canoe, kayak…) the nooks and crannies of the Mississippi Gulf coast and barrier islands. Complete with info about safety, camping, weather, and navigation, this book is indispensable for any would-be adventurer that wants to paddle […]

Mississippi Solo

    What an outstanding outdoor adventure travel book! Mississippi Solo by Eddy Harris is the story of a man from Saint Louis that gets the idea to canoe the entire length of the Mississippi River from Lake Itasca in Minnesota to New Orleans Louisiana – some 2300 miles! […]