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Camp 5 in Lapagoan. Boys playing volleyball, aqueducts delivering water to wheat & potatoes newly growing small up, huge down View the location or send a reply to TA Loeffler: https://us0.inreach.garmin.com/textmessage/txtmsg?extId=f0b199f9-2178-452a-bcd0-a30187cae72c&adr=miyu735rowe%40post.wordpress.com TA Loeffler sent this message from: Lat 28.167304 Lon … Continue reading

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L5 snow topped mtns pull our gaze up from hundreds of mica dressed stone steps that lead us down, down, down. Blooms beckon View the location or send a reply to TA Loeffler: https://us0.inreach.garmin.com/textmessage/txtmsg?extId=5e1d4f56-c104-410a-891b-0641d70d4c5e&adr=miyu735rowe%40post.wordpress.com TA Loeffler sent this message from: … Continue reading

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Camp 5 In Kharka w/barking dog clouds creep in on tiny bovine feet Magnolia blossoms cling like doves 2 moss covered branches View the location or send a reply to TA Loeffler: https://us0.inreach.garmin.com/textmessage/txtmsg?extId=a63e97e5-8369-4ec2-9c9a-a2b356791e87&adr=miyu735rowe%40post.wordpress.com TA Loeffler sent this message from: Lat … Continue reading

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View L4 long down winding stone stair w/ water buffalo. Micro hydro under const. Cicadas sing. Do their ft get sore like ours? View the location or send a reply to TA Loeffler: https://us0.inreach.garmin.com/textmessage/txtmsg?extId=020a6b28-8bd5-4e97-896f-90c11565693c&adr=miyu735rowe%40post.wordpress.com TA Loeffler sent this message from: … Continue reading

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Camp 3 just sky of goal. Jack hammer mixes with shepherds watching goats. Huge day of up, down & distance. Feet yell. Legs cramp. Spirit soars. GHT again. View the location or send a reply to TA Loeffler: https://us0.inreach.garmin.com/textmessage/txtmsg?extId=573d087a-1e2c-4472-8f2c-eeabc5fb40d4&adr=miyu735rowe%40post.wordpress.com TA … Continue reading

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inReach message from TA Loeffler

View from lunch, terraced fields of wheat & corn. Kids curious while adults kind in helping us find our way. Goats passing by. Big up this morn. 1200 m. View the location or send a reply to TA Loeffler: https://us0.inreach.garmin.com/textmessage/txtmsg?extId=6fa3759b-6fa5-4d79-bbcc-1921ba28cf9b&adr=miyu735rowe%40post.wordpress.comContinue reading

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inReach message from TA Loeffler

Hi from Machakhola. Great hot walk on new road. Life is changing here fast w/ many new roads. Looking across 2 tomorrow’s big up. Today broke us in slowly. View the location or send a reply to TA Loeffler: https://us0.inreach.garmin.com/textmessage/txtmsg?extId=dbd6654b-39d7-4dde-a992-4927af1ab76b&adr=miyu735rowe%40post.wordpress.comContinue reading

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inReach message from TA Loeffler

Hello from Soti Khola. Setting up camp. The drive had some super muddy parts. The driver was excellent. Ready for a Pretty Big Walk. Day One is in the books. View the location or send a reply to TA Loeffler: … Continue reading

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Heading Off to a Pretty Big Wall

After a quick day of catching up with friends and errands, the expedition bags are packed and we head off in the morning. We tested our expedition comms this morning and all seem to be working well. As long as … Continue reading

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inReach message from TA Loeffler

Hello from Kathmandu. After a great night’s sleep, we are off to exchange money, find sims, buy laundry soap, & visit friends. View the location or send a reply to TA Loeffler: https://us0.inreach.garmin.com/textmessage/txtmsg?extId=fad0a5b6-7daa-4f43-9a93-45b9b26f8c07&adr=miyu735rowe%40post.wordpress.com TA Loeffler sent this message from: Lat … Continue reading

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Pretty Big Walk-You’re Invited!

Marian and I are taking a walk. A Pretty Big Walk. We want you to come along in any way you can…walking, rolling, slowly, quickly, running, jumping, singing…any which way that, gets you, or keeps you moving. We’ll be walking, … Continue reading

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Happy Adventurous and Active New Year

Marian and I celebrated the New Year by hiking down to one of our favourite East Coast Trail destinations: Freshwater Bay. The photo above was taken from the new bridge that crosses Leamy’s Brook and enables hikers to avoid the … Continue reading

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Paddling North: 2.5 Million Paddle Strokes

Two weeks ago, in the middle of the night, we pulled into Tuktoyaktuk, NWT having done somewhere in the vicinity of 2.5 million paddle strokes. In the picture above, we are enjoying a toast to finishing our expedition. One week … Continue reading

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Check-in/OK message from SPOT TA

Device Name: TA Latitude: 69.41199 Longitude: -133.03539 GPS location Date/Time: 08/13/2018 21:36:29 NDT Message: TA & Marian are paddling to the Arctic Ocean. Check the map to see where they are paddling & exploring today! Click the link below to … Continue reading

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Paddling North: Summit!

After an epic day, we achieved our summit and paddled to the pingos just outside Tuktoyaktuk. More details soon.

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Device Name: TA Latitude: 69.40640 Longitude: -133.08691 GPS location Date/Time: 08/13/2018 05:50:35 NDT Message: TA & Marian are paddling to the Arctic Ocean. Check the map to see where they are paddling & exploring today! Click the link below to … Continue reading

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Check-in/OK message from SPOT TA

Device Name: TA Latitude: 69.23782 Longitude: -134.19055 GPS location Date/Time: 08/12/2018 03:04:26 NDT Message: TA & Marian are paddling to the Arctic Ocean. Check the map to see where they are paddling & exploring today! Click the link below to … Continue reading

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Check-in/OK message from SPOT TA

Device Name: TA Latitude: 69.10308 Longitude: -134.40788 GPS location Date/Time: 08/11/2018 00:59:06 NDT Message: TA & Marian are paddling to the Arctic Ocean. Check the map to see where they are paddling & exploring today! Click the link below to … Continue reading

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Check-in/OK message from SPOT TA

Device Name: TA Latitude: 68.85241 Longitude: -134.46161 GPS location Date/Time: 08/09/2018 22:44:58 NDT Message: TA & Marian are paddling to the Arctic Ocean. Check the map to see where they are paddling & exploring today! Click the link below to … Continue reading

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Check-in/OK message from SPOT TA

Device Name: TA Latitude: 68.68961 Longitude: -134.13568 GPS location Date/Time: 08/08/2018 21:43:07 NDT Message: TA & Marian are paddling to the Arctic Ocean. Check the map to see where they are paddling & exploring today! Click the link below to … Continue reading

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Device Name: TA Latitude: 68.68950 Longitude: -134.13531 GPS location Date/Time: 08/07/2018 22:09:45 NDT Message: TA & Marian are paddling to the Arctic Ocean. Check the map to see where they are paddling & exploring today! Click the link below to … Continue reading

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Device Name: TA Latitude: 68.63325 Longitude: -134.06879 GPS location Date/Time: 08/07/2018 03:55:41 NDT Message: TA & Marian are paddling to the Arctic Ocean. Check the map to see where they are paddling & exploring today! Click the link below to … Continue reading

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How #PaddlingNorth is Like Climbing Everest Part Two: The Summit Push

A few weeks ago, I wrote a post about the similarities between this expedition and climbing Everest. You can find that post here: How #PaddlingNorth is Like Climbing Everest https://taloeffler.com/2018/07/13/how-paddlingnorth-is-like-climbing-everest/ This is part two. Marian and I reached Inuvik last … Continue reading

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Device Name: TA Latitude: 68.35173 Longitude: -133.72433 GPS location Date/Time: 08/06/2018 01:21:57 NDT Message: TA & Marian are paddling to the Arctic Ocean. Check the map to see where they are paddling & exploring today! Click the link below to … Continue reading

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Paddling North: Km 2880 and Back in Inuvik

We didn’t start the day thinking we’d finish it in Inuvik but we did. We put a second big day in the books to try to sit out some weather here where we can do some planning. Our evening paddles … Continue reading

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Device Name: TA Latitude: 68.35173 Longitude: -133.72433 GPS location Date/Time: 08/05/2018 06:40:25 NDT Message: TA & Marian are paddling to the Arctic Ocean. Check the map to see where they are paddling & exploring today! Click the link below to … Continue reading

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