Planning Update

I’m sitting on the floor in front of the computer, keyboard balanced on my knees, with my feet pressed up against imaginary foot-pegs. Need to train the legs not to fall asleep in this position!

We’re getting down to the details in planning now. We have pretty much assembled or ordered our full complement of expedition gear, beautiful Current Designs kayaks, superlight Werner paddles, a full complement of Kokatat flotation and drywear,all the way down the the lowly camp mug and signal mirror.

We still need to decide on how exactly to handle food rations. We’re leaning towards buying our resupplies en route, and mailing ourselves supplements of hard to find stuff (like homemade elk jerky) at 2-4 week intervals.

Our house is coming along nicely. We finished painting the bedroom and have moved in new rustic furniture; we just need to rearrange a bit and the bedroom is done. We still need to paint the living room and bathroom and move in the new sleeper sofa. I finished seeding the lawn this afternoon. Hoping that the “Estes Park Low Maintenance Drought Tolerant” grass seed blend will thrive though somewhat neglected this summer.

Our next big push will be fund raising. We will be announcing a fund raising goal shortly, so stay tuned. All donations benefit the Living Oceans Society and will help to ensure a future for Pacific wild salmon. We are suggesting that individuals consider a $12.80 donation, which equates roughly to one penny for every mile that Apryle and I will paddle. You can donate using a credit card, bank account, or Paypal account using the “Donate” button on the left.

4 comments

1 Bethany Cox { 03.21.09 at 8:16 am }

food should def be bought along the way. you dont need to take anything extra. keep at least 3 emergency meals that you never touch and then just buy every time you get low.

2 Phil { 03.21.09 at 8:35 am }

We’ll be in some reasonably remote areas. It sounds like we’ll be able to find staples, but if we want/need anything more, we need to plan to send it to ourselves. Shipping to Canada gets expensive, though!

3 cindy { 03.21.09 at 9:08 am }

Has Bethany Cox made this trip before? Is she familiar with the area?

4 Phil { 03.21.09 at 9:31 am }

I don’t think that Bethany has paddled the Inside Passage, but she and her husband are currently paddling down the length of the East Coast, from Maine to Key West. They are facing a lot of the same issues that we’ll face, though their route is likely more populated.

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