Our Quest Resumes on the 4th of July!

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Just as our nation declared its independence from the tyrannical rule of George III on the 4th of July in 1776, we will declare our independence from the physical decline of advancing age – and our disdain for the despotic rule of Donald I – by resuming our quest on the 4th of July, 2020. 244 years have passed, but the American thirst for independence is unslaked.

We will paddle from Ada through downtown Grand Rapids – portaging safely around the dams – over the course of three days beginning July 4th. We will then finish our journey in mid-August. If you would like to join us for a day on the Grand please leave a comment here and let us know how we can get in touch to make arrangements. BYOK/C (kayak/canoe). We will maintain safe social distancing and wear masks when we are within 6 ft of each other. PFDs required, too.

Read about some of our earliest trips on the Grand here. We began our quest way back in 2016!


We are glad you found our blog. If you like it, please tell a friend and share it on your social media. We would be delighted if you would leave a comment here, and will respond promptly.  I often end my posts by writing “Please take the river’s side; Industry and Big Ag already have plenty of friends in high places.” During The Great Isolation I will add, “. . . and wear a damn mask!” Be well.

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