1. Martin Looker

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    Nine years ago my son and his wife and my daughter and I started at Lac La Belle and started paddling home to Gladwin. We have reached Brimley this summer. I also started at alger road in Gladwin county and have paddled all of the way up to Rogers City. Hopefully we can make it to the locks and maybe down to Detour before it gets too cold.
     
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  3. Martin Looker

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  4. Batm-m55

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    Awesome! Do you have an online map of your complete route?
     
  5. Martin Looker

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    I think that my son may have one.
     
  6. Martin Looker

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    These are the maps of our trip.
     

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  7. fisheater

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    Wow! You’ve really have made progress. Very cool, be safe, and thanks for sharing.
     
  8. Batm-m55

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    Are you in sea kayaks on the big water and something smaller on the rivers? Camping along the way or just day trips? I'd also like to hear how this this trip idea came about
     
  9. Martin Looker

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    We are paddling 20 and 22 ft triples. Both are custom built by my son. We take camping gear on some legs but most are day trips. It all started about 35 years ago when I was talking to my kids about paddling home from the Red Sands in our canoe. As life works out with a wife and three kids and a full time job. We didn't do the trip. Fast forward 20 years and my oldest started building kayaks. Then he decided we should do the trip and he built the big boats. The rest is a very long paddle.
     
  10. Grinnell

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    That’s excellent
     
  11. Martin Looker

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    No more paddling this summer. Dr says on paddling with a torn bicep. I guess stuff happens.
     
  12. Buddwiser

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    Curious as to how you managed putting in and taking out your boats. Did you have someone spot your vehicle or a family member going ahead to a designated pick up spot and await your arrival?
     
  13. Martin Looker

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    My wife is our chase driver. We try to do around 15 miles per day and she drops us off and meets us at our landing.
     
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    That is a bummer. Hope you can get back at it next summer.
     
  15. Martin Looker

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    Sorry I haven't posted lately but I finally got to the doc and he said no operation just lots of therapy and I should be good to go next spring.
     
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