"Surfing a 300 Mile-Long Wave" - A Canoe Expedition During the Great Flood of 2011
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We guided Editor-at-large (and Memphis native) Hampton Sides on a baptismal cross-channel swim last May. For a preview of the psychology involved, and an interesting preview of Hampton's next work of non-fiction, a Memphis-based oral history of the Martin Luther King Assassination, listen to the podcast on the Outside Website, or read the story.
57 Feet & Rising By: W. Hodding Carter During the Great Flood of 2011, the Mississippi was an unleashed monster, with deadly currents and a flow rate that could fill the Superdome in less than a minute. Defying government orders, Delta native W. HODDING CARTER and two wet-ass pals canoed 300 miles from Memphis to Vicksburgï¿½surfing the crest, watching wildlife cope with the rising tide, and assessing whether manï¿½s ï¿½attempts to tame this river will always be doomed. Click here to read the full story.
Leave No Trace
Quapaw Canoe Company is introducing Leave No Trace Principals to the Lower Mississippi River