Wednesday, June 3, 2009

From Three Forks to New Orleans in a Kayak

24-year-old Joe Forrester has set off on a kayak journey which will take him down the entire length of the Missouri River to its confluence with the Mississippi River at St. Louis, and from there he will continue down to the mouth of the Mississippi at New Orleans. The purpose of the 3,900 mile voyage is to raise $20,000 for the National Parkinson’s Foundation. Forrester's grandfather was diagnosed with the illness in 2005.

The journey started on June 2, when Forrester left Missouri Headwaters State Park, located at the headwaters of the Missouri River near Three Forks, Montana. At the time of this writing he's reached the town of Holker, a few miles south of Canyon Ferry Lake in western Montana. You can follow Joe's progress on Google Maps on his blog, Paddling for Parkinson's.

Complete article in the Bozeman Daily Chronicle
Paddling for Parkinson’s

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