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Kayaker paddles 4,000 miles, arrives in Key West

By Associated Press

LAST UPDATED: 01:53 a.m. HST, Mar 10, 2013

KEY WEST, Fla. » A kayaker has arrived in Key West after paddling some 4,000 miles — from the northernmost spot in the U.S. to its southernmost city.

Daniel Alvarez pulled his 17-foot kayak onto Key West's South Beach today, completing the trek that began June 11th.

The 31-year-old from Tallahassee started at Minnesota's Northwest Angle. His route took him through Lake Superior, the Mississippi River, Florida's Everglades and a portion of the Florida Keys island chain. He won a $10,000 endowment for the journey after competing in an online contest for an outdoor adventure magazine.

He said he could comfortably paddle about 20 miles per day, but wind and weather conditions set him back. He stopped along the way to conduct presentations on waterway conservation.


Online: Daniel Alvarez kayak journey: http://predictablylost.com

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Mythman wrote:
Recalling the voyaging of the original occupants of these lands who paddled themselves all over the place for the same reasons as this guy, for the fun of it........
on March 9,2013 | 09:31AM
hanalei395 wrote:
The original occupants of these lands, sailed, paddled themselves OVER THE HORIZON, all over the Pacific, not for "the fun of it", but for voyaging of discovery.
on March 9,2013 | 04:15PM
ainaboy wrote:
"— from the northernmost spot in the U.S. to its southernmost city." Um, that would be from Point Barrow, Alaska, to Hilo. Great job editing, S-A.
on March 9,2013 | 07:16PM
sailfish1 wrote:
It doesn't seem that trip is 4000 miles. I would guess around 2000 - 2500 miles at most.
on March 9,2013 | 08:37PM
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