Canoeing the Great Plains: A Missouri River Summer by Patrick Dobson

By Patrick Dobson

Tired of an unfulfilling existence in Kansas urban, Missouri, Patrick Dobson left his activity and trigger strolling around the nice Plains. After and a part months, 1,450 miles, and diverse encounters with the folks of the heartland, Dobson arrived in Helena, Montana. He then set a canoe at the Missouri and requested the river to hold him thoroughly again to Kansas urban, hoping this enigmatic watercourse might aid reconnect him along with his lifestyles.
 
In Canoeing the nice Plains, Dobson recounts his trip at the Missouri, the country’s longest river. Dobson, a amateur canoeist whilst he starts off his journey, faces the Missouri at a time of harmful flooding and needs to discover ways to belief himself to the strong flows of the river and its stark and serenely appealing nation-state. He meets a solid of characters alongside the river who support him either with the mundane projects of canoeing—portaging round dams and reservoirs and discovering campsites—and along with his personal own transformation. Mishaps, error, and misadventures plague his journey, yet through the years the river shifts from being a daunting adversary to a welcome significant other.
 
As the miles drift by way of and the differences blur among himself and what he previously referred to as nature, Dobson involves grips together with his prior, his fears, and his lifestyles past the river.

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