2017 Images in Review

It’s New Year’s Eve so it must be time for a Liquid Adventuring year in review. Three outdoor themes stand out for me in 2017: 1. Stepping up my whitewater kayaking skills on new-to-me rivers out East; 2. Mary and I becoming motorhome owners; and 3. Being named a brand ambassador for TRAK Kayaks. Here’s a month-by-month look at some of our favorite Liquid Adventuring memories of 2017.


Naturally formed pyramid of ice on the Bay of Green Bay



Fishing shack on the frozen bay near Dyckesville, Wisconsin




California Grey Whales. Story here

A walk along Dana Point Marina, California

Navigating Horse Race Rapids on the Peshtigo River, Wisconsin. Video here

Punching a wave at Port Washington, Wisconsin. Video here



Approaching Five Foot Falls on the Peshtigo River, Wisconsin. Video here

Showing off my “folding” TRAK Kayak. I became a TRAK brand ambassador this year. Story here



Mary and me on Lake Michigan near Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin


Team River Runner boaters on the Lower Youghiogheny River, Pennsylvania. Story and video here

Ropes training at the Team River Runner leadership conference in Pennsylvania



At “Week of Rivers” in the Smokey Mountains of North Carolina where it rained every day. It was also sunny every day. Story and video here

The Wisconsin gang as we prepared to paddle the Nantahala River, North Carolina


Annual Team River Runner weekend at Wausau, Wisconsin


TRAK Kayak brand ambassadors display boats at the Door County (Wisconsin) Sea Kayak Symposium


Safety briefing before a Team River Runner kayak camping trip in the Apostle Islands of Lake Superior. Story and video here

Team River runner rescue practice on Sand Island, Apostle Islands, Wisconsin

Dry and warm on Sand Island

Taking in the view of Lake Superior from the north end of Sand Island during our TRR camping trip


My TRAK Kayak loaded with camping gear off Rock Island, Door County, Wisconsin. Story here



Start of the Wolfman Triathlon. Three miles of whitewater kayaking, 13 miles of mountain biking, 3.5 mile rugged trail run

One of the river crossings of the Wolfman Triathlon

First road trip in our Winnebago View Profile. Badlands National Park. Story here


Happy to make it back to the trailhead before dark. Badlands National Park.




A climbing hike in the Black Hills of South Dakota


Sunset, Green Bay, Wisconsin



Cormorants, pelicans and gulls gather before migration


Bald eagles on frozen ice as the bulk carrier Calumet Harbor passes by

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