Monthly Archives: June 2014
Day #10 – Eagle – 96 mi
Shortly after starting his day, Imre reached Eagle, AK where he had to stop at the US Customs Office. According to the spot messages, he spent about 40-50 minutes there. We still haven’t received any pictures from Imre, we will use one from … Continue reading
Day #9 – Welcome to the US! – 95 mi
Welcome to Alaska! Turning north-west, Imre spent more than 13 hours on the water (we know a lot more now about his daily routine) and cross the Canada – US border. We wonder if there is any sign at all displayed? … Continue reading
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Day #8 – Dawson City, YT – 24 mi – Phone Call!
We got a PHONE CALL from Imre! Imre called from a public phone using a calling card purchased ahead of his trip. He is doing OK. On the first few nights he could barely sleep, and during the day he often … Continue reading
Day #7 – Northbound on the Yukon River – 86 mi
The distance between Imre’s starting and ending coordinates today is 68.37 miles, so we estimate that he covered about 75 miles on the river. (updated to 86 after checking with Imre) Scrolling the map along his route, it doesn’t seem like he … Continue reading
Day #6 – Yukon River – 62 mi
This morning Imre started unusually late, close to 10:00 am. We think that he was finally able to do some grocery shopping. He left with two bear proof containers filled with food, which should be enough for as long as … Continue reading
Day #5 – Fort Selkirk – 79 mi
From Wikipedia: Fort Selkirk is a former trading post on the Yukon River at the confluence of the Pelly River in Canada’s Yukon. Archaeological evidence shows that the site has been in use for at least 8,000 years. […] There is no road access. Most visitors get there by boat, though … Continue reading
Day #4 – Carmacks – 95 mi
Imre had wonderful progress. The distance between his starting and ending coordinates “as the crow flies” is 54.16 mi. Since the river is really winding here, we estimate that he paddled at least 80 miles. (updated to 95 after checking … Continue reading
NBC Bay Area Interview – LINK!!
In the series “Bay Area Proud” of Garvin Thomas. Please see the video at http://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/local/Gilroy-Family-Embarks-On-5000-Mile-Alaskan-Adventure-To-Aid-Blind-Athletes-264616111.html or on YouTube: http://youtu.be/IXad0VSZWUs
Day #3 – Along the Yukon – 74 mi
Yesterday Imre stopped around 2 pm, after covering about half of the longish Lake Laberge. It seems he was waiting for the night to come and smooth out the waves. At 11:30 pm he started paddling again (who cares about … Continue reading