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Peter and Janos Kabai crossing the US on bicycles to promote the Blind Judo Foundation

Day #22 – Quail Island – 49 mi

Imre stopped in Kaltag and again he spent about an hour and a half on the beach, without turning off hisĀ Spot device. This is a new “habit”, and we are wondering what theĀ goal of these not-too-long but not-too-short stops might … Continue reading

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Blind Judo Foundation – Why?

Why Judo? Judo is a great sport. The word means “gentle way” and that sounds strange as we are talking about a type of martial arts, but it’s true. There are no punches or kicks in judo, and your goal … Continue reading

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Day #21 – Halfway Island – 63 mi

Imre has passed several points of interest today. Bishop Rock, which is a fish camp, then the village of Koyukuk. The Book warns about quick mud surrounding the island here where the Koyukuk river reaches the Yukon. One has to … Continue reading

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Day #20 – Galena – 52 mi

Galena is a large village of about 800 people. This is the last option to stock up on food and other necessities for the next 500 miles, and is a favorite stop for paddlers. But Imre heard news about recent … Continue reading

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Day #19 – Ruby – 15 mi

Imre called. He said decided to have an easy day today. His original plan was to do grocery shopping and laundry, to mail another set of SD photos and call home from Galena, he wasn’t planning on staying in Ruby. … Continue reading

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Day #18 – Horner Hot Springs – 76 mi

Imre passed a potentially dangerous part of the Yukon named Big Eddy. 7-8 foot waves are not unusual here. Luckily The Book clearly shows the path to choose to avoid the most dangerous area. The Book also mentions that the … Continue reading

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Day #17- Kallands – 57 mi

During the day, Imre stopped in the village named Tanana. He spent about 3 hours there but apparently he wasn’t able to call home. The Tanana River is Alaska’s second largest river. From here on, the Yukon is huge, one … Continue reading

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