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How Rafting Is Related to My Car

January 14th, 2006 Robyn Suddeth

Two mornings ago it became official: my little teal saturn sedan is dead. It’s finished, unfixable, will probably never run again. Before getting too sad for me, know that I am a little relieved to finally be rid of this car. So now I’m on the search for a new car. My priorities in this […]

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Why River Guide?

January 14th, 2006 Robyn Suddeth

Last summer I had the amazing opportunity of going on the upper half of a Grand Canyon river trip. After hiking out from Phantom Ranch, we were hanging out in Flagstaff and found a book titled There’s This River – Grand Canyon Boatmen Stories. It’s a really well-done book, mixing humorous stories with stories of […]

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The Difference Between Hitchhiking and Backpacking

January 14th, 2006 Robyn Suddeth

Before setting off on a 35 kilometer trek from Futaleufu, Chile to Trevelin in Argentina, I assumed a very big difference between hitchhiking and backpacking. I had imagined hitchhiking to be more or less a stagnant and easy activity in which the hitchhiker spends much time sitting and waiting with a thumb sticking out into […]

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