Cairo to the Gulf (click on picture to enlarge)


Monday, July 19, 2010


Aaron and Jake put in a marathon canoe session to end the trip.  They spent 26 continuous hours in the canoe cranking out 81 incredible miles since Sunday morning.  They paddled until 1:00 a..m., slept until 5:00 a.m. and canoed again until 9:30 a.m.  They were not able to reach mile 0 because the Coast Guard informed them that no boats would be able to bring them back to Venice.  They reached mile 13, some 2239 miles total.Below is a picture of the conversation with the Coast Guard.

Keep checking the blog for more posts and new pictures.

Posted by Aaron's dad


  1. Colleen (Carol's friend)July 19, 2010 at 4:17 PM

    Congratulations Aaron & Jake...such an amazing accomplishment!!!!!

  2. Linnaea ButterfieldJuly 20, 2010 at 6:10 AM

    I have loved this blog and will miss hearing about all your travails but I am glad you are done and safe. Now what Disney World? lol

  3. It's a VERY happy day! Congratulations Aaron and Jake.

  4. WooHoo...way to go! This is an amazing accomplishment by itself, but the fact that you two did this with the purpose of raising money to fight cancer (the Monster as I call it) shows what truely amazing men you are...THANK YOU!!!!

  5. Congratulations Gentleman, excellent job!


  6. Congratulations, what an accomplishment, have enjoyed following your adventure! My grandma is a 3X survivor, so thanks for your efforts!

  7. Jake's uncle Steve ValloJuly 21, 2010 at 9:53 AM

    Congratulations on your awesome accomplishment.

    (wow all that way for some Andre')

  8. Incredible!!!! Everyone at Duluth Pack is proud of you! Hope you can come up and share your stories with us soon! Now eat and get some rest!

  9. Great job, guys. Thanks for sharing your journey!