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All Things Are Possible The Verlen Kruger Story: 100,000 Miles by Paddle

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ISBN-10: 159193138X

ISBN-13: 9781591931386

Edition: N/A

Authors: Philip Peterson

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- never sat in a canoe until age 41 - the only man who paddled more than four times the distance around the earth - held 11 world records of paddling feats - broke his own record for the Mississippi River to the Gulf of Mexico at age 78 - still holds the record with his partner for paddling up the Grand Canyon of the Colorado River and upstream on the Mississippi Verlen has taught so many that extraordinary things can be accomplishing by ordinary people if they simply believe "all things are possible." This humble, intelligent, tenacious man who loved butterflies endeared himself to so many by the way he lived his life and experienced his driven adventures. A must-have biography of a man…    
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List price: $35.00
Publisher: AdventureKEEN
Publication date: 6/22/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 304
Size: 9.75" wide x 8.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.860
Language: English

Phil Peterson Sr. grew up in Grand Marais, Minnesota, on Lake Superior, next to the Boundary Waters Canoe Area. He has explored that area summer and winter for most of his adult life. In addition, he pursued a life of adventure sailing on a variety of boats and accruing some 30,000 miles of adventures, crossing oceans among them. Married for 45 years, Phil and his wife raised five interesting children into accomplished adults while working near and playing on the Great Lakes, Puget Sound, and oceans east and west. He also enjoyed a 50-year career in the U.S. ski industry. Phil and his wife now live in the beautiful St. Croix River valley. He is an accomplished woodworker, builder of his own…    

1922-1940: Birth and Early Life of Verlen Kruger
1941-1945: The Military and Verlen Kruger
1946-1961: Beginnings of the Verlen Kruger Family
1962-1970: Discovery of Canoes and Racing
1971-1974: Cross Continent Canoe Safari
1975-1976: A Brotherly Loss
1977-1979: Planning the Ultimate Canoe Challenge
1980-1981: The Ultimate Canoe Challenge and Mississippi Upstream
1982: Cape Blanco
1982: On To Tragedy
1982: Two Teams on the Baja
1983: Up the Grand Canyon
1983: Return To The Beginning
1984: Eddie Bauer Challenge
1985: The Two Continent Canoe Expedition
1986: The Caribbean
1986: South America
1987: Cape Horn
1989: Grand River Expedition '90
1990: Readjustment Again
1998: Back to the Future
1981-2003: Mississippi Challenges
2001: The Great Mississippi River Race For Rett Syndrome, May 2001
2003: The Mississippi River Challenge for Rett Syndrome and Leukodystrophy, 2003
2002: Yukon Odyssey
1975-2003: Verlen Kruger and His Canoes
2003: Friends of Verlen Kruger
2004: Verlen Kruger and Animals
2004: The Last Portage
Some Awards and Records of Verlen Kruger
Honors and Awards
Suggested Reading and Viewing on Verlen Kruger
Verlen Kruger Memorial/Support Rett Syndrome and Leukodystrophy
Author's Note