Man kayaks from Minnesota to Key West, Florida

11:41 AM, Mar 10, 2013   |    comments
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KEY WEST, Fla. - A kayaker has arrived at the southernmost spot in the U.S. after a 4,000 mile adventure that took him from Minnesota's Northwest Angle, the northernmost spot in the nation all the way to Key West, Florida.

Daniel Alvarez pulled his 17-foot kayak onto Key West's South Beach on Saturday, completing the trek that began June 11th.

The 31-year-old from Tallahassee started at Minnesota's Northwest Angle.

His route took him through Lake Superior, the Mississippi River, Florida's Everglades and a portion of the Florida Keys island chain. He won a $10,000 endowment for the journey after competing in an online contest for an outdoor adventure magazine.

Alvarez said he could comfortably paddle about 20 miles per day but wind and weather conditions set him back. He stopped along the way to conduct presentations on waterway conservation.

 

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