Prepare kit before going on the water

This “ditch kit” comes from Paul Barnard, U.S. Coast Guard District 8 recreational boating safety specialist.  And every man knew, as the captain did too, T’was the witch of November come stealin’. Anyone who has heard Gordon Lightfoot’s ballad about the wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald will no doubt recognize “The witch of November” — the…

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Current River Challenge offers hiking and floating adventure

If you’re looking for an outdoor hiking and paddling adventure this fall, Ozark National Scenic Riverways (ONSR) has just the activity for you. ONSR, in partnership with Missouri State Parks and Ozark Trail Association, is inviting visitors to complete the Current River Challenge (CRC) along the upper Current River. This self-guided challenge includes three “legs”…

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