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Canoeist Bob Vollhaber
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Canoeist Bob Vollhaber
Minnesota adventurer Bob "Beav" Vollhaber arrived at Westchester Lagoon in Anchorage, Alaska, on Sunday, Sept. 15, 2013, after a six-month journey paddling his 17-foot canoe about 5,000 miles from Washington state to Anchorage. Vollhaber traveled "the long way" -- through the Inside Passage, with a portage over the Chilkoot Trail on snowshoes, down the Yukon River, along the Bering Sea coast, up the Kvichak River to Lake Iliamna, a portage over the Alaska Peninsula to the Cook Inlet. Vollhaber said he was "looking forward to a cheeseburger with fries, ketchup and mustard, and all the ice cream I can eat." (AP Photo/Anchorage Daily News, Bill Roth) (AP Photo/The Anchorage Daily News, ) LOCAL TV OUT (KTUU-TV, KTVA-TV) LOCAL PRINT OUT (THE ANCHORAGE PRESS, THE ALASKA DISPATCH)