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Man passes through coulee on 1,250-mile kayak journey

 

Last updated 9/12/2018 at 10am

John Kuntz puts his kayak in at the Crescent Bay boat launch Sept. 8, with the Grand Coulee Dam in the background. - Jacob Wagner photo

Imagine kayaking 1,250 miles down the Columbia River from Columbia Lake, in British Columbia, down to Astoria, Oregon.

That's exactly what John Kuntz, of Fort Gamble, Washington, is doing.

"It's beautiful," Kuntz said. "Lots of beaches, dramatic landscapes," adding that he's seen a variety of wildlife, including bear, elk, moose, river otter, turkey, coyotes, and at least the prints of cougar...



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