Thursday, April 10, 2014

Index of States Kayaked by Charlene Swankie


This is a work in progress… I am adding the last few states (of lower 48) and will also add elevations.  (updated 4/10/2014)
State
Order
Date
Location
Elevation
Alabama 46 10/23/12 Justins Bay, AL (solo)  
Alaska 49 8/20/2013 Holgate Glacier, Holgate Arm near Seward, AK  
Arizona 2 06/2009 Watson Lake / Vickie Walker; Cibola NWR (N.P.)  
Arkansas 43 10/7/12 Beaver Lake (solo)  
California
California2
1 3/2008

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08/30/2009
08/03/2009
1) Monterey Bay(many times)
2) Morro Bay (fb)
3) Spooners Cove @ Montano de Oro State Park (fb)
4) Elkhorn Slough
5) Gold Lake (fb)
6) West Shore of Lake Tahoe(*maiden voyage) / Elle Beals (fb)
 
Colorado 39 10/11/11 and

Summer 2012
Jackson Lake State Park nr Orchard (solo) (*Pelicans)

Meadow Creek Lake nr Rifle (solo)
 
Connecticut 20 10/25/10 Put in @ Westerly, RI and paddled back and forth from CT-RI down to Little Narragansett Bay. (solo) (*Swans)  
Delaware 23 11/02/10 Cape Henlopen @ Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge-put in @ Boat Ramp Access Rd. (solo)  
Florida 29 11/26/10



12/19/10

12/30/10


10/?/12
1) Santa Fe River @ Columbia State Park, High Springs / Judy Luke family
2) Cedar Kay /Gary Lepak
3) Ichetucknee Springs State Park/Gary Lepak
4)   (solo)
 
Georgia 28 11/16/10 Tybee Island (solo)  
Hawaii 50 abt 5/2014 undetermined at this time  
Idaho 6 10/18/09 Upper and Lower Priest Lakes (solo), Priest River, ID Moose Family Video
Illinois 36 09/23/11 Lake Shelbyville (solo)  
Indiana 35 08/19/11 Lake Monroe @very large boat launching area off Hwy 446 (solo)  
Iowa 37 09/28/11 Clear Lake @ McIntosh Woods State Park (43.12237,-93.45856) (solo)  
Kansas 41 10/02/12 Wilson Lake @ Wilson State Park – Otoe Launch (solo)  
Kentucky 34 08/18/11 Fredericks Landing, Wilder, KY Boat Launch (solo)  
Louisiana 47 10/25/12 Small unnamed pond/marsh nr Hwy 190 and Hwy 90(Chef Menteur Hwy) east of Slidell (solo)  
Maine 17 10/12/10 Long Pond on Mount Desert Island, Arcadia National Park (solo)  
Maryland/DC 24 11/02/10 Put in @ Ocean City Municipal Airport on Sinepuxent Bay… near Mystic Harbor & paddled across to Assateague State Park/Island (solo)  
Massachusetts 19 10/21/10 Secret Lake in Athol / Kay Gleason  
Michigan 14 08/31/10


09/05/10
1) Thunder Bay Marine Sanctuary @ Alpena (solo)
2) Launched @ Gross Isle (solo)
 
Minnesota 12 08/03/10

08/07/10
1) St. Louis River @ Floodwood (solo)
2) Ely – Boundary Waters Canoe Area (solo) (write up BWCA)
 
Mississippi 45 10/12/12


10/24/12
1) Sardis Lake @ Engineer Point Public Use Area
2) Pearlton
 
Missouri 44 10/09/12 Coombs Ferry Public Use Area, Blue Eye, MO (solo)  
Montana 7 10/19/09 Flathead Lake (solo), Lakeside, MT  
Nebraska 38 10/10/11 Lake McConaughy, Ogallala (solo)  
Nevada 3 08/25/09

12/03/09
1) Cave Rock, NV (solo)
2) Callville Bay Marina @ Lake Mead (solo) fb
 
New Hampshire 16 10/19/10 Harriman Reservoir in S.W. corner of state. Rt. 9, Molly Stark Trail.  
New Jersey 22 10/27/10 Sandy Hook nr Fort Hancock @ Gateway National Recreation Area (solo)  
New Mexico 40 10/15/11 Lake Caballo nr Truth or Consequences  on Rio Grande River (solo)  
New York 15 09/25/10 Grand Island @ Beaver Point / Matt Beals  
North Carolina 26 11/10/10 Jordan Lake / Judith Sookne  
North Dakota 11 07/28/10 Langlier’s Bay on Lake Oahe (solo)  
Ohio 33 07/28-29/11 1) Mad River / Cheryl and David Simmons (6.5 miles) (fb)
2) Buck Creek State Park lake (solo)
 
Oklahoma 42 10/06/12 Robert S. Kerr Reservoir @ Sallisaw Creek Park (Cherokee Nation) (solo)  
Oregon 4 08/31/09 Siltcoos Lake, OR (solo)  
Pennsylvania 32 07/24/11 Loyalhanna Lake. Camped @ Bush Recreation Area (solo)  
Rhode Island 21 10/25/10 Put in @ Westerly, RI and paddled back and forth from CT-RI down to Little Narragansett Bay. (solo)  
South Carolina 27 or 28? 11/13/10 Folly Beach (solo)  
South Dakota 10 07/28/10 Missouri River on Lake Oahe @ Mobridge (solo)  
Tennessee 30 07/18/11 French Broad River to Nolichucky River nr Newport / Leadvale @ Rankin Bottoms. (solo)  
Texas 48 10/30/12 Mountain Lake nr Grand Prairie (fb)  
Utah 8 11/02/09 Quail Creek Reservoir nr St.
George (solo)
 
Vermont 18 10/19/10 get location from SPOT  
Virginia 25 11/05/10 Kayaked here. First Landing State Park @ Broad Bay N.W of Virginia Beach .(solo)  
Washington 5

09/9-15/09



09/9-15/09

09/12/09


07/01/10
1) Elliott Bay @ Alki Point  (solo)
2) Wenatchee – Turtle Island @ Lincoln Rock State Park (solo)
4) Port Angeles / Gary Lepak
5) Port Townsend /Gary Lepak (fb)
5) Port Angeles / Gary Lepak
 
West Virginia 31 07/23/11 Sutton Lake (solo)  
Wisconsin 13 08/14/10 Apostle Islands National Lake Shore, north of Bayfield, WI (solo)  
Wyoming 9 07/23 or 25?/10 Big Horn Canyon Recreation Area @ Horseshoe Bend Lake(solo)  

4 comments:

  1. Hi Charlene - just wanted to let you know I mentioned you in tonight's blog post.

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  2. I think you like us (Washington) the best. No really, that is so awesome!

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In 2006, I was shopping for a wheelchair. By 2007 I had new knees, better health and by 2008 a kayak. In Aug 2013, I kayaked my 49th state, Alaska, at the Holgate Glacier and in May 2014, I kayaked Hawaii, my 50th state, to celebrate my 70th Birthday and the finale to the wonderful adventure of Kayaking America? Next up... Hiking the Arizona Trail, 820 miles in 2015 solo. In training now for the hike.