Saturday, June 8, 2013

Table of Contents

Below you'll find a chronological map for my blog.  Each post is also linked at the end to the next entry.  Feel free to follow my journey in order or jump what you want, when you want.  :)

 Table of Contents for Yukon River Trip's Blog





This Table of Contents is not complete
& will evolve as the entries do.
This blog is a work-in-progress;
please return every once in a while to see what's new.

Monday, March 25, 2013

Congrats to the Noblesville Schools 2013 Lily Grant Recipients

Congratulations to Noblesville Schools' 
2013 Teacher Creativity Fellowship Grant Recipients:  
  Carol Land, Craig Helming, 
Darlene Patterson, & Greg Richards!

May each of you live your grant experiences to the fullest.
Pete Smith's full article appeared in the Noblesville's The Times
on March 20, 2013.

Did you notice the quote by yours truly appearing at the very top of the picture?

My 2011 Lily Grant Proposal
Click here if you are an Indiana teacher 
that would like to learn more about the Lily Endowment's 
Teacher Creativity Fellowship Grant.

Monday, September 24, 2012

Thursday, January 19, 2012

The Sundowner Braves the Indiana Snow!

She traveled all the way to the Yukon Territory this past summer, but of course, the Sundowner never saw a flake of snow while in the Land of the Midnight Sun (though she did spend nearly 3 weeks carrying us through the 40-degree waters (°F) of Lake Laberge & the Yukon River.  The Yukon's summer days oozed warmth when the sun seemed to circumnavigate us in clear, blue and indescribably vast skies.  Our nights (which never really got dark like our Indiana nights) were more than chilly, but bearable with the right amount of layers and gear. 

photo by Ernie Mills

You may be wondering how the Sundowner is passing her days during this mild but finally snowy winter.  Well, stop by Nurpu River & Mountain Supply to see for yourself!  She's parked out in Nurpu's front yard, so you can't miss the Sundowner if you're driving in or out of Noblesville on SR 38.  Feel free to walk up and around the boat to get a deeper understanding of what it was like for Jake & I to call this boat our home for three weeks during this past summer as we ventured the waters of the wild Yukon River.  Once you're done wondering what could we have been thinking when we dreamed up this crazy adventure, head into Nurpu's log cabin store.  You don't have to be a kayaker or backpacker to find something that will climb to the top of your I-have-got-to-have-that! list. 
Nurpu River & Mountain Supply
16907 Mystic Road
Noblesville, IN 46060

Sunday, November 27, 2011

The Sundowner Participates in the Noblesville Christmas Parade

photo by John Stewart
The Sundowner, made her debut as a float in the 2011 Noblesville Christmas Parade.  Donning gear from Nurpu River & Mountain Supply, she made her way through the streets of Noblesville, helping to share some Nurpu Christmas spirit.  Kevin & Kylene Huff (& Tank!) from Nurpu pulled the Sundowner, while photographer Ernie Mills documented the event en route. 

Kylene & Kevin Huff and Ernie Mills*
Nurpu's Kevin Huff Secures Kayaks for the Parade*
photo by Ernie Mills*

The Sundowner from Yukon River Trip Awaits the Noblesville Christmas Parade*

photo by Ernie Mills*

Tank Huff is ready to go!*

photo by Ernie Mills*
Downtown Noblesville*
Noblesville's 2011 Christmas Parade*
*Ernie Mills, Photographer

Nurpu was an invaluable sponsor for our Yukon River Trip!

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Celebrate Good Times: Nurpu River & Mountain Supply

Our favorite gear shop, Nurpu River & Mountain Supply, celebrated its 5-year Anniversary this evening!

Jake & I were happy to take part in the festivities.  Nurpu is a top-notch business:  they have a great selection, competitive prices, and phenomenal customer service!  Nurpu was also a HUGE supporter of our Yukon River Trip, and we are so grateful for all that they did to help make our dream come true.

When you get a chance, check out Nurpu for all your hiking, boating, outdoor, & climbing needs.

Check out the cool 5-Year Anniversary stainless steel glasses we picked up tonight:
photo by Jake Nieten

Nurpu River & Mountain Supply
16907 Mystic Road
Noblesville, IN 46060

Tuesday, November 1, 2011



First Page:

Click here to learn about Jake & Susan.

Jake & Susan

Second Page:

Click here to learn about their Yukon River Trip.

Jake & Susan's Yukon River Trip