Adventure photographer David Jackson caught up with Mike Ranta, 42, near the end of his 4,750-mile canoe journey across Canada. Ranta and his pooch, Spitzie, finished their seven-month voyage on October 31, 2014 and are currently applying to the Guinness Book of World Records for the official title of “longest solo canoe trip in a single season.” Ranta says he wanted to use this adventure to show the youth of Canada and the world that " if you dedicate yourself to something, you can accomplish anything." Watch David Jackson's interview with Mike Ranta for more on this incredible journey.
Check out more on the interview from Canoe&Kayak.
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