The Longest Single-Season Canoe Trip Of All Time


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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David Jackson

I'm a 21 year old assignment photographer from small town Canada. My work takes me to far corners of the world documenting human eco-systems and the passion engrained in people's lives. Check out my website or Instagr...