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Journey of Healing: A 3000-mile Paddle from Columbus, Ohio to Key West
February 12 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Andy “The River Weasel” Gallatin presents Journey of Healing: A 3000-mile Paddle from Columbus, Ohio to Key West;
Join us to hear what happens when a guy from Ohio has a kayak, time and no other plans but to paddle 3,000 miles. A journey down the Scioto, Ohio and Mississippi rivers across the Gulf of Mexico to the southern most point of the United States. Snakes falling from the sky, hurricanes headed right for him, circled by sharks and all the experiences a long distance journey of self discovery encompass.
Born in Ohio, raised in Tennessee. After graduating from Wittenberg University the mountains were calling. The answer, successfully completing the Appalachian Trail in 2006. Life started calling after that and he found himself settling down inside in Ohio selling software for a large computer company. Not happy with the direction his life was going he made the decision to get sober and start living life. With a new outlook on life, he left the corporate world behind and never looked back. Using his 7 month kayak journey as a pivot point he followed his passion and shifted his life to the outdoor industry. A White water raft guide in the Smokies, working at a ski resort in the Tetons and everything in between that keeps him connecting with nature. Living and traveling in a converted van with his fiancé and dog, living life to the fullest.