After much consideration and constant monitoring of the weather forecast for the next few weeks, Kayak for Backpacks has decided to once again pause the event until a better weather window. The winds have been unrelenting for a kayak event. Please donate to Wounded Warrior Project remembering our wounded military and we will try again soon…

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Austin took off from South Padre Island Saturday April 16, 2011.  He was carrying an instrument called SPOT.  This device allows him to send us his location.  He sent a message everyday when he stopped paddling. If you click on the date below, it will take you to a Google map that shows you where he spent the night that evening.  The green arrow shows where Austin stopped for the evening.  If you click on the satellite tab on the Google map, you can get a better idea of where Austin was located.

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Saturday April 16, 2011

The first night out!







Sunday April 17, 2011

Monday April 18, 2011

Tuesday April 19, 2011


Austin was dealing with high winds Tuesday and did not really move. 

Wednesday he made great time against some winds,  and is now about 15 miles from Corpus Christi.

Wednesday April 20, 2011

The trip is on pause until Sunday May 1, 2011, because of high winds, some minor equipment issues and some minor health issues.

We will update you next Sunday.