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Standup paddleboarders off the coast of Port Townsend, WA in March, 2020.
Bellamy Pailthorp / KNKX

Spring has sprung, many people are now vaccinated and there’s renewed excitement to get outdoors. The pandemic has again led to a surge in outdoor recreation as people look for safe things to do in the open air.

The 64 year-old veteran and cycling coach paddling to Alaska is doing so to raise awareness for his homelessness outreach efforts.
Keith LaPlante

Steve Rhoades will soon be on his way to Alaska. On June 14, he will leave his home on Bainbridge Island with nothing but survival supplies, a twenty-foot paddelboard and his hands — his motor of choice for a more than 750-mile naval journey.