Posted by: Stan Russell | September 15, 2016

Seafaring twin brothers paddling from Alaska to Mexico passing Big Sur this weekend

Seafaring twin brothers paddling from Alaska to Mexico will be passing Big Sur this weekend!

On March 18, Ryan and Casey Higginbotham set out from Ketchikan, Alaska, on a 2,200-mile, prone paddle board journey to the Mexico-United States border. Lying down, using only their hands for propulsion and without the support of a boat, they aimed to be done by July.

They reached Point Reyes National Seashore Sept. 1, 167 days later and already 60 days behind schedule. They met up with Sonoma County Lifeguard Aaron Pendergraft for a rest day before continuing south to San Francisco. They will reach Big Sur this weekend, with 30 more days of paddling to reach Mexico.

“Right now it’s looking like we’ll finish by mid-late October, but you never know with weather/swell,” the pair wrote from their camp in Carmel. “We’ll see how we manage it with rest because the body is starting to break down.”

http://www.pressdemocrat.com/lifestyle/outdoors/6070978-181/seafaring-brothers-paddling-to-mexico?artslide=9

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