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Kayak 100 Miles of Florida Panhandle Waterways

John Hopper

John Hopper

Hello there, Hopper here!

I’m trying to raise funds for the Sierra Club. I'm also trying to raise awareness and show off some of the natural beauty of the Florida Panhandle. I figured why not combine those efforts?

I recently started kayaking (a.k.a. I am an amateur and will make mistakes). Follow me as I gain experience and explore the rivers, lakes and bays of the Florida Panhandle. I am pledging to paddle at least 100 miles and I will be documenting it with pictures and video which will be posted here and on YouTube, Twitter and Instagram.

YouTube: youtube.com/c/panhandlehopper
Twitter: @PanHandHop
Instagram: instagram.com/panhandhop

So, why am I doing this? Because I care about nature and I want to encourage more people to enjoy and protect it. I want to leave this world in better shape for the next generation to enjoy, and I think the Sierra Club can help me do that. The funds you donate will enable the Sierra Club to do things like:

• Make the outdoors accessible for all of us
• Save animals being threatened with extinction
• Protect our land, water, and air

My goal is $1,000. If you are able, please help me cross the finish line by making a donation. This is important to me because the Sierra Club is making our communities better and I want to help them succeed. If you'd like to learn more about their mission, you can check out sierraclub.org!

As always I wish you happy trails and safe travels!

Watch my struggles in all their glory 😉

The river was flooded and I underestimated the difficulty of traversing it in this condition. I managed to make it, but hit a few snags along the way.

I ended at access point 4

I started at access point 2

I paddled 12 miles towards my goal.


Video Highlights from my expedition

Launching at Access Point 1

I paddled from Access Point 1 to Access Point 2

I paddled 3 miles towards my goal!

Hello there, Hopper here! I am a beginner when it comes to kayaking, so going to start off with an easy one.


raised of $1,000 goal

Mile Tracker

15 miles
of 100 mile goal


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