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Tom Renkes decided the best way to celebrate his 60th birthday was to embark on a 1,000 mile solo adventure kayaking Lake Superior. Tom will have all of his gear with him to show what he brought and how packed it into his kayak during the trip. He will share how his journey was a combination of Anthony Bourdain, Henry David Thoreau, Ernest Hemingway, and John Muir on a trip to mold an experience into nature’s eloquence. Life and death challenges abound on a lake known for rude weather, yet beauty beyond reproach, and when recounting for the emotional response as each challenge is overcome, one may visualize a far-reaching life after a milestone birthday.