Ultimate Canoe Challenge (UCC)
Verlen and Steve Landick's UCC was five years in the planning. They began their monumental trip in Red Rock, Montana and ended it 3-1/2 years later in Lansing, Michigan. Over the course of their 28,000-mile-plus trip, they paddled through or along the borders of most of the states. The UCC included two especially impressive stretches: upstream on the entire Mississippi River and upstream on the Colorado River all of the way through the Grand Canyon.
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