Speaking Engagement at Midwest Outdoor Adventure Expo

This Saturday (November 22) I will be giving three presentations  at Midwest Mountaineering’s 59th biannual Outdoor Adventure Expo.  The event is located at 309 Cedar Ave. S., Minneapolis right next to their retail store.  My presentations will be at the Hanson Building of the University of Minnesota just a short walk from the store.

The Rio Grande – A Leap Backward in Time           9:15-10:15 Hanson Hall Room 104

Towering canyons, desert bighorn sheep, hot springs hidden in the cane, ancient cliff dwellings, slot canyon hikes, endemic birds.  Imagine a nineteenth century canoe trip with a surprise around every bend in the river.  Border tensions, unreliable water levels and fear have emptied the fabled Lower Canyons of the Rio Grande and real magic has returned. Join Rob Kesselring as he shares the adventures he experienced during his Rio Grande canoe journeys of 2011, 2013 and 2014.

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Rio Grande Trips text

For some reason the text part of the last blog post did not appear on the blog; so I am splitting up the photos and text.  Here is the text:

Big news about the Rio Grande trips this winter. Bestselling author and legendary canoeist, Cliff Jacobson, is joining me on the first of my three Rio Grande trips. If you have ever wanted to see and hear Cliff uncensored this is your chance. He is an amazing man with lots of skills and lots of stories. I paddled the Upper Canyons of the Rio

Grande with hime five years ago, but this will be his first attempt at the Lower Canyons.  February 5-12, 2015.

The other two trips will follow.: Feb 15-22,  Feb 25-March 4

Here’s the plan:  Each trip is 8 days and 7 nights traveling every day and passing through spectacular canyons…warm, sunny, gentle rapids, hot springs, unusual … Continue reading

Guided Rio Grande Lower Canyons Trips in 2015 Photos

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Live in Hastings, It’s Wednesday Night with Kesselring

IMGP2154-225x300I have a speaking engagement coming up.  The Rio Grande by Canoe – a leap back in time.  at the Pleasant Hill Library, 1490 S Frontage Road, Hastings, MN Wednesday, November 5th at 6:30. I will also be giving a shortened version of this presentation at the Midwest Mountaineering Expo at the end of November. At the EXPO I will also be talking about Canoeing the far North and giving what I believe is a fun and information show – Tips from a Thousand Trips – Travel Like a  Wilderness Guide.  All these programs, including the Hasting’s show are free and open to the public. Hope to meet some of my blog followers, especially at Hastings, where there will be some time after the show for easy conversation. I will be leading three … Continue reading