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Man traveling Missouri River on paddleboard

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Aug 17, 2013 at 6:23 am

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — A Chicago man traveling the Missouri River this summer on a stand-up paddleboard figures he'll use about a million strokes from Three Forks, Mont., to St. Louis.

During a recent stop in Pierre, Scott Mestrezat told the Capital Journal (http://bit.ly/14lE16j ) that said Lake Oahe was brutal and probably the most difficult part of the trip so far.

His board is from a kit. It's about 14 feet long, about 30 inches wide and 7 inches deep. He carries about 80 pounds of gear strapped to the top of the board, including a solar panel that powers his electronics.

The 27-year-old is documenting the 2,300-mile trip with video and still photos.

Mestrezat says he hopes to finish the trip in about three months.

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