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Paddling the Inside Passage in an 'origami' kayak


JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) – Below the gangway

leading down to Harris Harbor, 25-year-old medical student Austin Jones split open his foldable kayak,

revealing among water bottles, camping and survival gear two canisters: one of Nutella and one of peanut butter.

“Peanut butter and

Nutella are pretty much the best foods you can pack in terms of caloric intake,’’ he said, standing above what looked like the plastic innards of a kayak-shaped beast. “Plus, they taste good.’’

Jones should know

something about caloric intake: He just spent 59 days

paddling from Anacortes, Washington,...

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