07/08/11 - 10:27am
Last week, I pulled my first all-nighter since college. Instead of finishing a research paper, cramming for an exam or laying out the student newspaper, I was sitting on a canoe bench covered in foam and Tyvek tape, paddle in hand, chasing the midnight sun.
On June 29, I joined more than 100 other canoers and kayakers in the 2011 Yukon River Quest. We left Whitehorse, in the Yukon Territory, at noon and by 10 p.m. on July 2, 55 teams had landed in Dawson City, 460 miles down the river.