Scioto River, Ohio

PADDLERS: Shannon Thomas

Sometimes a man’s just gotta break away from the daily grind. With a thirst for adventure and a passion for SUP, Shannon Thomas put his day job on hold and set out on a quest to disconnect from the day-to-day and go paddling. He departed on Saturday, May 23, 2015, with kayak buddy, Jon Phillips. The duo made their way from Northern Ohio, 231 miles down the Scioto River to the Ohio River. Their journey was the first through-river SUP expedition on Ohio’s second-longest river.