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  • Photo: Blake Gordon

    North Dakota

    The Epping Hardware and Implement Co. stands alone in downtown Epping, North Dakota.

  • Photo: Blake Gordon

    North Dakota

    After walking 26 miles the previous day due to a lack of wind, the crew takes off early for the wheat fields.

  • Photo: Blake Gordon

    North Dakota

    Portraits of the 2XtM (To Cross The Moon) crew: Sam Salwei, Jason Magness, and Paul Cassedy.

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    North Dakota

    Jason Magness guides his kite across dormant wheat fields.

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    North Dakota

    Ellis Smith of Thrillhead Creations conducts an interview with Paul Cassedy for an upcoming documentary about the expedition.

  • Photo: Blake Gordon

    North Dakota

    With the wind at a lull Paul Cassedy, Sam Salwei, and Jason Magness walk the rural roads.

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    North Dakota

    Sam Salwei descends to the Missouri River at dusk.

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    North Dakota

    Chelsea Gerlach was part of an accompanying team that educated locals about wind energy and conducted snowkiting clinics.

  • Photo: Blake Gordon

    North Dakota

    The 2XtM crew stayed true to much of the Lewis and Clark trail through North Dakota.

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    North Dakota

    The Missouri River remained frozen up to four feet thick throughout the journey, unlike the previous winter when warm temps ended the trip early.

  • Photo: Blake Gordon

    North Dakota

    Sam Salwei exits the Missouri River over scoured snow to camp after a long day.

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