North Dakota Snowkiting

The Epping Hardware and Implement Co. stands alone in downtown Epping, North Dakota. (Blake Gordon)
North Dakota

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

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

North Dakota
(Blake Gordon)


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

North Dakota
(Blake Gordon)


Jason Magness guides his kite across dormant wheat fields.

North Dakota
(Blake Gordon)


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

North Dakota
(Blake Gordon)


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

North Dakota
(Blake Gordon)


Sam Salwei descends to the Missouri River at dusk.

North Dakota
(Blake Gordon)


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

North Dakota
(Blake Gordon)


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

North Dakota
(Blake Gordon)


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

North Dakota
(Blake Gordon)


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

North Dakota
(Blake Gordon)

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