Originally from California, over the years Mike Bezemek has become a raft guide, a river researcher, a kayaker, a college teacher, a mountain biker, a writer, a pretty-bad skier, a photographer, a shaky-legged paddleboarder, an editor, a shaky-legged packrafter—he’s currently interviewing several other sports for future amateurish consideration.
He’s the author of four books, including Paddling the John Wesley Powell Route: Exploring the Green and Colorado Rivers, a narrated guide that combines a multi-chapter retelling of the 1869 Powell expedition with landscape photography, magazine-style articles, and practical planning info. (Read an excerpt on his blog!) He lived for ten years in St. Louis, during which time he published Paddling the Ozarks, a guide to 40 of the region’s best flatwater and whitewater paddling opportunities.
Twit Lit Classics is a humorous book series—including #Moby-Dick and #Frankenstein—which reimagines works of classic lit in tweets for a 21st-century audience. Other publications include Adventure Cyclist, Adventure Journal, Rafting Magazine, Duct Tape Diaries, and more. He creates a satirical blog series of tasteful reviews and photos of so-called sh*tty beer—because someone’s gotta do it.