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Paddling the length of the Columbia — on a board

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WENATCHEE — This summer, Matt Honor has been having trouble making a fist.

“When I close my hands, they are the exact diameter of the paddle,” he said.

That’s the piece of equipment that has helped propel him more than half way down the Columbia River from its source at Columbia Lake in British Columbia.

Honor, a 23-year-old special education teacher at Eastmont Junior High School, hopes to paddle the length of the Columbia River on his stand-up paddleboard this…

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