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Kayaker trying to conquer Great Lakes stops due to weather

DETROIT — A Missouri kayaker who’s trying to paddle around all five Great Lakes has stopped her journey because of the rigors of wintry weather.

Traci Lynn Martin says she paddled 3,582 miles (5,764 kilometers) since March and completed lakes Superior, Huron and Michigan.

In a Facebook video posted Saturday, the nurse says she’s been covered with ice as temperatures consistently stay below freezing.