Category 'Mississippi River Trip'


Emergency Medical Procedure

Sandy Bottoms-Up Campground Cassville, Wisconsin August 27, 2019 Dear Family & Friends: Except for my medical emergency, this was a fabulous day. I departed Marquette at 8:30am. The elements were kind to me. The wind was at my back and the current was swift. I passed the Arlyce Randall tow, which was headed downstream, but […]


Snug Like a Bug in the Rug

Marquette, Iowa August 27, 2019 Dear Family & Friends: What I love most about this trip is that every day presents a new challenge. Here is yesterday’s challenge. My last report ended with my stealth camp at Heytmen’s Landing, Iowa. The weather report called for an 80% chance of heavy rain and thunderstorms throughout the […]


Last Days in Minnesota

Haytmen Landing, Iowa August 25, 2019 Dear Family & Friends: On August 24 , I was back on the River at 2pm, paddling into stiff headwinds. The wind and heavy weekend River traffic put me in some very turbulent waters, with four foot swells, whitecaps and tricky cross currents. I felt like I was in the fast […]


Welcome Distraction and Delay

La Crosse, Wisconsin August 24, 2019 Dear Family & Friends: I power all my personal devices (i-Phone, Go Pro, camera) with solar power. I have a Goal Zero solar panel, which I strap to the front of my canoe, and a Goal Zero Sherpa power pack, which charges from the solar panel. I then charge […]