Category 'Mississippi River Trip'



Somewhere 5 Miles North of Rosedale, Mississippi October 11, 2019 Dear Family & Friends: Each day brings a new challenge, some challenges much greater than others. Determination and resourcefulness are necessary. I am currently 150 miles south of Memphis. The trip from Memphis was pretty uneventful. Here are the two most exciting things that happened. […]


Family Reunion at the Home of the Blues

(for those of you who have been having trouble registering your email on my blog, the problem has been fixed. If you register your email in the right section of this page, you will receive an alert when I post a report on my blog) Memphis, Tennessee October 7,  2019 Dear Family & Friends: I […]


Memphis Bound

A Sandbar Near Memphis, Tennessee September 30, 2019 Dear Family & Friends: I took a zero day in Caruthersville on September 27 in order to resupply and  purchase a new iPhone. From Caruthersville, I paddled to an island about 32 miles downstream. On September 29, I arrived in Osceola, Arkansas where I met Jimbo, Christy […]


Epic Day on the Big Muddy-Part 2

Caruthersville, Missouri September 27, 2019 Dear Family & Friends: After capsizing, I invoked the  emergency plan I devised long ago from my high altitude mountaineering experiences: stay calm, carefully evaluate options, pray and trust in the Lord. Here was my dilemma. I had 1-1/2 hours of daylight left, and no idea how far it was […]