My oh my!! The Mississippi is mighty even when it is small. What a first day. It started off at Bear Paw camp site. I packed the tent and all the gear. Today was the first day on the river. John and Joe helped me bring my boat down to the lake. Everything seemed balanced.
The boat arrived to Diamond Point on Lake Bemidji. I arrived to see the staff unpacking it. I was happy. I worked with them as I reassembled the rudder and put the needed gear in it. I took out some of the food to lighten the load. I would end up storing it at Mark’s
Today was a lazy and productive day. I picked up a rain jacket, mosquito jacket and some head protection. I helped a guy with his bicycle brakes outside of a Wal-Mart. He offered a tip, but I told him I only accepted High-5’s. I went with Mark and the kids to another birthday party. I
Today I arrived in Bemidji, MN. Mark, the athletic director at Bemidji State University, picked me up and began to drive me around town and to the campus. He is an adventure hound that will run with the best of them. He helped arrange for me to have a place to sleep while I am
I arrived in Bemidji, MN yesterday. I was picked up by Mark, the Outdoor Programs Director at BSU, and shown around the town. After touring around for a bit, he introduced me to another Mark who lives on the Mississippi river. He hosted me for the night while I await my boats arrival. His kindness
This idea to live adventurously has been in my blood for as long as I can remember. This summer, I have chosen to make an idea that I developed 10+ years ago into a reality. I will be kayaking the Mississippi River from the headwaters in Lake Itasca, MN to New Orleans, LA. I have