Report by: Tom Graves
It's 9pm on the second day of paddling and we are camped out on a hilltop. In between the pitter patter of raindrops on my tent, I occasionally hear someone gently snoozing nearby. I think we covered about 10-mi the first day, 14-mi today, and look to do 14 more tomorrow.
Monday will likely be a rest day as snow is expected!! But, no complaints, for the weather so far has been superb (40s at night, overcast 60-ish during the day). Plus, rain immediately prior to our arrival raised the water level enough to make the going easier and more fun so far.
The first day's paddling was mostly fast water in narrow channels lined by trees, today was similar to that at first, (but perhaps more challenging - lots of downed trees and such to keep us alert) but ended with a gentle meander through marshland. We've seen several eagles, and today surprised a swan, which flapped its long wings and honked at us irritatedly while making a hasty exit.
Special thanks to: Elaine and Judi, whose contributions are too numerous to mention.
I'm the Grey Beard Adventurer. But you can call me Dale Sanders, and these are my stories.