The first day on the river started with lots of pictures, meeting many people and paddling across the lake. I was so excited to see the headwaters of the Mississippi from this perspective.
As we approached the outflow we could see the recent rains had increased the flow significantly. The first few miles down stream was narrow falter and just absolutely beautiful. The Adventureitus Productions crew are getting great video for their upcoming movie.
With the fast moving cold waters passing narrow, naturally cut channels which the river flows through. There were places where it was very difficult to keep the canoe upright. One of our support crew paddlers swamped, and all found it most challenging getting him and his boat and gear out of the water. Had to cut the first day paddling short and exited at Hwy 37 where River Angels awaited to take us to Bert's Cabins where we refined plans for second day paddling.
I'm the Grey Beard Adventurer. But you can call me Dale Sanders, and these are my stories.