I find myself not yet in a routine. Time management is different. The fifth day began with a nice long paddle across Bemidji Lake, and managed to get in 20 miles. We found a beautiful point of land on private property where we camped on the shore of Fox Lake. Needed to camp near the road so the NBC reporter could find us in the early morning of the next day. It was cold on the morning of the sixth day. I slept relatively warm, but all of our ropes were frozen and most everything was wet and cold. Our only warmth was found inside the tent. I paddled out early a.m. of the sixth day so the NBC reporter could film me passing. After the interview, we went on to paddle 24 miles through several lakes with the most difficult being the marshes leading to Lake Winnibigoshish (The largest lake on the Mississippi). After considerable difficulty, we managed to find passage to the shore of the lake. Even on this clear day, I cannot see the other side of Lake Winni. Will paddle out as early as possible on day seven and hope for least wind we can possibly get.
I'm the Grey Beard Adventurer. But you can call me Dale Sanders, and these are my stories.