Wednesday, June 16, 2010


Another wet day ends with 37 miles paddled to mile marker 672 in north eastern Iowa.   After canoeing through the rain all day Monday they slept (or tried to) through a severe storm Monday night, because of this they got a late start on Tuesday as they waited for the storm to abate.

Today Aaron and Jake will see the sun for the first time in over a week.  I would expect the guys to put a lot of miles behind them today as I'm sure the sun will "recharge their batteries".  At Prairie Du Chien they will meet where the Wisconsin River spills into the Mississippi River, this will be the second large river they will pass.  With each river merge the Mississippi will get larger and the current will pick up.  Within the next 2 weeks they will meet up with the Illinois, Missouri and Ohio Rivers. In fact, The Mississippi River drains 41% of the United States. 31 states and 2 Canadian provinces are included in the watershed.

Posted by Aaron's dad

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