Friday, June 4, 2010

A drop of rain

On Tuesday, June 1st Aaron and Jake spent a 15 hour day on and off the water battling wind and rain as they crossed Lake Winnibigoshish.  It is said that a drop of rain takes approximately 90 days to travel the entire length of the Mississippi River.  Before this trip began Aaron and Jake estimated it would take 68 days to reach the Gulf of Mexico.  Now on June 3rd with just 6 days of paddling, including 45 miles today, they are 2 days ahead of the projected timeline which puts them at mile 0 on August 3rd.  Those drops of rain that tormented them on June 1st will dump into the gulf around September 1st and will meet their match when in turn they will be tormented by thousands of gallons of oil.

Aaron and Jake stopped at Swimming Bear Campsite last night.

Posted by Aaron's dad.

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