Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Wet and Miserable

Last night Aaron's text only said  "40 miles to marker 709 - wet and miserable".  Aaron and Jake will get a much needed and well deserved "day off" this Friday when I pick them up in Dubuque, IA.  In the mean time there are several milestones they should pass today.  1.  They will pass the half way point from the headwaters to Cairo, IL (the beginning of the numbering system for the Upper Mississippi River).  2.   They will pass Lake Onalaska near Lacrosse Wisconsin which is the widest free-flowing point in the Mississippi River at 4 miles wide.  3.  They will say good bye to Minnesota as they enter the Iowa/Wisconsin border.

If Aaron and Jake could understand how much they have inspired thousands of people it might give them some much needed motivation after such a wet and miserable day.

 Forecast for today - Chance of precipitation is 80%.

Posted by Aaron's dad


  1. Jake, What a great adventure to follow. Nothing like getting up in the morning and having only one job to do, paddle. Keep up the awsome job and enjoy every minute.
    Uncle Steve

  2. Jake & Aaron,
    A fabulous steak dinner will be waiting for you when you return home from this journey!! I love following the posts as you paddle down the mighty Mississippi!

  3. I'm from Monona, Iowa which is about 20 miles from Guttenberg and from Prairie du Chien. It's cool to think of you two travelling down that area of the river that I know so well. It is beautiful country and you must be enjoying all the sights and sounds. Glad you will be able to rest in Dubuque and take a breather from all your hard work. Such a cool thing you are doing. Keep up the good work. Mark and I are enjoying keeping up with you with the blog.

    Neighbor Cheryl Tietje