Friday, July 2, 2010

All Things Merge Into One

"Eventually, all things merge into one, and a river runs through it ..."
                                                        A River Runs Through It
                                                       Norman Maclean

Aaron and Jake are just 22 miles from the confluence of the Ohio River after paddling 58 miles yesterday.  They camped on a sand bar in the middle of the river that connects two islands.  Aaron called me and said they were watching several deer drinking from the river.

The Ohio River is the largest tributary that drains into the Mississippi River, its drainage basin encompasses 14 states.  The merging of these two great rivers connects the eastern part of our country to the middle and western parts of our country.

Aaron and Jake are going to stop in Wickliffe Kentucky to meet up with some of Jake's family.  They will take a day off as they gear up for the final push to the gulf.  The numbering system starts over at the Ohio River confluence.  From this point on the mileage will be a true measuremnet of how much further they need to travel, Wickliffe is at mile marker 951.

Posted by Aaron's dad

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