The Bowdoin Outing Club encourages students to dream, organize and lead outdoor trips. This fellowship offers the financial support to shape the most creative and adventurous outdoor visions into real opportunities. The expedition should foster a spirit of adventure and encourage personal challenges and skill development and in the end, contribute to the growth of the Bowdoin Outing Club.


Thursday, May 30, 2013

47 miles done!

We just finished day 2, canoed 17 miles yesterday and 30 today. Our first day we found two paddles, a life jacket, and a stove along the river. We also met two entertaining guys from Georgia who are also paddling to the gulf. They flipped their canoe and were in the process of salvaging their things when we met them. We spent our first night camping with these two guys and they told us stories about blowing things up on their farms in Georgia. They then proceeded to pull out their laptop computer and showed us videos of their life in Georgia. We exchanged cell phone numbers. That night there was a lightning storm but no one got electrocuted. We started paddling at 7:40am this morning and ran into another group of older folk who were also traveling to the gulf but in many different kinds of boats including canoes, paddle boats,, pontoons, barges, and fishing boats. Hurrikane had actually talked to them before when they gave a presentation in Duluth about their trip last year where they walked around all of Lake Superior. We paddled onward and found a rope swing and jumped into the river, definite highlight. Tonight we made a phenomenal hot meal consisting of rice, beans, avocado, and salsa. Tomorrow we'll be paddling through Bemidji, portaging around our first dam, and camping on star island! Stay tuned!

P.S. We can't really figure out how people can comment on the blog but you can always email us! Molly's mom tried to post the comment below but emailed it to us instead:

“Rivers know this: there is no hurry. We shall get there some day.” 
― A.A. Milne, Winnie-the-Pooh

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