Old Man River Mississippi Adventure, Episode 2
By the third week on the river the team's York boat is taking a real beating
From Day 15 to Day 21 on the river, September proves the perils of a long, hot summer. The Mississippi headwaters are low. The team struggles with portages, shallow waters and maneuvering the heavy boat around major boulder fields. The York boat, Annie, suffers serious abuse. By the time the team reaches Brainerd, MN, emergency repairs must be undertaken. Low water levels have the expedition way behind schedule. Fatigue and frustration grow, as does damage to their boat.
Interested in seeing more? See the Q&A with expedition leader Brett Rogers, or check out the slideshow of photographs from the expedition, courtesy of Kyle Jeffries.