George, Bruce, Jacob, Mark & Matt pulled into the Chippewa Nature Center within minutes of each other in the early morning hours. They all spent the night camped at the Nature Center Canoe Landing. Mark & Matt left shortly before Jacob on their arduous trek up the Chippewa River around 7 this morning. Last night Carl made it to St. Louis and camped under some pines and could hear the highway traffic from his camp. Brian said he look a nasty spill yesterday and lost his paddle for about 45 minutes, but thankfully the River Gods returned it back to him, but not until after he had to use a tree branch to pole down the river a ways. Todd & Jerry broke their portage wheels at the Alma portage, Jack was kind enough to let them use his wheels at the St. Louis portage and Dan Smith is going to get a replacement to them fot the big portage back to the Pine from the Chippewa. So far everyone has stayed healthy, lets pray that it stays so!
Kathy L. reporting