9:00pm est - Dan Smith Reporting
4 miles below Elsie
Brian and Dan working together to navigate the downed trees; off the river for the night, 13 1/2 hours was enough as Dan put it. Some of the drag overs took up to 30 minutes, quite an ordeal; They were all about managing core temperature; Dan said they took numerous swims through out the day to compensate for the heat.
Brian Keel broke his push pole, so he is busying himself making a new one this evening; nothing like a good piece of hickory, unfortunately he is probably working with something else appealing.
Team work prevails as it looks like they will be sticking together up until portage; they plan to make the portage by tomorrow afternoon.