Saturday, October 12, 2013

Kruger Canoes Fall Classic 2013 - Wisconsin River Day 7

"We may need a bigger van"

Scene 7 / Act 1 - Escape from Bridgeport

Operation Bridgeport - Call of duty, the return from Prairie du Chien; all made it back safe and sound; recon one the advanced team was successful in their endeavors. (details of the advance team's are held secure, all information will be released in 50 years, per section 1 article 7 of the Kruger Canoes Handbook). "What happens on the river stays on the river"

Small fire the night before departure, a review of the days exploits in Prairie du Chien; laughs cheers and a how bout what for were exchanged by all that partook.  It was indeed a great trip one for the history books, one that will be talked about on future trips to come.

Now there is no cause for alarm, we don't want to worry loved ones back at home, but we did need to exit Bridgeport in a bit of a hurry;  command was relinquished and new orders were given by the new commander; we're underway by 0700 - extraction 0730.  (he who drives the vehicle is in charge)

(Toby) Whitecaps bugs out of camp about 0330, lightning and rain were forecasted and early risers packed dry tents.  I was up milling around and did the same; the 2 naps earlier in the day (4 hours) made for a long night reading as I had an over abundance of sleep time; but I felt a whole lot better.

The rest of the clan made the extraction time; we headed for the nearest breakfast nook and settled in for coffee and breaky. The morning brought promise as we headed back to Casa Weber's; arriving around 100p we transferred gear and said our good byes! 

Until next year, keep your powder dry and watch your topnotch!!

* No canoes were harmed in the making of this adventure.

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