Wednesday, August 31, 2011
Mississippi River Day 8 (High Banks, 83 miles)
Today was very overcast. I took a late start, hoping that some of it would burn off, but nothing really changed. I had to portage at a dam today, which was pretty cool to canoe back up to the bottom of the dam for pictures. Along the way I saw a lot of herons and ducks, and a few birds of prey. It started raining in the afternoon, so I called it an early day at an area called the High Banks, because you climb up a large sand dune area, which had an awesome view of the surrounding area. It was very steep, but a lot of fun to jump back down.