Thursday, November 3, 2011
Mississippi River Day 72 (Chester, Il, 1244 miles)
Today was a rainy day. I crossed the river to get into town, and spent the day in library. It wasn't to bad until I had to go back across the river to get to where I had left my camp setup. By that point it was raining sideways, and I had to paddle against the wind and the current just to get back to camp. I ended up beaching my canoe about a 1/4 mile downstream of camp and running the last bit to try to stay dryer. It didn't really work, but I was done with the river by that point.