Friday, August 26, 2011

Mississippi River Day 3 (Spruce Valley, 29 miles)

Today I woke up late at the portage, I'm noticing a pattern here. The first several miles involved class I rapids, but nothing major. The high water actually helped to cover a lot of the problems. Since the banks were closer in, I saw a lot more wildlife today, including turtles, frogs, deer, hawks, ducks, and a bunch of fish. 

From 12:30-3:30 I took a siesta/shade break at coffee pot landing, then headed on through another marshy area.

I aimed for a place described as a narrow spruce forest for the night, and found a wonderful campsite for my hammock.

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