Apparently, I’ve been doing some paddling. As I look at my original estimated itinerary, I am nearly 1 month ahead of what I had planned. Granted, my original schedule was conservative and based on not a lot of on the water experience or adjustments for better-than-expected weather or high and fast water as well as just what I’d fall into mileage-wise as a daily routine.
I appreciate everyone who’s checked in with me on the inter-webs and would even consider coming out to meet me at some point on my journey. I was super excited to see my friend Dan for a couple days in northwest North Dakota and am looking forward to seeing my cousin David tomorrow when he flies into Bismarck to support me for a few days. Anyone else entertaining the idea of making the trip to anywhere along the river between Garrison, ND and St. Louis, I am honored you’d consider making the journey! Below is my best estimate for when I will be where. Same disclaimers as before: subject to weather, my bodily health, river/flood conditions and acts of God. But here is my best guess. Reach out to me if you want to talk about any specific plans!!!
Garrison Dam to Bismarck, ND: 6/29 – 6/30
Bismarck to Oahe Dam/Pierre, SD: 7/1 – 7/16
Oahe Dam/Pierre, SD to Big Bend Dam: 7/18 – 7/22
Big Bend Dam to Fort Randall Dam: 7/23 – 7/27
Fort Randall Dam to Sioux City, IA: 7/29 – 8/2
Sioux City, IA to Omaha, NE: 8/3 – 8/5
Omaha, NE to Kansas City, MO: 8/6 – 8/12
Kansas City, MO to St. Louis, MO: 8/14 – 8/20