Monthly Archives: August 2014

So-long upper Mississippi River, rafting past the last mile marker: 0.8 we’ve joined up with the large Ohio River. The confluence has tons of commercial traffic and industrial areas as this fork in the river connects 15 States. Discovering that the Ohio River accounts for 75% of the rivers’ water outflow, we assumed this would increase our […]

Sunsets, Birds, Arcus Cloud, Heat Wave and a ...

Sleeping on a sand island just north of Cairo, IL the boys are saying goodbye to the Upper Mississippi today. When the Ohio River joins up with the Mississippi, we switch over navigational books and restart milage indicators. 958 miles lay ahead, snaking and bending its way through Kentucky, Tennessee, Arkansas, Mississippi and Louisiana. **Since […]

Lower Mississippi Beckons

Welcome to civilization again, if only for a short while. After barreling through “the stretch of nothing” we made it to a town to resupply, refuel and rehearse the BarrelRaftBoy story in Cape Girardeau, MO. Heading out from Hoppies fueling station, south of St. Louis, we travelled 100 miles of natural river through wilderness and, for […]

Welcome to Cape Girardeau