Geez, there’s a lot to do. I MIGHT be ready to go tomorrow, but after looking at the weather forecast, I’ve decided to push the getting back on the river (lake) until Tuesday morning. Yeah, yeah, I know I’m a sissy, but what’s new? I would rather be really well-organized and a day behind, or at least that’s my story.
I’ve finally created a spreadsheet to calculate kilometers and miles traveled paddling and total. The distance traveled but not paddling will be a mix of walking and bumming rides, mostly around dams. You’d better believe that I will portage around that class IV rapid in Columbus. Class II will be my limit for paddling the way I am loaded, but I will judge each rapid as I come to it. I’m not much of a whitewater paddler anyway – too exciting for me. The mileages are based on my digitized measurements from Google Earth, so they should be pretty close. I’ve added a couple of spreadsheet programs to the iPad, so I’ll try to keep this updated as I move down the river. I’m going back now to add that information to the earlier posts.