Today: 17.6 miles
I hit the river at 5:50 in full darkness, with no moon. It was really pretty. A lot of beavers were out, slapping the water to make certain that I knew that I was trespassing. The weather forecast had called for thunderstorms to begin by 9:00 a.m. and continue all day. One did rumble by but did not hit where I was. The threat of storms kept me moving along at a good pace, though: 3.7 mph average speed. Richard met me at 10:10. He will shuttle me around Weiss Dam in the morning.