Surprise, We’re in Missouri!

We decided to make a 170 mile portage from the Quad Cities to Hannibal, MO. It was a really hard decision. We could have paid for a hotel for a week waiting and hoping for the marginally improved conditions NOAA claimed are coming. And we could have just pressed onward, portaging up and down rock levees around closed locks and trying to find dry land in flooded woods to sleep on. Instead, since we have awesome friends who were free the last two days, we skipped part of the river.
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We Are Sort of Trapped in the Quad Cities

In case you haven’t heard, Iowa is flooded. The National Weather Service is using language like “major flood levels.”

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The good news: the current is fast and we are making good time. We’ve even had a tailwind sometimes.

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The bad news is everything is underwater. Campsites, campgrounds, towns. So we start each day wondering if we’ll be able to find a place to stay the night.

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