Total miles paddled: 2,340
Total elevation decrease: 1,475 ft.
Total days to complete the river: 71
Total states traveled to: 10
Total kayaks used: 4
Total rainy days (while on the water): 14
Total lbs lost: 21
Total # of shaves: 0
Total haircuts: 0
Total # of showers: 12
Total # of sunburns: 2 bad ones, 7 minor ones
Total alligators seen: 2
Total homes stayed at: 11
Total funds raised to date: $15,530 and rising!
Scariest moment on the river: Gabe getting sucked into Knutson Dam (never told anyone about that)
Favorite moment on the river: Swimming in the ocean!
Most challenging moment/day on the river: Day 2 in the Headwaters by myself
Favorite thing about camping: Hearing nothing but nature and no light pollution
Worst thing about camping: Sand sticks to EVERYTHING
Favorite sight-seeing activity while in town: Quad City River Rats Baseball Game
Favorite sight-seeing activity while on the river: Paddling next to the Gateway Arch in St. Louis
Best music to paddle to: I’ve memorized most of Taylor Swift’s songs…don’t judge me
Favorite beer on the trip: Yuengling or Stella Artois
Favorite town visited: I couldn't possibly pick a favorite, they were all awesome
Most scenic state to paddle through: Minnesota
Food craved the most during the trip: Pizza!
New foods tried for the first time: Catfish, Shrimp Gumbo, Crab, Sweet Potatoes