I lay here watching the lightning and listening to the thunder outside. I have just put down Dave Miller’s “The Complete Paddler.” I am trying to imagine laying in my bed on the banks of the river, in the midst of wilderness, perhaps a storm outside my tent, and wondering if I’ll be imagining this very night in which I’m dreaming of my 3-month trek down the Missouri River. I am safe and warm and dry right now. Will this be something I long for then, just as I am longing for the isolation and adventure now? (photo by Norm Miller)
This is a good interview with race sponsor Missouri American Water’s Kim Hudson this morning in St. Charles:
This event, with over 500 racers this year, is about “thinking about the River and focusing on how important it is to us.”
Another newsclip from KCTV5 KC
Here is a local article from the Columbia Daily Tribune. Again, it’s all about the river. We love our Big Muddy!