Paddle Forward

Next week, eleven explorers paddling the Mississippi River should arrive in New Orleans. Our virtual guide, Martha Brummitt says Paddle Forward has taken on a new member.

Eleven explorers paddling five canoes down the Mississippi River are coming ever closer to their goal. Our virtual guide Martha Brummitt checks in as tje Paddle Forward crew approaches the state of Mississippi.

Eleven explorers – carrying the name Paddle Forward -- have pushed beyond their seventh week on the Mississippi River. Martha Brummitt provides our weekly update.


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Paddle Forward is pushing nicely into the second half of its canoe cruise down the Mississippi River. We catch up with Martha Brummitt south of Clarksville, Missouri.

An 11-member expedition – called Paddle Forward - has reached the half way mark in its 10-week canoe trip down the Mississippi River. We check in with one member, Martha Brummitt.

Eleven-member Mississippi River expedition - Paddle Forward - has covered four weeks of its 2300 mile journey.  Whitefish Bay native Martha Brummitt brings us up to speed.

Brummitt says an average day on the river can add up to 11 hours of paddling. Sometimes, such as earlier this week, the team sets out well before dawn because of the weather forecast.

“We knew that the next day was going to be really windy, so we woke up at 3 in the morning and paddled starting at about 4 o’clock.”

Eleven people continue to paddle the length of the Mississippi. One – a Whitefish Bay native – provides a Paddle Forward update.

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Today is day sixteen of a 10-week canoe expedition the length of the Mississippi River. We check in.

Nine days ago, five canoes launched from the northern shores of the Mississippi River. We catch up with one of the paddlers – a Whitefish Bay native - as they navigate along the river.

This morning five sleek canoes slipped into Lake Itasca, the headwaters of the Mississippi. A member of the crew paddling the length of the river is a Whitefish Bay native.