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.”