Source of Confidence Expedition

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Catch, Drive, Release, Recover. October 1-8, 2016

October 1, 2016. Missouri River north of Rulo, Nebraska Wow! It is the first day of October. We are now in the last two months of this expedition. Its really intense to think about may 13th, when we started hiking up to Browers Spring. I just can’t believe it. Also that we camped in Missouri tonight. …

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Any color you like – September 17-31, 2016

September 17-18, 2016 Richard-Hoefelmeyer Homestead. Beresford, South Dakota We decided to sleep in a little to commemorate the completion of the Upper Missouri River. It took us about 100 days to paddle from Three Forks, Montana to Yankton, South Dakota. Some of those days were top notch, world-class days. Some of them felt like the …

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No. More. Reservoirs, please. September 8 – 16, 2016

September 8th, 2016 I had a great night’s rest in the motel bed, with two pillows! The motel breakfast was plentiful and amazing. We lounged until it was time for the chiropractor and found our way there on the Main Street of Chamberline. It was incredibly to sit in that massage chair and I was …

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Defeating Mid-Expedition Despair

Expedition life is tough. The days are long and often monotonous or filled with danger and intrigue. All of which becomes exhausting at a certain point. On our 200-day expedition to become the first female canoe descent of the Missouri-Mississippi River system, we’ve come up with a few strategies to get through that mid-expedition* slump. …

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The Great Plains…continue – September 1st – 7th, 2016

September 1, 2016 Lake Sharpe, 12 miles south of Pierre, South Dakota Alyce almost stepped on a snake this morning. Scared the crap out of me while I was still in my tent because I could see what was going on. The snake stayed put for a while. Didn’t see what kind it was. I …

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Life on the Plains – End of August 2016

August 20, 2016 Whitlock State Park, Lake Oahe, South Dakota The sail only works under a very certain set of conditions: tail- or slight cross-tailwind. Wind must be between about 5-10mph, sustained. Less is not enough to pull the sail, more and you may end up dealing with too much fetch (waves caused by wind) for …

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I’m having the time of my life and I only have myself to blame- August 5th-19th, 2016

I’m not a daily journaler in my regular life so there are many days on this expedition that I feel totally apathetic towards writing an account of what just happened. The entire first half of August was like that for me but I still want to describe the experience. Hence, a brief description and a series …

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