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Monday, June 30, 2014

Jeff & Charlie lend a hand

Had contact with our nomads! They are well except for chigger bites and big, gross millipede sightings. They reached Calderwell Dam on midday Sunday, which is south of Maryville, Tennessee. Time wise they are right on schedule. 

Once they reached their portage point Sunday, they had to carry the canoe up a mountain. They were picked up by Jeff Wadley (left) and Charlie Wimmer who took them, their canoe and gear to town for some "dead cow" as Pete puts it (lots of red meat). They also drove them to a grocery for supplies and they put the canoe back into the water to paddle to their campsite for the night. They were on their way this morning.

This is my life now!
It's been raining a lot, so between that and the humidity, Pete and Nolan are used to being wet. Here's Pete under their lean-to during a pop up rain. Pete is trying to stay dry while Nolan is obviously getting wet to take the picture.

Nolan at a waterfall
There's still a long way to go with just one week into the trip. Pete said it's hard to pace themselves with the paddling and they have to mentally prepare themselves each day. And they are sore.

Pete's poetic words for the day were (paraphrased)....For every beautiful waterfall, there's a rainfall. For every star in the sky there's a mosquito.

Keep them in your prayers and keep spreading the word and this link.
Pete's Mom (Kris)

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