Well I am here sitting at The Narrows landing on the Little Miami River. Of course I am 3 hours early as usual, my usual before the float insomnia. I woke up at 2:00 in the morning and was raring to go so I got in the van and left.
My trip here was on eventful except I did stop at gas station and they did not have coffee. I could not believe it! A 24-hour gas station without coffee amazing! I went to another and got a couple donuts and a cup of coffee and I was set for my trip.
It has been a while since I drove in the dark so that was something that I had to get used to again. Luckily there were no deer to deal with tonight.
I am all packed and ready to go! In fact I am probably packed enough for the next three trips. I hope we don’t have to do very much portaging, but I know we do have to do one dam. I have wanted to do this River for a long time. Ever since I heard Joey Butts’s Father talking about it at PaddleFest last year.
So here’s my chance. We are only going 9 miles the first day thank goodness since I will probably want to take an afternoon nap. I will keep in touch during this trip. I did bring Spalding with me he’s already to go but I think he’s still asleep in the backseat.