Rod Wellington has been enduring winter's wrath while paddling the Missouri River, and while making a lot of miles, not making much progress in dropping latitude. Today at 10:52 am, however, he paddled into the Mississippi confluence and turned south. Rod, with Michael Clark in company, traveled south toward St. Louis until he took out just north of the start of the Chain of Rocks at 2:23 pm. He will accomplish the portage around the rapids and continue to the Gateway to the West arch in St. Louis tomorrow morning. You can continue to follow his progress as he makes his way south toward the Gulf. His SPOT site is:
Other commentary on his progress by fellow expedition paddlers can be followed at Missouri River Paddlers on Facebook.