Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Time to Launch!

Hey everyone!

Ann and I found another nice launch site at Fort Snelling since Pike Island is all flooded. If you would like to come to our launch, we are leaving from the site behind the welcome building right when you get into Fort Snelling State Park. If you ask the person at the front desk they will tell you exactly where to go. Parking permits are $5. Please arrive by 7:30 for pictures and goodbyes!

The Launch Party was a HUGE success. Thank you so much for coming! Ann and I are looking forward to reading all of the trail notes you left us =)

We finished packing out our food last night (Thank you Rachel Hedlund for your help!) and now we are getting last minute things together. It has been a crazy month and we are really excited to get on trail and slow down!

While we are gone we will not check our email or phones often. We will continue to raise money for Menogyn during and after our trip.  If you need to contact us we will check our email around the first drop in early July.If the opportunity arises we will update our blog...maybe once a week? Who knows! Keep an eye out.

Thank you for all of your support over these past few months of trip planning. In some ways it feels like the hardest part of the trip is over! It is finally time to hit the river and experience the joys and challenges of trail life -- We are ready!

1 comment:

  1. Hi, I'm Ed Lee, writer/publisher for the St. Peter Herald. Please call me at 507-381-8359 as you approach St. Peter so we can get a photo and help promote Menogyn. We know you trying to get miles in, so we won't waste time. It goes without saying that you are an inspiration! My e-mail address is, home phone is 507-934-6607 and work phone is 507-931-8567. Severeid and Port got a loaf of bread while in St. Peter :)