Today was our last long day in canoes and our last canoe portage, but it was a long one. We paddled the remainder of Lake wateree to the dam at the end of it. During that we did another timed mile. The first time my mile was 19.47, this time Brian and I shot for 10.00 but ended up with 14.30, pretty solid still. Also on the way we all tied our canoes together and made a giant sailing raft using a dining fly. We weren’t going too fast but it was cool. When we finally reached the dam and began moving our gear to the road it began pouring and thundering like crazy. I was enjoying it but we were fortunate enough to have a man from the water treatment plant allow us to take shelter in a pump house and use a short cut through the plant. Even with the short cut it was a long portage. I could barely lift my arms by the time we were finished , but it felt great knowing we had no more canoe portages. We put back in and floated a mile downstream to an island where we set up camp. The rain let up at point but continued into the night, it was excellent to have a warm meal before I hit the sack.
Chris Boehlert is a rising sophomore psychology major and a quote he lives by is "It's a dangerous business, going out of your door, you step into the road, and if you don't keep your feet, there is no knowing where you might be swept off to."