It was over 80 degrees on shore, but on the river it was cool and breezy. Over 108 people from 3 to 92 gathered at Harriet Island for an adventure on the Mississippi River with Wilderness Inquiry. After counting off to see how many were actually present, we loaded onto 2 school buses to ride up Shepard Road to Hidden Falls where we got our gear, loaded up the canoes, and headed down river. Blue Heron, turkey vultures, swallows, and even a few jumping fish were spotted as we went down the river. We stopped for lunch at Crosby Farms - delicious sandwiches, salad and bars from Kafe 421 (they also donated to our fund raiser in April). After lunch, we loaded up again and headed down to Harriet Island. The Wilderness Inquiry staff were delightful, knowledgeable and easy to work with. We hope to do it again!
Ann Carter, Volunteer Coordinator