So many people made this trip possible. Thank you.
Mary Ann and Van Reidhead, the most supportive parents one could hope for. Mary C Reidhead, who listened to me rant. Jim Thurmond, an excellent mentor in the climbing world. Rich Orr, Wenonah, and the Alpine Shop in St. Louis. Greg Echelmeier, proprietor of Old Mountains Gear Exchange. Tim Phiel and Team River Runner. Dan Rapp, a fantastic firefighter and even more amazing friend. Barb Goode and Autism Speaks. Mark Scrimenti, friend of writers. Norm Miller and the international paddling community. Cooper and his couch. Janet Sullens Moreland, the first woman to paddle the Missouri River from source to sea. Steve Schnarr and Missouri River Relief, purveyors of coffee thicker than the river where it was brewed. Dale Sanders, the oldest person to paddle the Mississippi River and hike the Appalachian Trail. Randy Stone, a giving neighbor. Jack Garrett, the grandfather we always wanted. Nicki, James, and Sara Thurmond. Deborah, John, and Kathy. Vicki and the MR 340. Rob Kaltoff and son, friendly faces in a cold place. Rod Wellington, all smiles and stoked to paddle. Shane Perrin, midwest king of SUP. Jon Lauten. Richard Sojourner. SPOT. And the river rat on the couch.