I dubbed this year’s trip Challenging the Elements for good reason. By pure chance this was the most difficult trip yet. We started by navigating in the dark on the first day. This was not as bad as it sounds and turned out to be rather pleasant. The next day started out warm and sunny, but the weather changed abruptly to rain, then cold rain with a headwind. We would fight the wind several more times before the end. At one point we were forced off a small bay and had to bushwack our way to the next river. All told it was quite the adventure!