I woke up at first light and my canoe was gone and most of my gear was gone. Part of going ahead despite the pandemic was making a commitment not to call on others if I got into trouble—not to put them at risk or pull resources away from others. I did the Mississippi River in 2009 from the source to New Orleans. What I really like about a journey like this is you have your physical journey, which in itself is awesome. And when we put ourselves into the water you’re able to let go a little bit.