The Lower Mississippi River Water Trail

Appendix

Rivergator Appendix XXI

Mississippi River

Long Distance Expeditions 2014

 

This list was compiled by the “Irish Voyageur” John Sullivan, kayaker, hydrologist, adventurer and manager of the Facebook group Mississippi River Paddlers.

 

Mississippi River Paddlers starting at the source in 2014 (John Sullivan, 1/4/2015)

 

2014 Mississippi River Challenge (Tim Muhich, Clinton Adams, Boot Baweja & Colin Bright) – May 10th

Trip ended in Natchez, MS on May 29th!

Anders Carlson & Sean Karvonen – May 14th Finished July 25th at the Gulf of Mexico

Aleks Tweeter Nelson – May 17th Finished July 28th at the Gulf of Mexico

Gus LeSavage – May 17th stopped at St. Louis

Joshua Ploetz – May 19th Finished July 28th at the Gulf of Mexico

Conor Emser, Tony Yandek, Evan Weisenberger & Beau Hartman – May 20th Finished at New Orleans July 12th

Shane Westen – July 4th Status unknown

Graham Jordison - July 14th Finished September 14th at New Orleans

Kyle Harms – May 23rd Finished Oct ? below New Orleans ?

James Welborn – May 25th Finished September 9th at the Gulf of Mexico

Ellen Mcdonah – May 25th Finished September 8th at the Gulf of Mexico

Nic Doucette & Gabe Vasquez - May 31st Finished August 9th at the Gulf of Mexico

Thorin Loeks – June 1st Finished September 17th at the Gulf of Mexico

Ilya Kulchitskiy – June 1st Stopped at St. Louis July 29th

Rich Brand – June 3rd Finished September 28th at the Gulf of Mexico

Alanna Mays and Mike Slay – June 13th ended at Vicksburg, MS August 31st

Jon Thole & Zachary Johnson – June 20th Finished August 17th at the Gulf of Mexico

Cameron Smith – June 30th Finished November 5th at Lake Pontchartrain

Kevin Berrigan, Scott Lehmann & Gabriel Paulone - July 9th Finished September 20th at the Gulf of Mexico

Linda and Gary DeKock – July 19th Finished September 26th at mile 0.

John Pritchard & Paddy Broughton - August 2nd Finished October 25th at New Orleans

Ewaut Van Wassenhove – August 4th Finished at New Orleans

Johnny Rebel & Yvonne Wrobell (Crazy Critters) – August 5th Finished at Lulin, LA December 1st

Ken Robertshaw & Grace Alsancak – August 7th Finished October 4th at mile 0

Jonathon Berg – August 7thFinished at New Orleans October 30th

Amy Lauterbach & Jim Yurchenco – August 12th Finished October 8th at the Gulf of Mexico

Jim Beck – August 15th Finished November 6th at the Gulf of Mexico

Grace Kluesner – August 17th Finished November 26th at the Gulf of Mexico

Jason StriDer Lape & Noble Stevenson Jennette – August 23rd Finished November 13th at the Gulf of Mexico

Eddy Harris - August 25th Finished in New Orleans in December?

Jared McCallum – September 1st Finished October 30th at Baton Rouge

Adventure Mississippi River (Jordan Hanssen, Greg Spooner, Markus Pukonen, & Pat Fleming) – September 2nd

Finished November 25th at the Gulf of Mexico

Rob Warner & Joe Simon – September 8th Finished November 8th at mile 0

Adrienne Brown & Alyce Kuenzli – September 8th Finished November 18th at the Gulf of Mexico

Maggi Crotty & Timothy Wenzel – September 21st Finished ? at mile 0

 

Other Paddlers Paddling Most of the Mississippi River in 2014

 

Max Oak Kaprov, Year 2 of his trip. Finished November 18th at the Gulf of Mexico

Zachary Taylor Smith – Started July 14th near La Crosse Finished September 25th at the Gulf of Mexico

Kary & Kris Johnson – Started July 28th near Hayward, WI finished September 26th at New Orleans

Matt Hanks – Started in Minneapolis August 24th – Reached Morgan City Nov. 6th then on to Dallas, TX Dec. 20th

Colin Jungwirth - Started on the Wisconsin River at Stevens Point at Morgan City November 29th

IIan Levine – Started above Prairie du Chien and Finished at New Orleans August 8th

Adam Larson – Year 2 of his trip. Finished November 14th at the Gulf of Mexico

Steve Arsenault – Started at Lake Bemidji – September 3rd Finished November 18th at the Gulf of Mexico

Steven Slater – Started at Anoka – September 10th Still sailing and paddling

Abe and Nate Dicks - Started at Grand Rapids April 14th Finished June 6th at New Orleans

John Colbert – Year 2 of his trip. Started near Byron, MN on the Zumbro R. Finished October 18th at the Gulf of Mexico

Jake Andersen – Year 2 of his trip. Started on the Des Moines River, Finished June 24th at the Gulf of Mexico

Tyler Zirk and Cody Sommers – Started in Minneapolis June 16th Finished at August 16th at Venice

Bill “One gallon” Nedderman – Started on May 28th at Duluth, Mn on Lake Superior then to Lakes Huron and Michigan, then up the Fox River in, then down the Wisconsin to the Mississippi. He reached Intracoastal Waterway November 6th at Morgan City then went on to Dallas, TX where he finished December 20th