The bag on the left is my folding kayak, on the right is all of my gear – paddles, lifejacket, tent, sleeping bag, etc. – and on top is my backpack with clothes.
Here is what the boat looks like packed in the bag.
I’ll be paddling a folding kayak. I’m starting in Minneapolis. If the kayak actually floats with me and all of my gear I’ll go to St. Paul (about 15 miles). If I have an acceptably good time and the weather remains fine I will continue on from there the next day. I’ll keep going until I get too tired, or the weather gets too cold, or I stop enjoying the trip, or I run out of time. You can follow my daily progress on the Mississippi River Map and in real time on my Spot tracking page.