Hello my family/friends!
Just a quick check in to let you know that Carter and I were both successful in our attempts to simultaneously break the Guinness World Records for “longest distance paddled in 24 hours on moving water” today! He paddled 280 (old record was 275, yukon 2010) and I went 231 (old record was 192, missouri 2009). It was pretty sketchy in some of the rapids (you all know how much I love those–not), but I managed to stay upright and in the locked position. Jeff and Greg Mchale and 2 locals were our crew and they were perfect. And the 24 hours of light in fast moving water definitely helped. Aside from feeding the fishes once and not being able to use my legs much (dang hip, ugh), it was pretty sweeeeet. So Team Merrell now holds 4 of the 6 solo world records. Next up, open water. But not for a while. Now I have narcolepsy. Eat til you’re sleepy, sleep til you’re hungry. :). Back in SD tomorrow night. Thanks for all of the good juju you sent! It worked! Xo r