2017, May 6

In 2014, I paddled a kayak about 100 miles down the Monongahela River and about 340 miles down the Ohio stopping in Greenup, Kentucky. I had planned to paddle the entire 900 miles of the Ohio but it didn't happen, for a number of reasons. So this year, 2017, I am going back to Greenup to continue my trek and paddle the rest of the way to Cairo, Illinois, where the Ohio ends at the confluence of the mighty Mississippi, about 640 more river miles. I'll begin on July 3rd and plan to be in Cairo on Labor Day, two months later, give or take a day.
Same boat, my sturdy 16 foot Wilderness System Tarpon, modified a bit from lessons learned in 2014, same guide book, minus some useless gear, adding some needed gear left behind last time, but essentially just a continuation of the previous trip.
I plan to document my paddle as I did last time, rivermeister.com but adding /2017, so follow along if you will. I will add more photos, especially of people I meet along the way (which I neglected to do last time and still saddens me - friends I made turned out to be a defining character of the trip).