Friday Evening, Oct. 8
I have studied the map and have set a goal of crossing the Mississippi River in six days. Now that the communities are becoming more regular I plan to use them to my advantage similarly to stepping on stones over a brook. All but one are between 20 - 25 miles apart and this represents a more sane way to travel - at least for now. On the very positive - the weather has been beautiful and as they say, I had better make hay while the sun is shining for I know that eventually the rain will come.
Now where is that darn flashlight!
And by the way - I was wrong about the coyotes. They are still here in abundance having heard their chorus of yapping as I walked along in the early morning.