On April 2, 2018, Matt Ziegler will head out from his family farm located on the Trempealeur River for a 50 day journey down the Mississippi River.
From the Ziegler farm in Wisconsin, located at 44.153511, -91588006, Matt will travel down a rough 25 mile stretch on his kayak to the Mississippi River. He will dock at Lock and Dam 6, before journeying onwards for 26 lock and dams on a 1700+ mile journey.
Matt's transportation is his kayak which he will have everything he'll need for the 50 day journey down the Mississippi. There will be several challenges that he'll have to embark on -- Matt plans on restocking on food about every 7 days and fill his water bags every 3 days on one of the hundred river towns on the river. He will be camping during his entire journey on the many islands located along the way. He'll be setting off in the spring, which poses another challenge, the snow and ice on the ground will also impact his departure date and speed.
Follow Matt on his journey through Planeterra's Facebook Page, and for instant adventure: just add water.