As I write this departure is only 18 days way. There is still A lot to do.
My team has shrunk by one, one paddler decided she didn't have the resources to commit to the trip. Another paddler - who worked from the very beginning helping me to plan, and was 100% on board, got a job opportunity that was too good to pass up. She made the bulk of her gear available to a friend, who needed some help. But we gained a paddler, a young man asked if he could join us and he is.
So it will be myself and two other paddlers, who you will get to know shortly. They still have a little work to do, both are novice paddlers, and they have come far with hard work. We still need to work on assisted rescues, but for the most part they are ready to go.
In about 10 days we will buy all of our food, and package it to go. We will do one final test pack, once the food is purchased. Then we begin the long drive north.
still on my todo list? Activate our SPOT device. Buy fuel. Little things like that. But for the most part, our systems are set, and we are ready to go.