|Robert in the river - just below the one mandatory 'portage'|
Here is a link to a map of the start and finish line as well as the location of the two hotels that are within walking distance of the start. There are many more accommodation options available (all the big chain hotels) as well, and i'm sure we could arrange transport if you chose these options. 9 swimmers are registered (or have their registration pending) - only six more spots are available! Robert Treuer, the only local signed up has been putting in some long swims in the river and reports that the current (at least right now) moves right along - he's averaging well over three miles an hour when he manages to stay away from the inside corners.