Alumni take on Big Muddy Adventure

Emily Branan

Mitchell Selby and Malcolm Reed, A’15, are beginning their Big Muddy Adventure paddling down the Mississippi River.

They began their trip on Aug. 13 at the top of the river and are trying to reach New Orleans by Thanksgiving. They paddled 42 miles in 18 hours, which is the longest they’ve paddled in a day, but they plan to start paddling close to 100 miles in 21 hours as they get closer to Memphis.

Selby and Reed are fundraising for the Louisiana Outdoors Outreach Program. To follow their adventure, people can visit their blog at