Teddy Cooley sums up the adventure: “It was one of the most wonderful experiences of my life so far. It will never be forgotten. Never before had I slept under the stars without a tent for so long and got such a great night’s rest each night.
“We all got along the entire time. The trip is definitely not for everyone. It takes a certain person to be able to handle being in the wilderness for 17 days, but I would do it again in a heartbeat.”