Sunday evening milret and I met up at Martin Dies State Pak and set camp. Visiting a bit after dinner we hit the rack early to get a good nights sleep. Ed came in later that night and parked without waking us sleeping in his truck. The three of us represented the "old men" all being close to 60. Monday morning we drove to Sheffield Landing where we met Chris (Black Rifle), cousin Drew and friend David, "the young men" all in their late twenties. Unloading quickly we left David to guard boats and gear and made the hour drive down to Lumberton to meet out outfitter from Piney Woods Outfitters. Catching a ride back up the river we got afloat about 1:00 PM. Keeping our float short that day we pulled ashore about 3:30 and set camp for the first evening. Chilly we set after supper enjoying the fire and getting to know each other before bed. The next morning met us with a thermometer reading 29 degrees.